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A URL, or Uniform Resource Locator, is an address for a file or resource that specifies where that resource is, and how to go about retrieving it.

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Should one use umlaute in translated URLs?

I have found at When translating a site go with URLs in Chinese or English? that The URLs should be in the same language as the content. If you want a Chinese URL, it's pretty clear that you go ...
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Why am I receiving request with h/randomNumber.html

Recently, I've been receiving request spikes from requests of the form example.com/h/<randomNumber>.html Each time the random number is consistent (per 24 hours). On Google analytics I'll ...
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SEO URL structure [duplicate]

I'm in the process of restructuring some of the content on a site (specifically the URL structure) so that it is formatted best for SEO. The section of the site that I am restructuring is a parts ...
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SEO - localized url - best pattern [duplicate]

I want to support languages (fr,en,de). My home page: https://example.com/ (content localized based on webBrowser settings) Language selection links available to set language in a cookie: http://...
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How to have .htaccess display 404.html for child pages

I am working on a website example.com that has an error page example.com/404.html. Here's my entire .htaccess file (Apache): # Forces HTTPS RewriteEngine On RewriteCond %{HTTPS} !=on RewriteRule ^(....
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Is there an advantage for a completely dynamic mobile site opposed to having some pages at separate mobile URLs and some pages dynamic?

We are serving both mobile and desktop platforms through a single domain. In case of mobile, we append /m at end of the domain. In some cases, pages are served dynamically. Common URL for both the ...
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Best practice for moving subdomain to new root domain while keeping url structure + SEO [closed]

I am looking for best standards for 301 redirects and complete domain migration that preserves SEO rankings. A redirect from subdomain to root domain, root to root domain, keeping basic url structure, ...
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Type of URL to choose for different activities [duplicate]

I'm doing 2 totally different activities under one name and I would like to create a website for both under one domain name. For example, the website will be example.com. How should I arrange it ...
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Discrepancy in ScreamingFrog Depth Stats and actual list of URLs

I have crawled my website with Screaming Frog, it has roughly 200 pages, most of which are in example.com/category/product, however, the tool shows me that these are actually on 4-5 clicks away from ...
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Why hide .NET URL extensions and make them appear to be .html?

I'm new to the web engineering and I have done some searching for URL/Domain masking. In my company, my HOD asked one question during meeting and wants the answer in the next meeting. He asked that ...
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How to verify all four variants of the URL to Google Search Console for Shopify?

How to verify all four variants of the URL to Google Search Console for Shopify? I have a main variant with www. It's conected with the Analitycs (this one shows the data), but Google Search Console ...
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Error in SEO Friendly URL [closed]

I have below url structure http://example.com/blog.php?blogURL=user-already-has-more-than-max_user_connections-active-connections and I want to below http://example.com/blog/user-already-has-more-...
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Page Rank: Is it okay for /general-content/ to also have all the content that is on /general-content/specific-content/?

I'm building some pages with before-and-after photo galleries on them, and I'm trying to figure out the best site structure that would yield the highest ranked pages. There is a page called /before-...
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Should I aim for Shorter links or Categorically accurate links?

I'm currently in the process of migrating a site. I have some example links like this: example.com/pricing/ example.com/contact/ example.com/about/ example.com/about/person-a/ example.com/about/...
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Different words on page title than in URL for SEO purposes

May I benefit (or not, or be punished) in my SEO rankings if I use different words on my URL than on the page's title? For instance: Page Title: Our Offices URL: https://example.com/heavy-duty-...
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Best SEO URL Structure : Filter product list by multiple tags

Which url is better for SEO (google)? separate tags like sub folders with slash "/": 1) shop.com/product-category-1/tags/product-tag-1/product-tag-2 separate with characters plus "+" underscore "_" ...
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Is hashbang in URL still SEO friendly in 2018?

I have seen old posts that say you can make sure your website is crawled by Google crawlers if you add #! in it. E.g. www.example.com/guns#!colt. But those posts are way old from 2014. And I've also ...
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Why Using sha or likewise key in file or Image Urls? [closed]

As I'm new and do not have much insight about security what I have found while scraping websites using scrapy and such tools is that most of the websites like google while naming there image or other ...
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Multiple keywords in SEO friendly URL [duplicate]

I have a website with the domain as ‘domain.tld’. I have a product let’s call it as ‘Name A’. The product is used for purpose say ‘Purpose 1 software’. Now I need to optimise the SEO of the product ...
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Noticing a lot of crawl errors in Google Search Console for pages that never existed on our site

I recently began work on an existing Wordpress website that was extensively revamped 3 months ago. https://thedoctorwithin.com. I'm a bit new to Wordpress, so I thought I should reach out to some of ...
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Broken links in wordpress due to .htaccess

I was playing around with the .htaccess file on my site, and though the homepage works. All links are broken, showing 404 error. I also cannot click on anything but the homepage. If it matters here ...
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Changing canonical URL impact on SEO

I have a website with multiple URLs to the same content: /dog/black/labrador /dog/brown/labrador ... whereas the /black/ or /brown/ hierarchy can be anything and will always show the same page and ...
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What's the best practice URL Path with multiple occurences of the same parameter?

Case User searches on a website for "cake" and filters the results via two categories: "united states" and "germany". Researched best practices SEO relevant and as short as possible URL if possible ...
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Arabic or Persian language in url for SEO [duplicate]

I need some SEO advice about how to make an SEO friendly URL structure when the site is in Arabic or Persian. Should I use translated English; or Arabic or Persian in the URL path? I ask because ...
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Would there be any SEO implications, if I had a URL, which did not fully reflect a page's Directory Path?

URL example: www.example.com/floral-canvas-prints/daffodil-canvas-prints Let's say I am looking to implement the above Product Category URL. It is fairly clear that the page would be about 'Floral ...
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Remove non-existent language directory from URLs under nginx

I've got URLs like this: /lang/path-to-file.ext and I want to remove the "lang" because it doesn't exist: /path-to-file.ext How do I do that on an nginx server?
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URL Structure for web apps with marketing homepage

I've been researching the URL structures for web apps that have a marketing homepage. For example... Example 1 The homepage lives on www.productname.com and the application on app.productname.com ...
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What canonical URL should be used for sub-pages? The sub-page itself, the home page,or something else?

I was wondering what canonical url to use for my site's pages other than the home page. For example, if I have https://example.com/page-1, which should I use: https://example.com/page-1 https://...
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Is it ok to have a Child Category appear in multiple Parent Categories?

I am currrently looking at creating the following URL: www.example.com/floral-canvas-prints/daffodils This is pretty self explanatory. A user would expect the above URL to take them to a product ...
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Do search engines have a preference to URL structures, when dealing with product variants?

Lets say, I have an 'Abstract Daffodil' painting. As such, the product would fit into both of the following Product Category URLs: www.example.com/floral-canvas/daffodils www.example.com/floral-...
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URL translation for multilingual website [duplicate]

I'm developing a multilingual website (with two languages). I noticed the most sites only change the language code of URL. Example: http://example.com/en/article http://example.com/pt-br/article ...
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Using friendly URLs for web pages and Rest Styles URLs for services, is it a good approach?

Is my approach to SEO regarding URLs right? I am using friendly URLs for web pages and Rest Styles to consume services. I've been a web developer for about 10 years. I first heard of "friendly URLs" ...
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URLs include a directory without an index page, should it be removed for SEO?

A client's website has the following structure: /products/product-1 /products/product-2 /products/product-3 These product urls are keyword optimised pages for organic search. Google also indexes /...
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Google indexing redirected login pages

I have a website on which users can ask a question, but in order to ask a question they must be logged in. Which means if users go to the URL example.com/ask-question/, then it will redirect them to ...
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404 errors on Wordpress site

I have run a link checker on my site and it came up with this link: <link rel='dns-prefetch' href='//fonts.googleapis.com' /> I confirm this URL is not valid. How do I isolate why did bad link ...
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How should I construct a site so that the URL is meaningful for the user and Big Internet Search Engine? [closed]

A URL can be descriptive but, how do I make the most of it so that it is meaningful for both users of my site and for Big Internet Search Engine when it comes along?
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Are URLs containing a slug but no directory (slash) OK for SEO and rich snippets?

I have single URL style for multiple different content types: /question-title-1 /article-title-2 The questions have rich snippets for nostar voting and the articles have star voted rich snippets. I ...
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Region-based site and SEO

I'm currently developing a small site for my friend's firm. The firm is split into two regions of the country; east and west. Each site shares products, but some may be available on the west site, ...
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Googlebot URLencoding longtail URLs which is causing server errors

My Google search traffic has been growing consistently for months without any hiccups. Then a few days ago, Google dropped my traffic by about 80% in one day. The traffic would then later rebound ...
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Multilingual website with same URL (like bing.com) or subdomain or ccTLD [duplicate]

We are migrating our website from single language to multilingual structure. But we are unaware of pros and cons on the specific approach. We are majorly looking to build website on single domain ...
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Impact of switching from an exact match domain name (EMD) to a business name domain

We have a 6-year-old keywordy 34 letter "EMD" domain name (3 words with hyphens). We want to switch to a new 35 letter business name domain name (yes our business name is 35 characters without ...
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Should rel=nofollow be used, when internally linking to cousin pages?

I am currently working on an eCommerce website. I am thinking of creating a structure, which would allow the visitor to browse the site by Product Category, Room and Theme. As such, I would end up ...
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Can a URL that is not linked to from anywhere be discovered?

Let's say I have a URL that is not linked to from anywhere, and let's say the file portion is very long, so that it's unlikely it could be accidentally entered. Something like ...
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Should I set short or long URL fragments for headlines?

I have an article like: <h1>My article example</h1> <div class="table-of-content"> <a href="#subheadline-example-here">Subheadline example here...</a> <a href=...
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Mediawiki - How to disable diacritic/special characters in the URL

My mediawiki page is in Polish and the mediawiki converts page titles to url in 1:1 style - it means that page named Truteń will have url that contains Truteń with the Polish diacritic character "ń". ...
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If I link to clean URLs based on the page title but redirect to URLS with ids as part of a site migration, is that bad for SEO?

I'm importing stuff from a Drupal site that has a couple of alias URLs: /node/123 /my-alias-node-title My new site is a very simple CMS handmade in PHP by me as a practice. In the new system, the ...
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Omitting “http://www.” from my URL doesn't load the mobile site

I designed and uploaded a site on a mobile format. It shows up fine but ONLY if I type out the http://. The client wants it to be as simple as possible. How can I have it automatically insert ...
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What is the advantage of using alphanumeric ID in URLs? Is it for SEO?

I have been seen some of the reputed news portals are using the Alphanumeric ID in URLs to get extra benefits for SEO. And also they are doing well. But I want to know about it that is there any ...
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Why do some websites have none existing 'parent pages'? [closed]

For the purpose of this question, I would like to highlight the following URL: https://www.therange.co.uk/occasions/birthdays/ Upon selection, you will be successfully directed to a page displaying '...
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How to instruct Google to ignore URLs with given suffix/parameter?

Hi there I need to temporarily instruct Google to exclude from indexing all URLs that contain the following suffix: ?lang=it How can I achieve this?