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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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How to choose a SEO friendly URL structure for user generated content? [duplicate]

I am currently designing the URL structure for a web application serving user generated content. For SEO purposes, I want the user generated name in the URL, e.g. example.com/collection/user-generated-...
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Best way to protect a directory outside of root directory?

My document root path is the following: /Users/myname/Sites/ I've created 2 virtual host, like so: <VirtualHost *:80> ServerAdmin [email protected] DocumentRoot "/Users/myname/...
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Mass ?query= dumped in to server requests

At some point in the past few months almost all of the URLs in the logs starting containing this: ?query= I tried using all of the major search engines (Bing, Google, Yahoo and Yandex) however even ...
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How to link an unchanging Wix URL to a PDF that will be replaced with updated versions

As an example, the URL https://nationalmtb.org/nica-handbook always links to the most updated version of the organization's handbook (currently a file named NICA-Handbook.12.1.23.v2.pdf). How do I do ...
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Display a Single location that have two words in a URL

I have to show locations in a URL. The mentioned location has two words. Salvage fort What is the ideal URL structure? //test. com/search/aza/salvage%20fort-to-missipi //test. com/search/aca/...
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properly formatting an information-friendly URL [duplicate]

I have a problem with formatting a URL to make SEO tools happy with it. I currently have a URL similar to this: https://www.example.com/Toronto_The-Flatiron_M5E-1C9/February-16-2024_600pm_ages36-49/ ...
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Singular vs plural forms for entities in CMS website

Let's say I have a (frontend) website where users can register and post, just like StackExchange, which makes use of a REST API to fetch the data. So the website is located at https://www.example.com ...
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not set page title

I am seeing on GA4 a lot of traffic on a "not set" page title. I'll explain the whole situation to you: In my company, the marketing team wants to track how many people apply to our ...
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Google Search Console displays message "Page is not indexed: Page with redirect" but the URL it is showing is not completely mine

Google Search Console is showing me the URL: https://example.com/unique-ways-to-hang-your-curtains//1000 there is an addition of /1000. My actual URL is: https://example.com/unique-ways-to-hang-your-...
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Are dates in URLs going to cause SEO problems? If so, how can users share URLs with dates without hurting SEO?

I am developing a train schedule website. In their I am using following URL pattern https://example.com/search/61-205/2023-12-28/stationA-to-stationC so 61-205 will be from station ID and To Station ...
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Impact of URL structure on SEO

I'm working on a major update on one of my website after a slow but continued lowering in google search rankings. I went from 1/2 on my major pages to being at 3 or 4th position. Currently my website ...
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Two GH Pages site on the same domain

I have one GH Pages website at the URL username.github.io/project-name, which has a dedicated purpose. This has been around for some time, so I don't want to change its URL. I then setup a second ...
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Trailing Slash for home page redirect? [duplicate]

While redirecting a page to the homepage, is there any problem if I add a slash to the homepage in my .htaccess file? Currently the homepage doesn't have a slash in the URL.
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Client's Website Was Hacked and 316K Fake URLs Submitted to GSC

First, I wish you all a pleasant weekend. I have a unique situation. My client's website was hacked before working with me, and now I'm trying to fix it to the best of my abilities. We started working ...
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Building a webcomic: How to redirect URL to latest slug using htaccess?

I'm inexperienced with coding. I have a comic that creates new pages as /?pg=pagenumber I want visitors to be redirected to the latest page. So when they type: https://example.com they get redirected ...
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Apache URL rewrite does not mask subdirectories

The admin setup a subdirectory /sites/default/files/resources and updated the docroot .htaccess to point to this subdirectory so that the domain www.example.com points to it. I do not have access to ...
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How to delete an incorrect url and/or site

I'm a total noob with a problem I can't seem to find an answer for, and another user suggested I try here. When I first created my site (https://example.com) using my domain host's (WPX) WordPress ...
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How to hide my username from the URL? [closed]

At my WordPress site, on every post (and comment) my DISPLAY NAME (author's name) appears, and it is fine. If a reader clicks that name then it shows the author page (blog page) with all the posts by ...
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Google Analytics: How to find URLs of paths that are (not set)?

We're getting a lot hits that have page title set to (not set). For example, on "Pages and Screens: Page Title and Screen Class", we get: We don't know where they're stemming from. How can ...
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Is it good practice to create separate HTML files for each language when building a multi-language website? [duplicate]

I'm new to web development and am curious about the standard practice regarding multi-language websites. Suppose I want to build a website on which one can toggle the language by clicking a button. ...
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For product comparison page what will be the ideal URL structure in terms of SEO?

Option 1: Using numerical IDs for products https://localhost:7043/Products/1/2/Samsung-970-EVO-Plus-1TB-vs-kingston Option 2: Using hyphen-separated numerical IDs for products https://localhost:7043/...
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Why is it that in folder structure used for Websites generally Web Pages are on same level of hierarchy as additional content related to them?

As someone getting started with web development seeing that web pages themselves and content related to them is on same hierarchy level in folder(directory) structure used for website development is ...
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how to know if certain GET param is expected in a landing page?

I'm including certain param into the URL but I'm unsure if this landing page is supporting or expecting such GET parameters... Is there a way to know if at some point this will be read/used by the ...
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Would Google penalize home.php and index.html on one root?

Would home.PHP and main.HTML at the same website be confused by Google crawlers as canonical? If a website has home.php and also index.html do you think Google will down rank it in its search? What if ...
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302 redirect from WebSphere when the request has come via a load balancer

I have the following setup: HTTPS request -> AWS ALB -> Mapped to HTTP (one of two possible ports) -> Websphere 9.0.5 This works fine, except: When I go to my url without a trailing slash (e....
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How to redirect old domain URLs without the old website?

My client deleted their website and do not have a backup of it on the old domain. I need to redirect their old domain URLs in Google Search to the new domain. I have access to their old domain and ...
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Optimised URL structure for e-commerce product pages

I am reviewing the URL structure of our marketplace, especially for the product pages (we have around 10,000 product pages). Current format (includes ID for both artist and artwork name): https://www....
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Submitting a 301 Redirect to Google

For the SEO experts: A long time ago, I created a website with some pages that used underscores instead of hyphens to separate words (e.g., "page_1.html"). I understand now that Google likes ...
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Can a SEO friendly URL contain a UUID? [duplicate]

I have a website with URLs that look like this : http://my-website.com/event/1b3f7e3d-5db2-4dc6-b8f5-e8a0d7e1b572/details/the-title-of-the-event The long ID (1b3f7e3d-5...) being unique and used to ...
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SEO friendly URL for items which belongs to multiple categories

I have a website with trainings, which belong to certain categories. So naturally I'd like to organize my website URLs in this way: example.com/trainings/{category name}/{training name} for example ...
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Is there a term for URL 'autocorrect' redirection?

I stumbled upon the fact that my website can 'autocorrect' URLs, when they are close enough to an actual URL: E.g. https://example.com/widgets/metric-time.htm Can also be reached by: https://example....
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Errant URLs from an acquired site

I recently acquired a website for an ecommerce company that I am now running, and am trying to get it up to snuff for SEO. It was previously a WordPress site but is now hosted on Shopify. I'm in the ...
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I have a URL problem in Google arabic site [duplicate]

I made an Arabic site using Google new sites. The page titles have to be in Arabic. When I write the page title in Arabic, the URL looks funny. Google indexing did not happen in 3 months while ...
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Multi language website, ID based URLs, and SEO

In a multi language website, can we use different product IDs for different language versions of the site? Will it affect SEO or not? For example: English: www.example.com/en/personal-care/nivea-123 ...
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Does noindex for subpages affect the whole domain?

I want to share the unreviewed version of my future website with a few people on an URL like this: example.com/hidden-unreviewed-version I would apply noindex on it and all its subpages to hide them ...
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I've changed the URL and lost my top search result position in Google - would it help to revert the changes?

I've changed my top-ranking page to a simpler URL on the same domain with a 301 / permanent redirect, and changed sitemap and internal links accordingly. A couple of days later Google crawled the site,...
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What does "Disallow: /*URL" and "Disallow: /*.htmlURL" mean?

In the robots.txt file, under User-agent: * User-agent: Googlebot # disallow the following specific files there are the following lines. I don't understand the two Disallow lines: Allow: /*.html ...
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Having city specific pages with same content, bad for SEO?

Let's say we want to create a web app (such as a salary calculator) and we want to optimize it for different states and cities. Basically, the content (some text and the calculation form) is almost ...
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Optimizing URL Parameters for Google Search

My website isn't ranking great on Google, so I've been going through pages to see what I can optimize. I've come across one section of the website where there are 5 pages, but the url is dynamically ...
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When doing URL forwarding from my custom domain from registrar to GitHub, mobile view doesn't work and gives tablet view instead

I have a website set up so that my custom domain forwards to my GitHub pages website. I set this so that it's easier to host static websites. When I view my website through custom domain on mobile ...
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Best SEO sensible way of forwarding user when clicking an rel="shortlink"

I have a question. What would be the best SEO sensible method of forwarding a user when the shortlink is clicked? <link rel="shortlink" href="https://example.nl/&s=2415969336&...
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is www.abc or www.www.com a valid url? [closed]

I know www.abc.com is a valid URL but what about www.abc or even www.www.com?
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Removed AMP for WordPress Plugin and now "/amp" and "?nonamp=1" URLs have infinite self-redirect

Google Search Console(GSC) shows "Page with redirect" errors on my website. According to GSC, these posts are not indexed. That is fine. But look like the URLs with "/amp" and &...
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Are singular or plural categories in a blog better for SEO?

I am using the singular form of the categories for my niche site. "Oven" not "ovens." "Blender" not "blenders." Eg: www.example.com/blender/what-are-the-best-...
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Why isn't iframe designed to be able to load only a certain element of another website? [closed]

Reading the answers in iframe to Only Show a Certain Part of the Page, and given the fact that you can always hide and customize elements via the devtool, I have a hypothesis that the web (in general ...
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How do I do a basic multilingual site with worpress and use `/xx/` as the language separator?

I'm new to WordPress. I need to build a 3-page site in various languages. If it was not multilingual I'd use slugs pages (not posts) and publish like these for example: https://example.com/ ...
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Descriptive URL's from user generated content | Worth it? | How to handle in case of edit | Which of my ideas is good practise?

I am building a quiz site. User can create quizzes and choose a title for their quiz. I was thinking about using the title with the ID in the URL and here I have multiple ideas, which all have multple ...
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Shopping Page in Search Query

I originally wanted to do eccomerce for my website but I switched it to a service-based website, the site is now live but when I search on Google, the shop is showing up on the organic query(that wasn’...
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Redirecting URL from node/express server works locally but not when hosted on AWS

I have a particular situation where I need to temporarily redirect from an already hosted domain on AWS to a different URL altogether. Let me first describe my original setup: I've registered the ...
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How can I upload my files to a domain that I bought?

I secured domain on register.ca, and I have it in my account. How would I go about actually uploading my HTML & CSS files onto the website? Previously, I just used GitHub to host my sites, so I'm ...
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