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Questions tagged [url-rewriting]

A URL rewrite engine is software that modifies a web URL's appearance (URL rewriting). Rewritten URLs (sometimes known as short, fancy URLs, or search engine friendly - SEF) are used to provide shorter and more relevant-looking links to web pages. The technique adds a degree of separation between the files used to generate a web page and the URL that is presented to the world.

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Why treat these as URLs with different path capitalization and trailing slash as different?

These are all strictly different urls: http://www.example.com/page http://www.example.com/pAge http://www.example.com/page/ http://www.example.com/paGE/ I get that it conforms to the strict ISO ...
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How to remove trailing slashes from URL with .htaccess?

The situation Across the entire domain, we'd like the URLs to hide file extensions and remove trailing slashes, independent of the domain name itself (as in, works on any domain). Sample of our ...
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Naked domain to “www” redirect in Windows Server 2008

I have a Windows server. I have several websites hosted on my server. Currently, I can only visit these websites if I include "www" (e.g., www.techtint.com). I want the naked form of the URL to ...
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Why are extensions often hidden on URLs?

Many times I see that URL extensions are hidden (e.g. .html, .php), but not all websites do this. Why do webmasters hide the extension? Is it for security, for the URL to look cleaner, or for some ...
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redirect various http domains to certain https domain via htaccess

I have a bunch of domain names with different TLDs. What I want is to point several domains to the "main"-domain which has a SSL cert (single domain). Like this: https://maindomain.com (main domain ...
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Redirect www to non-www using Apache htaccess does not work

I have this in my .htaccess (modified from the default Drupal .htaccess): RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^www\.website.com\.com$ [NC] RewriteRule ^(.*)$ http://website.com/$1 [L,R=301] In theory this will ...
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Do we have any redirect solution for all of subURL?

Suppose I redirect exmpale0.com to example1.com , example1.com is newer. Already , I promoted my exmpale0.com into social networks , Suppose I had: http://example0.com/blahblah Now I have ‍http://...
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How do I setup 301 redirects in Google Apps site?

I have just moved a website from a shared host to a Google Apps site. Is there a way I can setup 301 redirects on my Google Apps site so that old links (with a different URL) can be 301 redirected to ...
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Good Practice for Formatting SEO-Friendly URLs?

Does anybody know what the best SEO practice and most effective format for URLs is currently? All lowercase or mixed case? Example: http://www.mysite.com/What-is-My-Site/ OR http://www.mysite.com/...
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I need a little help with .htaccess rewrite

I need a little help with .htaccess file I have songs, singers and albums links I want to rewrite. I all ready rewrote the links and they are like this: the links for the songs is like this: /song/...
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Using a .htaccess to RewriteRule and Redirect 301 at the same time?

I have a couple of specific URLs that I want to display differently on my website, like this: RewriteRule ^contact$ contact.php To get ride of the ".php" extension. And to be SEO friendly (to avoid ...
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How do I implement URL rewriting in my .htaccess file?

I'd like to do some URL rewriting (Why? See this question.) so that instead of users seeing addresses like labouseur.com/course-compilers.html they can instead see and use simply labouseur.com/...
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Properly force SSL with .htaccess, no double authentication

I am trying to force SSL with .htaccess on a shared host. This means there I only have access to .htaccess and not the main VirtualHost configuration. I know you can put a rule in the VirtualHost ...
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How to Remove Extensions From, and Force the Trailing Slash at the End of URLs?

Example of current file structure: example.com/foo.php example.com/bar.html example.com/directory/ example.com/directory/foo.php example.com/directory/bar.html example.com/cgi-bin/directory/...
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URL for separate mobile site

I've had a look through this site and found several similar questions but none which address my current needs. Normally I create responsive sites but on occasion I will create a 'desktop' and a '...
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Will http to https rewrite rule affect SEO ranking?

I recently started serving all my pages over https instead of http. I did so using this rewrite rule: <rule name="force https" stopProcessing="true"> <match url="(.*)" /> <...
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Which of these 3 URL-Rewritings are better SEO friendly URLs?

Imagine my current flat-file no-CMS website with an URL like http://example.com/en/tomato. This is of course very unsexy and could be anything really from tomato soup, tomato the music band, tomato ...
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Alternative to .htaccess (due to bad performance)

I've been told that .htaccess should be avoided when possible, as it reduces the server performance and new servers disable it or just don't implement it any more. I don't know how true this is, but ...
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Is using URL rewritting instead of multiple parameters the only way to make sure all pages are indexed by Google?

If I keep the pattern (index.php?module=test&param=1) will pages be less likely to be indexed then if I use the pattern (test_param_1.html) ?
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WWW.example.com or HTTP://example.com – which one is futureproof?

http://example.com www.example.com http://www.example.com example.com Which of these would you choose as your favourite to work with from 2016 onward? Which domain name would you mention to your ...
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Canonicalization for www/non-www URLs and IP/domain on a Windows server

I have checked my website using this SEO tool and the results report 2 issues: Test your site for potential URL canonicalization issues. Canonicalization describes how a site can use slightly ...
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Clean URLs without PHP file extension

I want to make my URLs clean, for example: http://sample.com/about-me instead of: http://sample.com/about-me.php This is my code: RewriteEngine On RewriteBase / RewriteCond %{...
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Which URL format is better? example.com/[id]/title OR example.com/title/[id].html [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: SEO : urls : best place for the id My site uses URL rewriting in both formats (for different things), but I'm wondering which one is the better approach? http://www.example....
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Using Nginx to rewrite a friendly URL to index.php handler gives 404 errors

I am having some issues getting the below to work the way I expect. What I am trying to do is take a url like https://example.com/TOPIC/courses/details/143911 but have it sent to php with the URI ...
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Why is www. working but no-www is not?

Right now my site runs on http://www.example.com but I need to run that without www also i.e example.com Can some body tell me here that how can i do that?
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A more specific question about a tricky redirect case

me again. :) I will try to keep this more to the point. Synopsis: I am trying to redirect URLs like this: www.desktopscenes.com/Scenes from Yellowstone (2003)/slides/Morning Glory Pool.html to this:...
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Making friendly URLs without making unfriendly URL accessible to anyone

As many know, one can make a friendly URL with mod_rewrite in their .htaccess file like so: RewriteRule ^category/(.*)$ /somescript.php?category=$1 [L] This works as long as somescript.php is within ...
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Hiding and redirecting extensions on my webpage

I want to hide extensions on my webpage using the .htaccess file. I have managed to do it by using this code; RewriteEngine On RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f RewriteRule ^([^\.]+)$ $1.php [NC,L]...
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How to rewrite laravel /public directory [duplicate]

So by default the index.php is in the public directory. I want to rewrite the url so that abc.com/public/ becomes abc.com/ ?? I am very new to url rewriting ..
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How can I create a shorter alias URL to a longer URL using an .htaccess file?

Using an .htaccess file, I want to make one specific URL have a shorter alias like this: Original URL: mydomain.com/index.php?option=com_obrss&task=feed&id=2:rss1klik&format=feed&...
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Redirect subdomain to folder without changing the URL

I'm trying to achieve masking subdomains to folders using .htaccess UPDATE for the sake of clarity: I Would like the user to enter the url: subdomain.example.com and stay in the same url while ...
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Avoid SEO loss after URL structure change

We recently re-wrote our site from Umbraco to WordPress. This has been done by third-party developers. I have been the project manager and it is my mistake that I haven't notice the change of URLs ...
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Having google index canonicals but users using parameters - correct?

I'm working on a site that has a search facility with multiple parameters that look up property listings. The possible parameters are: City, Area, Building Type, Min. Bedrooms, Max Rental Price, ...
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Remove extension from URL using a rewrite without resulting in a redirect loop

On the server, I have a file (on the filesystem) called page.html, which I want to be accessed as site.com/page So if someone goes to site.com/page.html, it should 301 redirect to site.com/page I've ...
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Possible to match special characters with mod_alias and `Redirect` directive?

I’m using Apache 2.4.6 with mod_alias and have a website which is receiving traffic from a link on another website that I have no control over. The other site’s link is poorly formed and it causes ...
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Site-wide redirect with Tomcat4

Disclaimer: My webmastering experience is almost nil. Apologies if anything seems ignorant - if it sounds that way, it probably is. My employer is in the middle of switching over from one version of ...
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How do I use IIS7 rewrite to redirect requests for (HTTP or HTTPS):// (www or no-www) .domainaliases.ext to HTTPS://maindomain.ext

I have multiple domain names assigned to the same site and I want all possible access combinations redirected to one domain. In other words whether the visitor uses http://domainalias.ext or http://...
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Debating between different kinds of URL and see if one is more seo-friendly than other…

So something like domain.com\x\y\z\t and domain.com\x?var1=y&var2=z&var3=t (var1, var2 and var3 will be replaced by legit words that make more sense). Which one is more SEO friendly? For my ...
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How is a slash in the URL path interpreted by search engines?

I would like to know your opinions on the following URL structure. Is the following SEO best practice and why? If targeting search term "blue suede shoes"... Would "example.com/blue/suede-shoes/" be ...
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Different urls to same page and redirect

I have 3 urls leading to same page // as most pages are in google, my previous website's version http://mysite.com/1234.aspx // shortcut http://mysite.com/1234 // SEO url http://mysite.com/1234/...
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Problem with htaccess rewrite condition

I needed to redirect example.com/var1/var2/var3/... to example.com/index.php?myvars=var1/var2/var3/... This is the code I wrote myself: RewriteEngine On RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} !=/index.php ...
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IIS 7 URL Rewrite Rule using query string variable

Trying to create a URL Rewrite rule for IIS 7.5 to read the query string parameter and redirect requests to a new URL structure - for example: http://www.example.com/people/profile.aspx?dw to a new ...
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How to remove subdirectory folders from the url using htaccess

I am trying to remove the sub-folders from my site URL. Below is the structure of my folders. I am not sure where to place my .htaccess file and what to have written in it: mysiteroot ...
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What's the quickest/cheapest way to get URL rewriting implemented?

Related to another question - if you need to get URL rewriting implemented ASAP, what are some methods that you've used or know of that can speed this up?
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Google adds useless parameters to my URL

I have recently added my website to Google, and I don't understand why he adds useless parameters to my URLs. Normal URL: build/view/2/akali/mid Google URL: build/view/2/akali/mid?role=adc That's ...
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SEO issue when migrating to wordpress – changing urls and file names etc

I get an issue with the SEO of my website. Before I was on top of Google with "Icecom", but I migrated my website on WordPress. All my urls have changed and the body too... What I did for my new SEO: ...
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Code for redirecting an HTML page without an extension using an .htaccess file results in a 404 error

I'm trying to redirect an HTML page to a WordPress page which has no extension. The result of redirecting example.com/fa/home.html to example.com/fa/ is a 404 page not found. As you can see they're ...
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Non-www to www Redirects

I'm trying to redirect my main domain non-www to www but I have this error; my add on domain redirects like this: http://www.example.org/example.org/ How can I redirect my main domain without ...