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How do I structure my progressive web app in a way that makes it easy for search engines to find user generated content?

Super noob-ish question I'm sure, but this is the my first time building a consumer facing web app. To avoid getting closed for duplication, this question is very specifically for React + GraphQL. I'...
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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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Is it worth using Cyrillic in URLs for better SEO

My online shop currently uses Cyrillic directories since I am targeting Bulgaria, which has a Cyrillic alphabet. I did this in hopes of getting better ranks (it kind of worked I think). It's also ...
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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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Bingbot is encoding non-ASCII characters in URLs with backslash x rather than percent

We have hashbang urls with extended utf-8 characters. For example: https://example.com/#!каталог Bing bot fetches the html snapshot https://example.com?_escaped_fragment_=каталог encoded URL as \...
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Use robots.txt to prevent privacy policy, terms and conditions, and guarantees from being crawled and indexed by Google

I need to block pages such as privacy policy, terms and conditions, and guarantees from being crawled and indexed by Google. They might be unoriginal. I use them for my multiple websites and they ...
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what is the meaning and use case of each URL encoding Reserved Characters

Quote from Percent-encoding When a character from the reserved set (a "reserved character") has special meaning (a "reserved purpose") in a certain context, and a URI scheme says that it is ...
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How to add special characters in the post url for Blogger?

I believe when keyword is used in the URL then posts will come up on top of the Google search. My keyword is C++, so I wish to add this keyword in my all C++ related posts. Since URLs don't accept ...
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What programming language are the % characters in URLs?

Just curious what language these characters in a URL are from? For example:force_name=1&name=Tom%20 which is a space.
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404 errors in webmaster tools on URLs containing swedish characters like å, ä ö

How can I handle the Swedish, Danish and Russian characters in URLs so that Webmaster tools would stop returning 404 errors. Note that opening the URL using the character "as is" is fine, but Google ...
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Should URLs with UTF8 characters be encoded in HTML?

I'm thinking of names and stuff containing accented characters. E.g.is there a difference between: <a href="http://example.com/thing?name=forêt">link</a> and <a href="http://example....
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Can a percent encoded slash be used to designate a literal slash in a file name on a web server?

As I understand, characters in URL are either reserved (have a special meaning) or unreserved (do not have a special meaning). Am I correct that percent-encoding is used in URL if one needs to send ...
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URLs with “space”, “%20”, “+” are canonicals?

If I have a URL encoded and another does not, e.g. <a href="http://example.com/images/foo abc.jpg">Image</a> <a href="http://example.com/images/foo+abc.jpg">Image</a> <a ...
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URL encoded query string with embedded null %00 breaks on some servers

We have need to send an encrypted string in a query string to a web page. Sometimes because of the encryption, there is an embedded null in the string. Here is an abbreviated example of such a string, ...
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Does using HEX entities (&#xHH) in href attribute impact SEO?

Currently all the links on my website look like <a href="&#x2F">Home</a> <a href="&#x2F;user&#x2F;settings">Settings</a> <a href="&#x2F;user&#x2F;...
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Sitemap.xml generates 404's for URLs with single quotes and commas

I'm going to try and keep this as terse as possible: when it comes to single quotes and commas in the URL, I'm damned if I encode and damned if I don't. If I leave the single quote unencoded in the ...
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Umlaut URLs fail in Tomcat when accessed via isapi_redirect

I have some PDF Documents in my Servlet that contain ä,ö,ü,ß, etc. On accessing the documents like this http://hostname:8080/ServletName/test_ä.txt the tomcat initially responded with an 404. After ...
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multiple encoded requests from crawlers

Some crawlers repeatedly try to access URLs on my page that are multiple encoded in a strange way. An example: Bing bot tries to access (which gives a 404) /Guitars/Children%C3%C6%92%E2%E2%82%AC%C5%A1%...
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Passing Arabic values in parameters results in % spaces

I have built an .htaccess clean URL, this part works perfect in my .htaccess: RewriteCond %{THE_REQUEST} /road.php\s [NC] RewriteRule . نقفورالثانيفوكاس/ [R=301,L] RewriteRule ^نقفورالثانيفوكاس/$ ...
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Google Webmaster Tools crawl errors due to Google decoding links that were urlencoded by Codeigniter

In our pages we have internal links that are urlencoded because the URL may sometime contain special characters such as () or ! So in our source code we have a link: http://example.com/American_Dad%...
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When is a URL encoded?

When there are spaces in a URL like http://example.com/this is not url enocoded it is obvious, that the URL will end up as http://example.com/this%20is%20not%20url%20encoded When and what will ...
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Do Google sitemap URLs need to be double urlencoded?

Do Google sitemap URLs need to be double urlencoded? I am submitting my sitemaps to Google and Google is having difficulty navigating to URLs that contain urlencoded characters. An example of a ...
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Google Webmaster tools - painlessly change 300,000 urls

I have a site with over 300,000 products. Many of these products have non-alphanumeric characters in their names. I have encoded these, rendering thousands of links that look like this: product/...
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URLs in Google Webmaster Tools are shown with “percent-encoding”

Our site is using Greek characters for some pages. So in Webmaster Tools -> Crawl -> Crawl Errors, the URLs are shown in a format like: http://www.pandafun.gr/%CE%B4%CE%B9%CE%B1%CF%83%CE%BA%CE%AD%CE%...
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Are there disadvantages an literal + instead of an encoded + (%2B) in an URL?

A client of mine has a product ending with a plus-sign (e.g. Google+) and would like the webpage of this product to have an URL that is human-readable (i.e. an URL that doesn't contain %2B). Since ...
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Do some mail clients automatically urldecode %2b strings?

We have an email address verification process on our website. The site first generates an appropriate key as a string mykey It then encodes that key as a bunch of bytes &$dac~ʌ����! It then ...
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URL encoding - what difference to SEO? + or _ or - [duplicate]

I have a URL e.g.: http://mysite.com/tracks/backing-track/101153/ABBA/Super+Trouper QUESTION does it make a difference to SEO when using + or - or _ in the URL between words? Is one more readable ...
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“C# grid control”: how to encode this in URL from SEO perspective?

We are developing a WinForms grid control, and selling it thru our website worldwide. At the current stage of SEO works, we found that there are many popular search phrases with the "c#" word we can ...
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SEO issue with long UTF-8/ non-English URL?

I have URLs in Thai language e.g. วิธีการหลีกเลี่ยงข้อผิดพลาดทั้ง-8-ในชีวิตการแต่งงาน. Once it's encoded into ASCII, it becomes extremely long - 466 characters. SEOQuake prompts me that this is an ...
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Will URL encoding the image names affect Google

Just wondering if it makes any difference to Google whether or not I URL encode the image names when linking to them. For example if I have an image named "test-1234-!.jpg", does it make a difference ...
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How to handle URLs with diacritic characters

I am wondering how to handle URLs which correspond to strings containing diacritic (á, ǚ, ´...). I believe what we're seeing mostly are URLs where diacritic characters where converted to their closest ...
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Does URL encoding create duplicate content?

An SEO expert was testing my site, and noticed that my URLs contained the special character :. He said that would create duplicate content, because google would interpret any url containing : as two ...
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How should incorrectly encoded URLs be handled?

Just recently noticed that some sites link with the URL incorrectly percent-encoded, to which my server (LAMP) responds with a 404 Not Found. For example, for a URL of mine like this: http://www....
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Should plus be encoded in mailto: hyperlinks?

When placing an email address with an address tag (aka sub-addressing) in a mailto hyperlink … <a href="mailto:username+foo@example.com">mail us now!</a> … should the plus ...
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Javascript and PHP how should I en/decode my data

I would like to know in what encryption should I encode my data and why. First of all, I use GET method because it is search engine inside website. Second, I use RTL language (hebrew). And third which ...
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URLEncode of full URL

I am using the PHP urlencode() function to escape chars for anchor tags (). Why can't I use the function on a full URL such as http://www.allposters.com/gallery.asp?startat=/getthumb.asp&...
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What browser is sending user agent beginning mozilla/5.0+, tramslates & into &amp;

We've got a website which has been running for a few years now. One of our customers has just started having an intermittent problem. Looking at our iis6.0 logs the service works correctly when they ...