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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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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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Do URLs that only consist of an id, for example, a timestamp, have a chance to succeed in SEO?

For example: https://example.com/12345678912/ vs https://example.com/keyword1-some-words/ Is URL still an important factor for Google?
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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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Where to find ga= in Google Analytics 4

Where in GA4 reports do you find the ga=? This is popping up on the end of a lot of my URLs.
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How do I stop bingbot from requesting old permanently moved URLs?

Years ago Bingbot managed to register a bunch or URLs from some bad bot trap technology that used random query parameters for honey pots e.g. /?c39cfn3 /?d37hvn3 /?28ce031 For years now we have had ...
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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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What to do with unwanted URL parameters?

The majority of my pages do not use parameters. But users can always add them on. At the moment, I am ignoring most of them. I have started redirecting some of them to the home page. Bing has a few ...
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Rewrite three URL directories to corresponding PHP files and pass subdirectory as a parameter

I want to convert the following https://example.com/download-file/xyz https://example.com/download-code/abc https://example.com/developer/mno to https://example.com/download-file?name=xyz https://...
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Ahrefs Orphan Page Error - SEO Friendly Pagination using JavaScript

One of my clients is a Cybersecurity startup company. We are using a custom built theme on Drupal. We have a well-designed internal link building architecture. We have about 600 blog articles. We are ...
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Should I avoid tracking parameters completely for optimal SEO?

I have been using URL parameters for years to track user behavior more accurately on my and my clients' websites, but recently a number of those small sites I'm trying to rank on Google are really ...
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Bing randomly adds MSCLKID parameter to links in SERPs

When searching Bing recently, I noticed, that links to my websites get automatically appended MSCLKID parameter whichs turned out to be some id for analytics or ads-tracking. This resulted in 400 (Bad ...
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Redirect AMP Parameter To Its Permalink caught in Redirect loop

I have the same issue as mentioned on Redirect AMP Parameter To Its Permalink, the solution given by Mrwhite solved my problem and everything went fine # Redirect old "amp" URLs back to ...
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Use noindex for URL with parameters?

I have a homepage, https://example.com, where a parameter can be added to unlock a discount on our website https://example.com?code=abc. I don't want this URL to be appear in Google search results, ...
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Redirect AMP Parameter To Its Permalink

I have a similar situation as described in Handle "amp" in URLs from a now removed WordPress plugin the difference is I don't use custom post permalink /%postname%.html but just /%postname%...
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Handle "amp" in URLs from a now removed WordPress plugin

i used an amp plugin earlier but then I disabled it. Now variations of leftover amp path leave me with a thousand of "not found" or extra additional URLs with amp parameters. https://www....
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'[0] appended to multiple URL parameters, is something scanning for vulnerabilities?

I use a WAF that monitors suspicious query string and form POST values. Typical script-kiddie stuff like common SQL injection strings, etc. Over the last several months I've noticed a dramatic uptick ...
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Does using onclick to redirect parameters impact SEO?

For SEO, I need to have my link https://www.example.com/ on a third party website. However, I also need this website to pass parameters to my site. If the third party website used the below structure ...
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How can I use Google AdSense on pages that are built dynamically based on user input?

I am trying to display ads on my web pages that have dynamic query parameters. E.g: https://app.example.com/converter?python2code=print%20g&python3code=print(g). Here the ?python2code=print%20g&...
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How to redirect a URL and remove parameters using .htaccess?

I'm trying to redirect a URL ending with parameters to another URL without those parameters. https://example.com/newsroom/news-events/news.html?L=1&tx_news_pi1%5Bnews%5D=29&tx_news_pi1%...
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What should I add to the URL parameters tool to solve "Indexed although blocked by robots.txt"

I have an online shop. Google search console is warning that a URL is "Indexed although blocked by robots.txt". When I use Google's robots.txt tool, I see that the page is blocked by this ...
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How to make a content management system to load webpages without a PHP loader and its query strings? [duplicate]

I have a MediaWiki 1.35.2 Hebrew website which is principally all core; I host that website on a shared Apache, Nginx (as reverse proxy), PHP and MySQL hosting environment. The default behavior of ...
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How to replace '?' and `=` with slashes in a URL using .htaccess?

How to replace ? and = with / in the URL? I think it may be in .htaccess. Example: example.com/public/Micheal-Smith would look like example.com?public=Micheal-Smith if I didn't replace the ? and = ...
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Google Analytics listing hundreds of pages because of Facebook tracking parameters but my site has 2 pages

Google Analytics is listing hundreds of pages on my site because Facebook is adding extra information in the slug (/?fblid=). I tried excluding it in URL query parameters using this tutorial and I ...
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Disallowing path with parameter

I found a loads of examples where in robots.txt were disallowed urls with similar approaches: Disallow: /*?dir=*&order=*&p=* Where every path with specified parameters will be blocked. What if ...
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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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Best way to track link clicks for multiple URLs in one place? [closed]

I'm creating an ecatalog with hundreds of products. Each one has a link back to it's product page on our site. What would be the best way to track them? My main goal is to just find how many people in ...
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Does rearranging query parameters result in duplicate content?

I've noticed one bot in particular in our log files that rearranges query parameters when scanning our website. This got me thinking. Does allowing rearranging of query parameters trigger duplicate ...
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URLs is indexed but doesn't show up in the search results

Some of the URLs marked as indexed in Google search console are not shown in search results when related keywords are searched. The URLs in question include query strings and their canonical URL is ...
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Creating dynamic title tag based on URL parameters better for SEO than having just one title?

I'm creating a translation web service, and wondering which approach will be better in terms of SEO. The app will allow users to translate between English, Spanish and French, using two select fields ...
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Blogspot Duplicate URL - How to remove ?m=1, ?m=0

Is there any way to avoid getting the mobile suffix while visiting the blogger site on the mobile device?
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How to exclude URL parameters from Google Analytics reports?

The number of unique URLs on our site exceeds the limit in our Google Analytics. We tried to exclude URL Query Parameters in the View Settings but it doesn't work, GA continue to record all of them as ...
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robots.txt query string disallow except for one case

I can't find solution for my task. For example, I have 2 pages: / and /some-category/. Both of them have GET parameters: page and several filters. I need the result: /, /?page=x, /some-category/ to be ...
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Google Search Console URL Parameter Tool reports no URLs monitored

Why doesn't Google Search Console monitor any parameters on my pages? I tried to change the URL parameters on November 2019, but Google still hasn't recognized the changes.
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Google is indexing URLs with parameters that are disallowed in robots.txt despite canonical URLs without parameters listed in the sitemap

All of my webpages are showing ?mode=grid & ?mode=list in the google coverage. But submitted sitemap shows normal URLs. For example: example.com/page/?mode=grid example.com/page/?mode=list ...
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Passing the session source to a hidden field of an unbounce form

It works fine if you go directly to to the form with a campaign link. But if you go to the website first and then click the button to get to the form - the source is gone from the url and so doesn't ...
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Custom URLs for Facebook Ads not Showing Conversions in Google Analytics?

I am using Facebook's dynamic url parameters in our paid ads and all metrics are showing except for conversion data (transaction/revenue) in Google Analytics. All the UTMs have validated and all ...
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How to check a specific domain request with HTACCESS and add some query string?

Is it possible to check a specific domain request with HTACCESS and add some query string? Actually my entire task wants to pass some cookie values as URL parameters if a specific domain is requested....
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What should the Hreflang and canonical be with session parameters?

We have a oxid onlineshop with different domains/subdomains depending on currency and language. Now we have a problem with hreflang tags, because of parameters the session of the basket between ...
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Redirect in .htaccess when page numbers are both in a query parameter and in the path

My blog is creating duplicate pagination, and Google understands this as duplicate content. How to 301 redirect pagination as in the following examples? https://example.com/page/33?page=34 to: https:/...
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I am looking for a way to set noindex tags on all the string filters parameters

I don't want to use robots.txt for this. Any PHP code or any .http access lines will work like a charm. Now I show you what types of urls I want to eradicate. https://www.example.com/search-gadgets/?...
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Query string parameter (?) after fragment identifier (#)

My dev is rewriting the filters plugin for my eCommerce site as our current plugin slows pageload, and part of this is to rewrite pagination and he has asked me how the query strings should be handled....
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AdSense not showing ads because links from Facebook add a query parameter

If I post a profile of a user from my website on Facebook, Facebook always adds a query parameter. That is OK, but AdSense thinks every new query parameter is a new page and needs to crawl it ...
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Will Google index all the forum topics if they share one PHP file and use URL parameters?

So there is a website which is has dozens of themes e.g.-> cats Ford birds NASA... U get the point. And then every theme has a unique topic. cats ->> Topic1, Topic2,..... Ford->> Topic1, Topic2,.....
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Does Google index page URLs with languages parameters as a different page?

If I implement multilingual access to the resource through the parameter: 1) https://example.com/en/article-1 2) https://example.com/article-1?l=en So, does Google index both of them as a single ...
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Would google handle querystring parameters in a image filename as seperate images?

We have images which we would like to name like: product-category-id.png?width=500&height=100 Example: nike-air-span-2-premium-shoes-men-123456.png?width=500&height=400 Now the server will ...
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What is the difference between two URL input boxes in Facebook Ad Manager?

I'm unable to understand these two boxes for tracking links: I understand that the first one is the link used in the ad. If so, then what is the second one is for?
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How to handle URL query strings with over 1 million combinations

I have an interactive page on my website that produces millions of combinations. Users can share a link to the specific combination. Something like: example.com/tool?id1=blah&id2=blahagain This ...
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How to avoid Search Engines to think very similar forms with different parameter value are the same content

Let's say there's a site with products. Each page product links to a page with a form to ask for more information. Let's say that URL is like: https://example.com/product-inquiry?product=XXX XXX is ...
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Does blocking URL parameters in Google Search Console remove pages from index?

In GSC there is a possibility of telling Google how to deal with URL parameters. Google suddenly started to index 600k+ URLs with parameters on our website. I have set the parameter in GSC as ...
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What is the `#` symbol in a link with Google Analytics campaign tracking parameters?

This is the link when I generate the tracking tail with Campaign URL Builder today: http://example.com#utm_source=Campaign%20Source&utm_medium=Campaign%20Medium&utm_campaign=Campaign%20Name ...
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