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Transactional verb in URL: do or don't?

Imagine, you have around 10 years old online print shop and you make it ready for relaunch. Its URL conception is logical, like: Category: /shop/category.html Product: /shop/category/product.html ...
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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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Is there a way to redirect a domain with a slug to a new domain with a new slug on Namecheap?

So I'm no expert with domain directs, so forgive me if this is a dumb question, but here we go: What we want to do is direct our site's blog posts from our old site (with old root domain and slug) to ...
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Can a SEO friendly URL contain a UUID? [duplicate]

I have a website with URLs that look like this : http://my-website.com/event/1b3f7e3d-5db2-4dc6-b8f5-e8a0d7e1b572/details/the-title-of-the-event The long ID (1b3f7e3d-5...) being unique and used to ...
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How do I do a basic multilingual site with worpress and use `/xx/` as the language separator?

I'm new to WordPress. I need to build a 3-page site in various languages. If it was not multilingual I'd use slugs pages (not posts) and publish like these for example: https://example.com/ ...
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Nextjs slugs are indexed in search console

I'm building a webapp using Nextjs. As some parts of the app is server side rendering, I have two sitemaps. One generated by Next and the other one generated dynamically. All pages are successfully ...
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UUID or SLUG first in the url for better ranking? Does it change with canonicals?

I'm faced with a decision with creating my paths and not sure which would have the best ranking approach. example.com/product/[slug]-[uuid] example.com/product/[uuid]-[slug] example.com/product/[slug]...
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How to fix duplicate content caused by editing titles that creates new URLs for the same page?

We have custom CMS for our site, after three years we find problem in index page. This is structure of URL : example.com/ads/buy/545564/title Now we find when user change title of ads, google re-...
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Should image URL slugs use the article URL slug, or their own description slug for SEO?

I have a WordPress website. The slug of my articles is automatically generated from the title and the same slug is also used for image thumbnails. The titles and slugs are in Arabic. Should ...
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Repetition Keyword URL Subfolder + Slug?

here's the question. In this sense, it is not keyword stuffing in the URL if it is mentioned once as slug and category. It would be more user friendly to have a short URL but it is questionable which ...
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Will /blog/ at the start of the URL path for my WordPress articles help SEO?

I have a WordPress website for a business. And they have many pages, Custom Posts, etc. And they do have a Blog also. At present their blog urls are like this: Main page for blog: example.com/blog ...
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Is it worth handling SEO friendly URLs that might change over time? Or should I use generic ones that will not change?

I will use SEO friendly URL slugs for my website pages. But I would like to know how far should I go down this road. My specific question is about whether I should be choosing SEO friendly URL's ...
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How to add blog in URL (Blog page, Taxonomy page and Single page ) with pagination using WordPress

I want to this structure in default post type. Archive Page (Blog page) - example.com/blog/ pagination link - example.com/blog/page/2/ Taxonomy page - example.com/blog/taxonomy-slug/ pagination link -...
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Prevent Google from indexing any page on my WordPress site other than the home page

For months now, I have been removing old URLs that used to exist on my website going back years, using the Google Webmaster removal tool. When I think I've removed all of the existing URLs/slugs that ...
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Is it good for SEO to change an article's slug when changing its title?

I have the following URL view: example.com/article/{slug}-{id} If I change the title of the article, then the slug will also change so that there is no disagreement. Please note that the article ...
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Recommended approach for slug generation with multiple languages

I am building a website that will be available in multiple countries. Each country's content will be unique to that country, but each country's content will be offered in multiple languages, using the ...
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International URL slugs and Google

I'm working on an international web project and it includes languages like Russian. What is the best practice for URL slugs? Should it also be in Russian alphabet? Rather convert it to Latin? (example:...
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Domain name appended to the end of every URL as tracked in Google Analytics

We have been tracking the content pages which are getting the traffic from different sources through Google Analytics for our website. Google Analytics append the domain URL after every content page ...
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Is it valid to include digits and question marks in the URL slug for a permalink?

Is it valid (and maybe even a best practice) to create "Aliases" or "Slugs" that contain numbers and question marks? The numbers would be integer only, floats are out of the question. For example: ...
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Decimal Coordinates in the path of the URL

Is using decimal coordinates in a url of a page that describes the location around these coordinates a seo unfriendly decision? For example: animalobservation.com/ants/srid4326point-...
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Should I give up on using URL slugs if they are too long?

My website is a website for sharing studying materials between students for the Israeli "Bagrut" exam. I hate URLs that are built from numbers that don't mean anything so I've been using URL slugs. ...
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Do inbound links pass link juice up the url hierarchy?

Our site is very regional, so we focus all of our seo efforts on each of these region landing pages. For Example: domain.com/toys/us/ca/san-francisco We added an informational page (ex. reviews) and ...
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How to make this old WordPress plugin work?

Some time back we found this very old, and no longer supported, plugin which helped us define our URL exactly the way we wanted it - see more on the issue from this previous post. Our Knowledge Base ...
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Impact of use of specific terms in slug on SEO [duplicate]

Lets say there are two websites A and B and both have an article with exactly similar title but almost similar content. However, the URL structure of the two articles is as follows: Site A: www.site-...
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How do I remove an "articles" slug from custom post type in WordPress

Our core website is not hosted through Wordpress, however we got a plugin to host a knowledge base. (we wanted the url to be example.com/knowledge-base/) We put everything into a subdirectory and ...
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use fixed string before slug or not [duplicate]

I'm caught in a discussion with a colleague about using a fixed string before using a slug or not. The aim off course is to rank better at search engines. The site involves hotel travels. And the ...
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generate seo friendly url for multi language system

I have this url's for multi language system using php : http://mydomain/ <-- default language english (en) http://mydomain/index.php?lang=de http://mydomain/index.php?lang=fr http://mydomain/index....
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Effects of different URL slug implementations on search engine rankings?

There are different ways of using URL slugs to specify the location of website content. For example, slugs can be implemented as: Query strings: example.com/some_function?slug=the_url_slug Arguments ...
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Should an ID go at the beginning or end of the URL for SEO? [duplicate]

Says I have a link, which contains the ID = 19963307 Type 1 : http://stackoverflow.com/questions/19963307/how-to-install-asp-net-mvc-5-on-a-server Type 2 : http://stackoverflow.com/questions/how-...
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Does a unique ID and title in URL slug improve SEO?

Stack Exchange posts have URLs like this: http://webmasters.stackexchange.com/questions/9848/squeezing-all-the-seo-out-of-a-url-as-possible Which is the format: /questions/{id}/{slugified-post-title}...
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Is a category based directory recommended in URLs?

From an SEO point of view, which of the two options are recommended? www.example.com/cell-phones-reviews/samsung-galaxy/ or www.example.com/samsung-galaxy-review/ I guess the keyword string in this ...
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Can URLs be changed to add slugs after the site has been live?

We have had a website for last 5 months but we did not use URL slugs on bottom level elements. Our URLs are like: /apps/webmasters/badges/1100 would it make sense to add a name to the URL at this ...
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Can people's names be added to a URL slug?

On webpages generated from user generated content, I create slugs for the URLs based on the title (just like Stack Overflow does): http://www.example.com/photo/day_at_park If there's more than one ...
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Should URLs in the sitemap contain the slug?

I'm coding the sitemap logic of my side-project blogging platform and I would like to know if omitting the slug in the <loc> nodes of the sitemap. Could be a problem for the crawlers. Having ...
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