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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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URL Parameters in GSC contains strange values for recently crawled URLs

I've been fighting the Google canonical page algorithm bug for quite some time. One advice I received is to set GSC URL Parameters to "Every URL", since we use a page generation script with a "page" ...
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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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Joomla Website Creating Automatic Unwanted Subdomains

Suddenly we are facing this strange issue. Our problem is that, lately Google has started indexing subdomain (mail.raunakgroup.com) instead for our original/main domain (http://raunakgroup.com). All ...
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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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What is appending the “bmi_MfsTid” parameter to the URLs on our website

In our server logs, we see that some HTTP requests contain the parameter bmi_MfsTid=<number>. We are not using this parameter. Is there a known client or proxy that appends this?
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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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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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Disallowing URL parameter in robots.txt

I have important URLs on my site to which I’d like to append temporary parameters. For example: example.com/tool/input will have the parameter example.com/tool/input?foo input in the URL is ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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“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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Why Google does not fetch some $_GET parameters in URL?

I have StackOverflow style URL's in my site, like mysite.com/article/42/the-article. However, when I search for the article, I see that Google has fetched it like this mysite.com/article/42/. Am I ...
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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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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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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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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 ...