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Questions tagged [url-parameters]

URL parameters are part of the query string part of the URL and used to pass values to the underlying script.

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Putting Unique ID in Category Section & Sub Category URL will affect SEO?

Consider we are having a website URL www.abc.com/category/sub-category/article-c7228.html. We are planning to add Unique IDs in this fashion- www.abc.com/category-a1352/sub-category-d3826/article-...
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URL Parameters in the new Google Search Console?

Google recently moved to a new Search Console. In the old Search Console it's (in February 2019 still) possible to tell how Googlebot should interpret URL parameters. Help Google crawl your site ...
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SEO friendly URL delimiter for ecommerce sites for multi faceting

I am working for a project that has multi facet filters. The url that will be build when faceting applied will have several delimiters. I am not sure what characters should I use as delimiter that are ...
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Redirect to website with parameters - namecheap

I'm struggling to redirect using the namecheap dashboard. Specifically I want to redirect based parameter. So for example: mywebsite.com/2345 would redirect to otherwebsite.com/query?=2345 Is this ...
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Should URLs omit a parameter with the default value like ?page=1

I have a blog and its URLs are paginated like www.example.com/blog?page=x I have pagination to create these links: www.example.com/blog?page=1 www.example.com/blog?page=2 www.example.com/blog?page=...
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Can Google read structured data that is written by JavaScript depending on the URL parameters?

Is it possible to create a page with different structured data depending on the URL parameters? According to Google: Also, Google can read JSON-LD data when it is dynamically injected into the ...
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Do URL parameters make duplicate pages for search engines? [duplicate]

I found in HTML Improvements section google search console about 1200 duplicate meta title, then I checked one of them for example Tehran to Qeshm flights: /flights/THR-GSM/1392-02-02/1-0-0 /flights/...
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Affiliate Custom Campaign Parameters reports in Google Analytics

I am using an affiliate software which automatically passes custom parameters for all affiliate traffic. This custom parameter variable name doesn't match with standard Google campaign parameters. ...
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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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How does StackOverflow know that the referral traffic is coming from Google organic search?

A lot of StackOverflow's results in Google search append a parameter at the end to indicate that the traffic came from Google. I assume this is largely used for internal search volume tracking. ?...
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The name of a month as a string vs digit in a URL — any downsides for SEO?

I'm aware about the difference between my_domain.com/my-article1-title and my_domain.com/2015/12/my-article1-title. In my application I have the following type of urls: my_domain.com/2015/december/my-...
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How to delete URL parameter from Google Search Console via .htaccess?

My WordPress site, not that much huge content. Recent faced problem of High CPU bandwidth usage. Within seconds it gets 100% and the server become down. After a huge analysis, I found that in Google ...
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Do URL parameters create different URLs from Google's SEO perspective?

I have the following 4 URLs. Are all these the same URL or different URLs from Google's SEO perspective? (Having a different query string makes it another URL?) https://www.example.com/buy-web-...
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Matrix URL vs query string URL

Matrix URL is a way to pass data in URL to the program, it's like a query string, but a bit nicer. Matrix URL notation is an idea first introduced in a 1996 proposal by the founder of the web, ...
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What's the purpose of +&cd=1&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=uk?

When I look at my logs, I see AddThis.com requests URLs with +&cd=1&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=uk appended to the end and therefore it creates a 404.11 error. What's the purpose of this, if ...
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Can I remove YouTube recommendations on full screen display of embedded video?

When loading a YouTube video full screen via the following arguments: https://www.youtube.com/embed/VIDEO_ID?autoplay=1&showinfo=0&autohide=1&version=3&vq=hd1080 It unfortunately ...
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“Invented” URL parameters

This is a question on the best action to take when Google is indexing pages that don't really exist. I have a pretty simple pagination system on a set of news pages where the file is referenced news....
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hreflang with session based language detection

Google's Webmaster Tools reporting that I have pages with missing backlinks. I provide two languages at my website: German and English. A user can switch languages via menu (there are flags of both ...
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Implementing canonical URLs for pages using filtering [duplicate]

I'm implementing a filtering option on my website where users can post and upvote images. The filtering options are: trending (by default) and new. The URLs are like this: example.com/tags/sunset/ ← ...
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Does Googlebot add any parameters to a URL when crawling?

I have set up a memory caching system that will use the URL as a key to cache a copy of a HTML page in memory in order to make it faster. The result is bringing page load down from around 4 seconds to ...
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Do URL Tracking parameters used on internal links override the inital Google Analytics traffic sources?

To test the success of various banners and CTA images that we have put across multiple pages on our website, we are tagging them with URL builders' parameters to track the source, medium and campaign. ...
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How should UTM parameters be configured in Google Search Console URL parameters tool?

One of my client has URL parameters on the main category pages on the website (e.g. www.example.com/category?utm_parameter)for some tracking. Will adding these parameters to GWT as ‘Let Googlebot ...
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Using request_uri instead of Query string affects SEO

Out of curiosity only. If I used (see below) https://www.example.com/index.php?blog/game/free-mmorg-review will it affect SEO rankings? The above url clearly give a simple hierarchy of the web. So I ...
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Problem with hreflang, canonical and spammy URL parameters (no return tags)

I'm facing problems of spammy parameters in Google Search Console. I have a multilingual page (for illustration purposes, let's say that the URL is https://www.example.com/page1.html). The page is ...
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What is adding p, subid, and uid variables to the query string of a site url?

One of our sites is seeing ~100 sessions a day landing on the home page with a query string like the following appended: ?p=1471086892&subid=526&uid=48752857D549575A Each one has the same ...
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Joomla Website Creating Automatic Unwanted Subdomains

Suddenly we are facing this strange issue. Our problem is that, lately Google has started indexing subdomain (http://mail.hafoos.com) instead for our original/main domain (http://www.hafoos.com). All ...
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How do real estate websites like Zillow host pages for every address in their database?

I am wondering how Google searches of almost any street address returns a Zillow webpage. The way my website currently works is as follows: When a query is entered in the search box a page is ...
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which component handle php's GET parameters in a URL

In a webserver, which component handles the translation of URL parameters to the $_GET global variable? Is that a module in PHP engine, or a module of the web server (Apache, Nginx)? I'm asking ...
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Disavow duplicate content that has parameters?

Wondering if anyone can help? I'm doing a backlink audit, and it seems that there is duplicate content due to parameters. The website itself and content are fine but then people seems to be commenting ...
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How to remove the related videos at end of YouTube embedded video?

I am trying to get the embedded videos to stop showing at the end of the embedded YouTube videos on my website. I have tried the ?rel=0 and it does not work. Any other ideas?
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Would an hreflang implementation benefit SEO on a multilingual site that uses URL parameters to target different languages?

I am part of a team that is trying to improve the SEO on an international website that supports roughly 40 different languages. One idea was to submit an XML sitemap with the hreflang attribute. ...
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Is this a correct rel next/prev and canonical strategy for paginated listing URLs?

I have listing pages of this format: www.example.com/xyz/abc/pageNo?x=X&y=Y The URL parameters only are used for sorting purpose. "pageNo" is the page number. Here the URL parameters are not ...
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Best SEO-friendly practice of adding filters to URLs

I like to know the best approach of adding filters to a URL. Ex: 1 http://example.com/items-recent-1.html http://example.com/items-price-1.html Above URL is made of site URL / file name / filter by ...
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Should my canonical URL contain the language parameter?

As I understand correct a canonical URL should point to the original URL of the website. Our website provides different languages that can be switched with an URL parameter, instantly. Our website is ...
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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 remove the old site from Google Search and reset Google Search Console after developing a new website

I have made a web app in Meteor to replace an old site that was made using PHP. The site is up and it's working. The problem I'm having with it is SEO and Google search. I know this is not easy ...
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How to validate canonicals on a website

I've validated canonicals on my website but, the pro webmaster have recommended me that the canonicals that I've implemented is wrong. Can you guys tell me how to validate canonicals on my website. ...
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Can keywords in the URL path be separated by commas for Google?

As we know, keywords in the URL are helpful with your SEO, for example, /keyword1-keyword2, or keyword1_keyword2. We know that Google is able to identify the two keywords. However, what if it was ...
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Preventing Google from crawling URLs with URL parameters when a friendly URL exists for the same content

In e-commerce sites it is common to have multiple parameters to filter, narrow, sort data. Hence Google provides the URL parameters section in Webmasters. In our sample site we have the following 2 ...
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Strange URL parameter in Google search result, looks like an advertisement

I'm a total noob when it comes to being a web dev so please forgive me if the following sounds idiotic. I noticed that when you search my website one of the result's URL looks like an advertisement: ...
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Duplicate content due to URL parameters ('canonical' link type can’t be used)

There are over 40k pages of duplicate content that was flagged during an audit. It seems that most are due to the parameters in the URLs. The format is below: http://example.org/site/UserLogin http:/...
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Is having a keyword appear twice in the URL good?

Let's say the keyword i am targeting is "JavaScript" for seo of my website And My domain name is JavaScript.com. Now i post a blog something like "What is the scope of variables in JavaScript". So my ...
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How to track clicks on inbound links besides via URL parameters?

We use a custom CMS on a site and we're having various parameters on inbound links for own tracking and inbound marketing purposes. Usually these URL parameters are added to the links so the system ...
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Best way to analyse url paramaters for a single page within Google Analytics?

I'm trying to study real world usage of a search page in a website. The search results page use URL parameters for its settings. The parameters are very simple and straight forward, for example: ...
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Is it a good idea to change URL scheme of an established website to match query?

I'm targeting queries are in the form: "X Y for Z" Website is very established (1M+ traffic), but the competitor with URLs /X-Y/for/Z got to the 1st place (we were a first place for years). Our ...
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Why is ?publisher=4846312192 param added and indexed?

If you search google you will see ~37K indexed domains/pages using this exact same param. I don't know where this param comes from. What is causing this?
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Why Google recommendations for multilingual urls don't correspond to what they use (hl=xx)?

Google's recommendations for multilingual sites say that: URL parameters site.com?loc=de Not recommended But they use them for all their services like: google.com, play.google.com, support.google....
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Writing clean urls with .htaccess

Update - Alright thanks everyone for your tests, it really helped. The code is good. My problem was not having absolute "/" links. (Due to moving from public_html folder). Only 2 concerns i have now. ...
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Crawl Budget economy: what to do with URLs with tracking parameters?

So, a site has inbound links to a lot of important pages and these links have URL parameters. These URL parameters are basically used just for tracking purposes, similar to the way Amazon links to its ...
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Using URL Parameters setting in Google Webmaster Tools to exclude temporary parameters

I'm checking out the URL Parameters Google Webmaster Tools to exclude certain URL parameters, but I have to be careful according to Google. So here's my question: Through this URL: www.example.com/...