Questions tagged [url]

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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Fallback URL if the desitination URL is Down or Unavailable [closed]

What app or a 3rd party website I can use to check first a destination link/page if it is down or unavailable and redirect them to another page if that url is down. Example: User clicks a link which ...
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Will adding parameters to URLs with JavaScript to pass information to Google Analytics affect SEO?

I have written some simple js/php that adds WordPress taxonomies and categories of posts to the urls of blog posts so that we can search in google analytics which posts with matching taxonomies are ...
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Swapping Primary URLs between two sites

We have two sites and need to swap the primary URLs. URLone.com is a landing page that links to URLtwo.com, which is a full website. We now want the Full website to have URLone.com as it's primary URL,...
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Using sub_filter command in Nginx by specifying its starting values

Seems like an odd request but I'm wondering if it's possible to alter values in nginx just by specifying several of its values. I've proxied my business website through nginx so I can have different ...
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How to change setup URL of pages to end with / [closed]

I thought that example.com/about/ would serve index.html located in a directory called about, but if I change the address of the website to example.com/about/index.html, that page doesn't exist. I ...
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SEO friendly best practice for putting id and title in different language

I know there are very similar questions like this, but I didn't find the best answerer. I have url like site.com/:id1/:id2/:id3 For having best result in SEO, someone told its better to put titles in ...
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Is it OK for SEO to keep same URLs on new site without redirecting even though the site was down for a while?

Is it OK to keep the exact URL from my old site into my brand new site without redirecting? Those pages had a 404 while the site was under construction. I really not sure what's the best way. I only ...
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How can I find and remove WordPress malware resulting in URLs with this styling: / top:0; left:-9999px

I'm breaking my head for 2 days with this one, and would appreciate some extra thoughts. These links are found in wp-content/cache/wp-rocket .html files only, while they are not present on the actual ...
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Can't access the website which is on and working with only one device (PC) [closed]

Around 2 weeks ago I suddenly became unable to use my university's classroom website from my PC. My PC is the only device having problem, I can freely access it from my phone or laptop. Website url is,...
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Keyword in URLs vs. short URLs

My website is all about long holidays. This brings me to the following dilemma: is it better to have "long-holidays" in nearly all URLs of the website or not, given that it will make the ...
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Is it necessary or worth to use post id in url structure? [duplicate]

Im using wordpress . I have seen many websites that use combination of numerical id and slug (postname) on their URL Structures ( hybrid URL ) : site.com/id/post-name and similar structure for their ...
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What is the effect of Enhancing the content and Change URL auto 301 redirect in WordPress

I have some articles that ranked on the first page but with a long URL and Title and need to reformat with the same content but organize the post structure and may need to get steps up and move others ...
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Is it OK for SEO to use a number for the URL path rather than a slug of ugly percent encode international characters that don't redirect properly?

I’m using WordPress with RTL|UTF8|Persian content. When I use the example.com/post-name permalink structure, I have two problems: When I change the post URLs, it creates redirect problems. (I don't ...
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Is inconsistent URL structure bad for SEO?

I work for a site and I don't know why the content team did this, but here is an example: example.com/food/italian is a page that contains links to Italian recipes, such as: example.com/italian-food/...
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SEO-friendly way to pass multiple values in a URL parameter

What is the correct/recommended way from a SEO point of view to pass multiple parameter values for a single key in a URL. e.g. my online store sells the watches that I'd like filtering using facets ...
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nginx https ip address to domain redirect

My website is pretty messed up: it shows up as an IP address in the google search results (https). I want to redirect this to my domain, but when I couldn't figure out how to redirect https to my ...
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My website doesn't provide 404 errors

My website doesn't provide 404 errors. If you were to type in: clientsforcounsellors.com/dlkforiereg or pretty much any gibberish page that doesn't exist, you'd be redirected to my home page. Why ...
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Google Analytics showing named URL for every page except the home page which only shows a forward slash

My main homepage URL in analytics does not have a name and is just showing as a '/': Every other page on the site is has a name following the '/' for example '/sign-gallery. I am worried that my site ...
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Two subages on one website with almost identical content

I'm creating a website that is comparing stuff, let's say it compares programming languages for the sake of explaining my question. I'm building a structure where the url/slug will contain the two ...
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Repeating keyword twice in a URL effects SEO or not? [duplicate]

What will be the correct format for my URL (Here, I am trying to target the keyword 'abcxyz'): www.abcxyz.com/abc-xyz.php/................... www.abcxyz.com/custom-abc-xyz.php/............ Please ...
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Forward domain to a specific port and IP while using the forwarded domain in the URL

I have 2 domains. One is hosted with google domains and the other with Namecheap. I don't really care which one I use as the primary or if I even end up using 2 for my purposes. I would like to be ...
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Redirecting bare domain to www doesn't when specifying http/https scheme

I've recently uploaded a website on a domain via Firebase hosting. Using the domain registrar (NameCheap) I've also applied a 301 redirect rule (via NameCheap. It's called "URL redirect record&...
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Is a URL with querystring SEO friendly? [duplicate]

I have developed a CMS that works with ID in urls. http://example.com/content/?id=10 My customers asked me to add keywords in URLs to be seo firendly. I am not sure if there is a certain definition ...
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Which special characters are safe and unreserved to use in the complete URL?

After reading these answers and some Googling I couldn't find a precise answer. RFC states that these characters are unreserved "-" | "_" | "." | "!" | "~&...
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Can a webpage differ in content if 'http' is changed to 'https' or if 'www.' is added after 'http://' (or 'https://')?

When I use the Python package newspaper3k package and run the code import newspaper paper = newspaper.build('http://abcnews.com', memoize_articles=False) for url in paper.article_urls(): print(url)...
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URL structure: expanding an international existing website with an E-commerce

Picture the following existing international website: https://www.example.com/ https://www.example.be/ https://www.example.be/fr https://www.example.be/nl https://www.example.be/de https://www....
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index vs a-specific-url [duplicate]

As we all know, the URL has some importance in SEO. Should I try to rewrite (or redirect) the index page to a specific-name? For example: index.php to white-cats-are-cute.php (This is regardless of ...
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Should I change the AMP url? (when updating the url for the page itself?)

Let's say I have a page under www.example.com/some/path, and its AMP version is under www.example.com/some/path/amp. If I change the path of the page, let's say to www.example.com/other/path, should I ...
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Encoding spaces in urls for SEO when hyphens are already present in text

From my research it seems that hyphen - chars are the preferred word breakers in urls in respect to SEO. I'd like to use text in my urls for both SEO purposes and for functionality, consuming the text ...
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Showing more text with JavaScript - Google and SEO aspects

I have a page with several lists. Each list has "Read more" button or link. When clicking the "Read more", additional elements are added to the list (sometimes by just changing the ...
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Can I change Non-ASCII URLs using redirects without hurting SEO?

I know that google can handle Non-Latin characters in URLs and for my research, I know that in many cases SEO experts advised being used for localized websites. Unfortunately, these non-Latin URLs ...
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How are these URLs highlighting text?

I've noticed some web URLs link to a web page with highlighted text. This appears to be controlled by an escape sequence in the URL of the form #:~:text=StartText,EndText, where StartText indicates ...
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Responding '404' for subdirectories is bad practice?

I had URLs like this: example.com/post/dkKE_wd3jJ For SEO reasons I decided to add some text: example.com/post/dkKE_wd3jJ/best_funny_videos But I noticed that the alphanumeric ID looks weird in front,...
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Google, old site pages indexed. How i can remove old pages gracefully?

I have create a new version of a site: new HTML structure, new styles, images, etc. The content of the site is the same (text are changed but the "concepts" are the same). This is the actual server ...
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standard of language code format in url address

I am working currently on rebuilding a platform that is targeting local companies within the country. It should be localised and available in couple of languages. I inspected couple of big companies ...
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SEO URL Behind Login That May/May Not Require Payment Structure

I have the following parent URL: example.com/courses/course_name/ Currently, that parent URL can be accessed without a login. When a user is logged in, and they try to access a video child URL, 2 ...
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URL with same file name for pages affects SEO?

I have a site that has the multiple products with the same file name for the product pages. Example: https://wwww.example.com/product1/page.php https://wwww.example.com/product2/page.php Each of ...
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URL structure for specific years in blog

I have an URL like this one for an article with a good traffic. example.com/best-x-for-2019 Now I want to update the content to 2020. I have made the mistake of having the year in slug for the first ...
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Repetition Keyword URL Subfolder + Slug?

here's the question. In this sense, it is not keyword stuffing in the URL if it is mentioned once as slug and category. It would be more user friendly to have a short URL but it is questionable which ...
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On Netlify, how do I redirect a URL wildcard to that parent directory?

I have URLs I want to redirect to their parent folder/directory: /hats-category/hats1 /hats-category/hats2 /hats-category/cool-hats Rule looks like this: /hats-category/* /hats-category So I can ...
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With WordPress multi-language site in English and Spanish, Google doesn't index the URLs with the /es/

I have launched a website with English and Spanish languages. I've done it using WordPress multi-language (WPML), but I'm having a lot of problems indexing and ranking the Spanish URLs, which appear ...
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Can I create a keyword subdirectory for my home page to help SEO?

My website consists of an English-language Homepage (my index.html file), and a German and Russian translation of this page (de.html + ru.html), which are accessible through a button on the top-right. ...
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Will /blog/ at the start of the URL path for my WordPress articles help SEO?

I have a WordPress website for a business. And they have many pages, Custom Posts, etc. And they do have a Blog also. At present their blog urls are like this: Main page for blog: example.com/blog ...
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Is it possible to create a short URL that redirects to a longer URL if that short URL currently doesn't exist?

I've a URL that's very long. I need to put the URL into a hardcopy format but it looks ridiculous on paper. The URL performs well so changing it is not on the cards. Would it be possible to write a ...
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allow users to post url schems that not http/https?

i have a blog comment section where users write their website and a comment about it and it is shown like this <a href="https://example.com">Website</a> <br> <span>my website ...
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Need two pages with different URL inside Required Step for GA Goal

Have a funnel starting with an A/B test through Google Optimize. Actually I have a redirect test because I'm testing two pages that already exist. Because of that I need a GA Goal set as a funnel, ...
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SEO advantages of having content in a WordPress subpage?

I'm creating a WordPress-Website for a massage parlor. The website is in German (I'm from Switzerland). I decided to not have a hub page for "services" but have the two main service "categories" ...
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Blocked URL in Bing still showing up in search results

I am trying to block a URL from showing up in search results. I am the webmaster for the site, and the content has been deleted. I used the "block URL" link 2 days ago and the URL is still showing ...
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Is it possible to mask a URL? [duplicate]

When a user goes to the site and request the following page: myworld.com/blog is it possible to deliver the contents from /blog/ from a different server which is the physical location for blog.myworld....
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Is it a good or a bad SEO practice to create a same URL with different directory?

We have a website with many different modules. Currently we are trying to implement the "Related Questions" SERP Feature for our FAQs page. Eg: There are two pages example.com/xyzservice.htm & ...

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