Questions tagged [url]

A URL, or Uniform Resource Locator, is an address for a file or resource that specifies where that resource is, and how to go about retrieving it.

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Encoding spaces in urls for SEO when hyphens are already present in text

From my research it seems that hyphen - chars are the preferred word breakers in urls in respect to SEO. I'd like to use text in my urls for both SEO purposes and for functionality, consuming the text ...
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Is it OK to go to the address bar of a malicious site? [closed]

I visited this site only to get the warning that its connection was not private. I assumed that its TLS/SSL certificate had expired. But I went to this site's address bar and copied the url to check ...
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Which special characters are safe to use in url?

Which special characters are safe to use in url?
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Showing more text with JavaScript - Google and SEO aspects

I have a page with several lists. Each list has "Read more" button or link. When clicking the "Read more", additional elements are added to the list (sometimes by just changing the ...
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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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Is it a good or a bad SEO practice to create a same URL with different directory?

We have a website with many different modules. Currently we are trying to implement the "Related Questions" SERP Feature for our FAQs page. Eg: There are two pages example.com/xyzservice.htm & ...
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Can I change Non-ASCII URLs using redirects without hurting SEO?

I know that google can handle Non-Latin characters in URLs and for my research, I know that in many cases SEO experts advised being used for localized websites. Unfortunately, these non-Latin URLs ...
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How are these URLs highlighting text?

I've noticed some web URLs link to a web page with highlighted text. This appears to be controlled by an escape sequence in the URL of the form #:~:text=StartText,EndText, where StartText indicates ...
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URL structure for specific years in blog

I have an URL like this one for an article with a good traffic. example.com/best-x-for-2019 Now I want to update the content to 2020. I have made the mistake of having the year in slug for the first ...
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Responding '404' for subdirectories is bad practice?

I had URLs like this: example.com/post/dkKE_wd3jJ For SEO reasons I decided to add some text: example.com/post/dkKE_wd3jJ/best_funny_videos But I noticed that the alphanumeric ID looks weird in front,...
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Google, old site pages indexed. How i can remove old pages gracefully?

I have create a new version of a site: new HTML structure, new styles, images, etc. The content of the site is the same (text are changed but the "concepts" are the same). This is the actual server ...
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How can URLs have a dot . at the end, e.g. www.bla.de.?

I never believed URLs could have a period at the end, as in www.google.de. (which obvious is not working). However, www.youtu.be. is working perfectly well. How did they manage that?
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SEO URL Behind Login That May/May Not Require Payment Structure

I have the following parent URL: example.com/courses/course_name/ Currently, that parent URL can be accessed without a login. When a user is logged in, and they try to access a video child URL, 2 ...
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standard of language code format in url address

I am working currently on rebuilding a platform that is targeting local companies within the country. It should be localised and available in couple of languages. I inspected couple of big companies ...
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URL with same file name for pages affects SEO?

I have a site that has the multiple products with the same file name for the product pages. Example: https://wwww.example.com/product1/page.php https://wwww.example.com/product2/page.php Each of ...
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Can .htaccess 301 redirects work with encoded characters?

I have an old site with titles in the URL for SEO, but it has URL encoded characters than transliterated Latin characters. Like %20 instead of space character and many other non-Latin characters. The ...
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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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Can I create a keyword subdirectory for my home page to help SEO?

My website consists of an English-language Homepage (my index.html file), and a German and Russian translation of this page (de.html + ru.html), which are accessible through a button on the top-right. ...
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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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On Netlify, how do I redirect a URL wildcard to that parent directory?

I have URLs I want to redirect to their parent folder/directory: /hats-category/hats1 /hats-category/hats2 /hats-category/cool-hats Rule looks like this: /hats-category/* /hats-category So I can ...
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With WordPress multi-language site in English and Spanish, Google doesn't index the URLs with the /es/

I have launched a website with English and Spanish languages. I've done it using WordPress multi-language (WPML), but I'm having a lot of problems indexing and ranking the Spanish URLs, which appear ...
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Blocked URL in Bing still showing up in search results

I am trying to block a URL from showing up in search results. I am the webmaster for the site, and the content has been deleted. I used the "block URL" link 2 days ago and the URL is still showing ...
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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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How do I get a list of all the URLs from multiple sitemaps which are listed using an index sitemap?

I have a gz index sitemap file that lists 4 different sitemaps that each are 50mb big. What I want to do is I want to get all the URLs in those 4 sitemap files. I tried to use https://robhammond....
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What to do to recover after deploying a new shopping cart / site and Google smacks you?

I recently deployed a reworked online store that was previously built with a system that suddenly went out of business. It was a rush and I ended up with new URLs for all products with even some ...
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Is it possible to create a short URL that redirects to a longer URL if that short URL currently doesn't exist?

I've a URL that's very long. I need to put the URL into a hardcopy format but it looks ridiculous on paper. The URL performs well so changing it is not on the cards. Would it be possible to write a ...
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SEO advantages of having content in a WordPress subpage?

I'm creating a WordPress-Website for a massage parlor. The website is in German (I'm from Switzerland). I decided to not have a hub page for "services" but have the two main service "categories" ...
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allow users to post url schems that not http/https?

i have a blog comment section where users write their website and a comment about it and it is shown like this <a href="https://example.com">Website</a> <br> <span>my website ...
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Need two pages with different URL inside Required Step for GA Goal

Have a funnel starting with an A/B test through Google Optimize. Actually I have a redirect test because I'm testing two pages that already exist. Because of that I need a GA Goal set as a funnel, ...
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What is the htaccess code for a clean URL for a user profile page?

I have tried code given on under topic clean URLs using .htaccess, but it is nor working on my website. Actually I am getting static content, but not getting parameters (dynamic content.) My ....
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unique page URLs for FAQ page content and SEO goodness

I'm looking for guidance, options and ideas for an e-commerce site that is currently in production and is selling well. We sell primarily one product, but the business has three general categories of ...
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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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URL structure with 3 subcategories

I have 1 main category and 1 subcategory and 1 additional "topic" or "area": main categories: news, interview, tutorial subcategories e.g. for news: shopping, entertainment, politics, sport ...
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SEO tips on changing blog pagination

Three years ago we launched a self-made blog area on our e-commerce website. Call it an experimental feature, if you know what I mean. We had, and still have, a very minimalistic URL schema: /blog/...
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Is it possible to mask a URL? [duplicate]

When a user goes to the site and request the following page: myworld.com/blog is it possible to deliver the contents from /blog/ from a different server which is the physical location for blog.myworld....
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How can I ensure that Google finds and indexes dynamically created URLs for user generated content?

I have blog site and I generate different URLs for each post like, example.com/p/14324123512 example.com/p/53452313212 How does Google find these variable URLs and index them? If google cant find it,...
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URL SEO /id/slug VS. /slug-id [duplicate]

Where to put unique ID in URL of a database-driven website for best SEO? In short, I was wondering about which is best for good SEO? https://example.com/articles/{id}/{slug} https://example.com/...
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Home page title updated to fix a misspelling but Google still has the error

So recently I found that there was a misspelling on the URL title for my business in the google search and I fixed it within WordPress but it has updated on google yet, there is still that error. Does ...
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Compare two different URL directories in Google Analytics [closed]

I want to pull out 2 directories only in Google Analytics to compare them. Can we do that? What is the proper code? | Source / Medium | Matching RegEx | ^(bing / cpc | adcenter / cpc)$ This does ...
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How do you hide file extension in URL using ASP.NET WebForms?

I would like to drop the .aspx extension from my webpages. One reason is that I'm not sure I will stick to ASP.NET WebForms technology. How do you do it?
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How to add trailing slashes to links in my pages from .htaccess in addition to the redirects I've implemented?

I've recently appended the trailing slash at the end of the URL by using this .htaccess code: #add trailing slashes RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} !(.*)/$ RewriteRule ^...
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How to use the same base url prefix for category and product pages in Woocommerce?

I checked out this article https://docs.woocommerce.com/document/removing-product-product-category-or-shop-from-the-urls/ which explains that it is not good to remove the product and category bases ...
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Do subdirectory URLs need to work for SEO if there are other URLs within that subdirectory? Does time of indexing subdirectory matter in search result

I have a website where I built a sub-folder structure on my links, like this: /category/city/postname Does it matter if /category/city doesn't have a page, even if there is no link to it on the ...
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Company name change and new URL - Google showing old company name in result title

I have posted this question on a Google Webmasters forum with no luck. I also called Google and spoke with a rep with no luck. Here is our problem. Overview Website launch for a client about a year ...
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Should my URLs be lowercase?

According to Understanding SEO Friendly URL Syntax Practices I should change http://example.com/Hello-Dolly To http://example.com/hello-dolly The reasons given are: URLs, in general, are ...
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Have Google index different languages at the same URL instead of just the default (English)

I have a multilingual PHP site. I have set English as the default language. The language changes automatically according to the browser settings. If it is French, the site will be seen in French. ...
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Two Equivalent Percent-encoded URLs, Google selects One as Canonical?

I have the following two URL's (Please note that URL 1 contains comma, while URL 2 contains encoded %2C): https://example.com/hotels_page/Cleveland,%20OH,%20USA/Safe%20Hotels%20near%20University%...
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Would URLs with query strings have better SEO with a filename too?

I'm writing a single-page application. The navigation links look like this: http://example.com/?home http://example.com/?contact-us http://example.com/?about-us In terms of SEO, would this be ...
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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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Which of these URL is better for SEO? [duplicate]

I am trying to restructure our website that is focus on Healthcare and could you please help me which of these two decisions for URL is better for SEO ? we present best providers for any healthcare ...

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