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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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Index Bloat Killing my Site SEO

I have a strange problem with my WordPress site that has no common solution. For two months now in the middle of turning my site from a Lifestyle blog to a book-oriented blog and had to delete over ...
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What is the difference between a URI and a URL?

I have read these pages: http://www.w3.org/TR/uri-clarification/ http://www.damnhandy.com/2007/11/19/uri-vs-url-whats-the-difference/ I know basic about URL, URN, and URI; but little on their ...
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Page URL Modifications and Google response [duplicate]

I need to change the address of one of the pages of my site. I will create a new page with absolutely the same content and the same structure of the page (no changes to the content of the page at all, ...
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How to preserve ALL website's URLS when transferring to a new CMS as well hosting

I am in a position where I have to figure out how to preserve all of the website's pages URLS when transferring it to a new CMS, perhaps potentially Joomla (hasn't been decided yet). New hosting is ...
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How do I remove old ip address URL from Google search results?

I have a simple blog. In google search engine page ranking, I notice it ranks the IP address URL of dev server. Whoops. However, the final site was moved to different server and is live there. ...
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How do I make dynamic pages powered by WordPress Search filter pro SEO friendly?

I have a website which offers different services in different places. So I have a search page that filters services and places. I use wordpress CMS and Search filter pro plugin. My urls are something ...
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Upper/lower case ranking problem in Google - How to remove in Webmasters?

I have only this single URL on my website: https://www.aadseducation.com/isms-lead-auditor-training/details Previously, this URL because of a mistake done by developer, Google started ranking the ...
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How to configure the robots.txt file with a multilingual site?

I have a site with Drupal 8 and I activate English and French (Language from the URL path prefix). Here is what my url resembles : https://www.example.com/en/node/add https://www.example.com/fr/node/...
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Is it worth changing my blog URL structure for better SEO, or could that cause a ranking loss?

My blog URL structure is like below: www.example.com/blog/postkeyword www.example.com/blog/category/category-name/subcategory-name Example: www.example.com/blog/category/marketing/seo Does it ...
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Different URL syntax for multilingual SEO with 2 languages

Is there any difference between the syntax here; example.dk/ (danish) example.dk/en and example.dk/da (danish) example.dk/en I realise that in the top example, the domain is Danish .dk, which ...
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Is .html URL suffixing better for SEO? [duplicate]

When you click to read a Yahoo news article, the URL is suffixed with .html Why Yahoo does not opt for pretty URLs instead? Is .html URL suffixing better for SEO?
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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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Facet filters URL structure for ecommerce site for SEO

I am working on implementing facet filter for e-commerce site and I am not sure which schema of URL structuring is better for SEO purposes. There are three options I have in considerations as of now, ...
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Page Title in URL - What do I do if the page's title changes?

Let's say I have a web site with a bunch of articles on it, with each article on its own page. Also, each page's URL has the title of the article in it, like this: http://www.example.com/article/how-...
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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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Redirecting /page/*/ to the home page in .htaccess

My problem is that my homepage exists on https://www.example.com/page/2/, /3/, /4/ and so on, it still exists on /1000/. Same duplicate page versions exists on /about and and /contact page of my site. ...
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Crafting url based on parent/child hierarchy

I've put together a music based website that features discussion boards for every artist and album. I'm a little conflicted between two approaches I had in mind. The first option would involve ...
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Similar URLs for two different pages hurt SEO, if pages offer different information?

I have written a guide to a particular subject, and it's over 6000 words. I decided to split up the information into two separate pages, as the information really falls under two categories for end ...
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Remove folder name from rewritten URLs

Consider this URL: http://example.com/gallery/20141111-some-title In this URL I want to hide gallery/: http://example.com/20141111-some-title How can I achieve this using mod_rewrite? I used ...
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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 structure a multilingual site? [duplicate]

On my Drupal 8 site, I activated the French and English language. See the 3 available URLs for languages : https://www.example.com (in french) https://www.example.com/en (in english) https://www....
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Should URLs or a multilingual site be in the in the regional language? [duplicate]

What would be the best way to use a URL for multilingual site? www.example.com/en/its-a-good-day www.example.com/hi/यह-एक-अच्छा-दिन-है (in Hindi) www.example.com/hi/yah-ek-achchha-din-hai (Hindi in ...
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How to manage external links for SEO?

On my Drupal 8 site, I created pages with a Leaflet card that uses open street map data. When I go to google search console, it tells me that the following links are blocked "Pages with blocked ...
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Do non-existent 'category' pages in URLs present a problem for search engines?

Say for example if I have a news site and my URL structure is: example.com/news/random-article If there is no page at example.com/news/, in other words it results in a 404 error, is that problematic ...
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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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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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SERP Google - Mobile URL in incognito and normal URL on Desktop

Something strange is shown in Google SERP. My website have a desktop version and mobile version with a /m/ in URL that differ them. The problem or strange behavior i see is that: When i search for ...
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Does having a keyword in the domain repeated again in the path of the URL hurt SEO? [duplicate]

Which of the following URL structures would be best for a non-ecommerce site: fishingbob.com/fishing-lure-companies or fishingbob.com/lure-companies Would repeating the keyword in the first URL be ...
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SEO for country in domain name and URL?

For a country wide directory, if the country is already in the domain name as below, is it better for SEO if it is also in the url? country.com/country/province/region/community-activity.html
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URLs appearing twice in Google Search

While checking using site:example.com in Google, certain URLs are seen twice. The URLs are exactly the same. Can anyone explain why so?
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Should I redirect “ugly” URL to friendly URL?

I use mod_rewrite to rewrite https://example.com/?page=some-page&tab=2 to https://example.com/articles/some-page/2. But people can still access both URLs. I want to know: should I redirect the "...
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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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Should I include “www” in my website's URLs? What are the pros and cons?

What are the pros and cons of having http://www.example.com/ vs http://example.com/? For example a problem I'm aware of is that if I use a domain without www I can't set a cookie for the current ...
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Which Vimeo URLs can I include in a video sitemap that are not redirected or forbidden?

I am not entirely sure what Vimeo URLs I can use for video sitemaps as they either seem to "redirect" or "forbidden" - both which would not really be acceptable in Google video XML sitemaps. How do ...
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Should I submit https:// and http:// in Google Search Console both with and without the www?

In my site I'm redirecting everything (http://, http://www., https://) to https://www.example.com. Google webmaster tools says: Make sure you add both "www" and "non-www" versions for your site. Also,...
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For SEO should there be a web page for every URL path segment? [duplicate]

If I have a domain with the URL example.com/section-1/abc, should there also be a dedicated web page for example.com/section-1 from a SEO point of view? Assume that there is no bread crumb ...
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IIS URL Rewrite: Pattern starting with forward slash never matches

I am using IIS URL Rewrite and this one has stumped me. I am redirecting a URL with specific subfolder to a new URL. e.g. https://myapp.example.com/customsite1 redirected to https://newsite1-myapp....
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Multiple rules to rewrite the url

Why both rules don't work together and how can i fix it? Only the first one works... I think that there's a conflict between the two rules, but i did not found a solution yet ?p= is the querystring i ...
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Google does not choose user selected canonical for home page

We recently launched a new website and besides all other pages being indexed properly, our home page is not indexed by Google. On our Homepage https://diagnostics.roche.com/ we set the canonial URL ...
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When I search for a 301 redirected domain Google shows a message from GoDaddy rather than following the 301 redirect

I have a domain name registered at Godaddy. I also have a website that I created at Google Sites. I forward the URL to go to the Google Site. I did this using the Godaddy Domain Manager Forwarding ...
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How should I structure my URLs for both SEO and localization?

When I set up a site in multiple languages, how should I set up my URLs for search engines and usability? Let's say my site is www.example.com, and I'm translating into French and Spanish. What is ...
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Google Search Console says “submitted URL blocked by robots.txt” even though there is no robots.txt file

Today I got a email notice from Google that there were search problems with my site. I logged into Google Search Console. It shows that 1 file was being blocked by robots.txt, and has been for ...
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Does URL optimizations helps in SEO? [duplicate]

Current URL: example.com/renault-cars/duster/ What is the possibility of gaining an SEO advantage after optimizing above URL to? example.com/renault/duster Optimizations: Removed unnecessary "-...
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Noticing a lot of crawl errors in Google Search Console for pages that never existed on our site

I recently began work on an existing Wordpress website that was extensively revamped 3 months ago. https://thedoctorwithin.com. I'm a bit new to Wordpress, so I thought I should reach out to some of ...
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Remove old version of the site from Google index

I had a website with a few static pages and hundreds of products, it was indexed for quite a long time. A little while ago I've launched a brand new version of this site. The structure is the same, ...
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Is there a benefit of specifying the canonical URL for the homepage, or can search engines figure out common index, www, and https variants?

Currently I am considering adding a canonical tag onto the homepage of my website as there appear to be a few other URLs that Google and other search engines are picking up on. Realistically the ...
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Can I reuse a URL after it's used for a 301 redirect?

Is it possible to 301 redirect a page and then reuse the redirected URL again in the future? What are the disadvantages of using the old link? For example: www.example.com/contact 301 redirect to ...
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Is a URL structure with a directory that contains all posts better than a shorter URL structure?

I recently read that shorter URLs rank higher in the search results, but I suspect it might also have an SEO advantage to sort posts, topics, etc... into folders. Do you recommend shorter URLs, for ...
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Is it correct to redirect the old site to the new domain and the further redirect for new URL capitalization?

I am wondering whether this setup is correct. I have a website running HTTP domain1.example and I redirect links to domain2.example using a 301 redirect. domain2 works fine but I decided to ...
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Mask a subdomain as subfolder and allow access from only from the folder URL

I have serviceX.example.com and I don't want to move everything, I want to mask the URL so visitors and search engines see example.com/serviceX instead of the original/real location. I don't want ...