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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Does it make a difference if your URL path ends in a trailing slash or not?

Does it make any difference to SEO ratings what-so-ever if your url has a trailing slash: http://www.example.com/some/slug/paths/ as opposed to one that does not: http://www.example.com/some/slug/...
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Not Able To Share Link in Facebook

I am trying to share or add my URL in facebook page's About us but it says "The website URL you provided is not valid. Please Enter a correct URL and Try Again. Than i try to debug the Facebook URL ...
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Do search engines understand/follow “buttons” that modify the history, for a SPA application?

Well our website has a very minimal content of itself. It is basically an overview of organizations and an event calendar. Almost all data is "hidden" through dynamic content, and to greatly improve ...
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How I can removie html extensions [duplicate]

I'm new at web development, I have a question, Thank you all for your answers. I made a website with HTML5 and CSS, I Published my website on my website host using FTP (FileZilla Client), But when I ...
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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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Why are the same two web pages appearing on the first page of Google's SERP?

While searching in google.co.in for the keyword term "USA Boxing News", I found the same two web pages are showing on the first page of results. One result shows the IP address of the website, and the ...
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With respect to SEO, is it preferred to use hyphen instead of period in the URL?

I have a complex class on my server side, for example class Car has Properties Make and Model. There is a form that user can fill (Make and Model are input textboxes), then I pass all these inputs as ...
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Port numbers appearing in the URLs on my development site under Apache and Python

I've built a static site. Locally, when I serve the content with python -m SimpleHTTPServer everything behaves normally, but when I copy the HTML onto the server and browse the site at the server's ...
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2 URLs pointing to one website with a unique canonical URL

I have 2 domains submitted to Google that both point to my WordPress site. I am using Yoast SEO plugin to take care of the basic SEO metadata for the website. When I view the source for each URL I ...
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File Management For SEO URIs

I'm designing the architecture for a new public-facing site. For the most part I do internal systems where URI structure isn't as important (in terms of SEO etc.). This is my usual project setup: |-...
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Optimizing for Same Keyword in 2 Different Regions (US & Canada) - Yes or No?

Background: Same company operating in 2 regions (US & CANADA). The language is fairly similar except for some content differences, however, the primary keyword is the same after evaluating keyword ...
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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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Pagination without pagination URLs - is it bad for SEO?

I've read a few articles about pagination pitfalls but none really describe my situation. I have a products page rendered with ReactJS with about 300 products and pagination (I am also using server-...
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Domain pointing to a wrong URL after performing a database “search and replace”

Upon migrating a WordPress site from development to production, I used Interconnectit's "Database Search and Replace Script in PHP" to update the site URL from http://dev.example.com to http://example....
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SEO: example.com/keyword1/keyword2 or example.com/keyword1-keyword2 [duplicate]

For search engines, mostly Google, which is better: example.com/keyword1/keyword2 or: example.com/keyword1-keyword2 This specific page has to rank high for keyword 2, and possibly keyword 1 too.
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If a link to my site is sent by a visitor to their friend via email, is this counted as email traffic source in Google Analytics?

Let's say I have tracking set up on my website to capture traffic sources in GA. If someone emails my site to a friend and they click on it, is this counted as an email source? I know an email ...
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How to change the URL of a wordpress website?

By default, my URL was set to example.com/wp/wp-admin instead of the example.com/wp-admin that I used to remember. Also my website's contents show on example.com/wp rather than example.com. How do I ...
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Two websites with same content. Both url not listing in google [duplicate]

I am managing 2 websites of same client. text of both websites are almost same. I have added URL's in google search console even after that it is not listing in google search result. Any solution?
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invoke a URL Perl script silently, without changing URL visible to client

I've been fighting the Google canonical page algorithm bug for 2+ months. Following various forum advice and suggestions haven't solved it yet, although for sure they've made our website better. One ...
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Do we need slash-separated URLs instead hyphen for better SEO? [duplicate]

Do we need slash-separated URLs instead hyphen for better SEO? In other words, could anyone explain which one is better and why? https://example.com/category/product https://example.com/category-...
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Ajax Request with Push State to Current URL SEO Friendly?

After reading up on getting content indexed in Google that is pulled into a page from an AJAX request, I have found that you can use pushState to change the URL and this will allow Google to find it. ...
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Download a File from a URL [closed]

I am trying to download a file from its URL using Windows Powershell as follows invoke-webrequest -uri "http://www.ead.eurocontrol.int/pamslight/pdf/4e415453/EG/C/EN/AIP/AD/EG_AD_2_EGFF_en" -outfile "...
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How to ignore/redirect all URLs matching a certain string

I am using the WordPress plugin, Timely All-in-One events calendar. Unfortunately it is creating a plethora of duplicate URLs which end in strings like https://www.example.com/events/action~agenda/...
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What should the maximum length of a filename be, and would that affect SEO?

I am working on an artist's portfolio website. Let's say I want each artwork's image filename to contain its basic information, like so: Category - Artwork Title - Size, Medium, Year.jpg In actual ...
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Nginx + haproxy (or sslh) does not work without trailing slash in URL

Have a setup like the following: haproxy listening on 443 -> nginx listening on 4545 I have also tried this with: sslh listening on 443 -> nginx listening on 4545 This is on ubuntu server For ...
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Website renewed, google still display old url structure [duplicate]

I've a site since 5 years I decide to change it completly and I removed every content on it, and now I'm reuploading everything with some criteria, the problem is I changed even the slugs but google ...
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My webpage is showing strange url on google results [closed]

I'm developing a website for a local school on Wordpress but today noticed someting weird when I look for the page in google this is the result I get: KEELER FORCE ブラック+Creepy Crawler M8090 7.00-16 ...
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Why do some websites have language specific URLs, when the users still use the .com version?

I'm creating my first multilingual website and I have been looking at examples from other websites. So far I've noticed that many popular websites have a .com version and a kr.example.com or example....
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SEO: Multilingual website with different subdirectories for each languages [duplicate]

I have a multilingual website with the following structure: example.com <--- Main english version example.com/fr <--- The french version Is it important for SEO reasons to put a ...
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GA Real-Time > content > Page showing same url with different page title

in realtime >content report Some pages showing the different title of the same page, e.g. /logos page actual title is Free Logo Maker ... but its also showing contactus page title for logo similarly ...
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Best SEO practice for static pages: having “index.html” or not?

I'm trying to SEO optimize my blog, and I'm not sure which method is the best SEO practice. I seem to google conflicting results. Some say 1. is best because of days old, other says nowadays index....
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Redirect domain name to a specific page

I have theses domain names installed: Main domain name: www.example.com Others domains: www.example.org www.example.fr www.animals.example I first made a rule on my .htaccess to redirect all ...
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Numerical IDs in URLs optimized for SEO

I'm a server-side developer dabbling in SEO practices for the first time. This question is about getting the url structure right for a web application I'm developing, goal being having some which is ...
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Video thumbnails Issue in SERP just for Unicode URLs

I tested many times and I made sure that Google not interested to show my thumbnails of video when I have URLs with non-English characters. When I rollback canonical and internal links to English ...
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Does it matter for SEO which keyword is first in the URL path? [duplicate]

Does it really matter in SEO if my URL is: https://example.com/test/18-apr-2019/author https://example.com/18-apr-2019/test/author https://example.com/author/test/18-apr-2019 Does it really matters ...
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Can I use a query parameter for SEO, or do I need to create a URL path for each page?

I am building a open blog website which users can create posts. Whenever a user creates post, it is being inserted to database and fetching its heading from database in the main page. Whenever a ...
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Can I get Google Sitelinks for a single page site that uses # fragment identifier URLs to scroll to the various sections?

I have a website up and running which is single-page. I do need site links to appear on google search. Currently, it is placed at top in google search but without site links. I have submitted sitemaps ...
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Why use “!” after “#” in URL?

I am working on a project where my landing page URLs will be generated dynamically. I keep hearing that I have to use ! after # in URLs that are generated dynamically, for SEO reasons. But no one ...
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Forward slash on URLs in the Sitemap file?

At the following page: http://www.google.com/support/webmasters/bin/answer.py?answer=183668#2 the URLs given in the Sitemap example don't have a forward slash at the end. But I think I heard ...
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Can search engines index webpages with path after “.html”?

Are search engines able to index a webpage which has a path after .html? Example: http://example.com/about.html/abc/123 Is it an acceptable implementation for SEO?
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Use forward slashes (/) or dashes (-) for URL design in 2019? (for categories in e-commerce)

What is a better URL design for an e-commerce website? Case a: http://example.com/shoes-women http://example.com/shoes-women-red http://example.com/high-heels-red http://example.com/high-heels-red-...
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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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What is steadfastsystem.com and why my site load resources from this url?

Today I've noticed that my site (I'm using WordPress) request two connections to steadfastsystem.com Despite going to the domain and read, I can't find why my site loads it and send information to it....
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Difference between Short URLs and Clean URLs

Clean URLs is a concept in Drupal; for example Drupal 7 default URL formatting is example.com/?q=node/83 though it could be changed just to example.com/node/83 by activating Clean URLs based on Apache ...
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Place language slug in URL or not?

I see that https://developers.google.com/ offers articles in different language. They get the language from browser setting and don't place any language slug in the URL. Is this really a good practise?...
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google search console url inspection live test multiple urls

Is it possible to live test multiple URLs instead of manually submit each url and click the "live test" button in the Google Search Console -> URL Inspection tool?
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URL is not on Google - what does it mean and how to fix? [duplicate]

ANOTHER POSSIBLE DUPLICATE: Duplicate, submitted URL not selected as canonical after changing domain I'm new to optimizing pages for ranking in search engines and I've recently got in Google ...
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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 Analytics showing the previous page path as the current page

My data shows that for one of my pages, Previous Page Path and the page are the same. After Googling, I see this can be due to page refreshes or uploads. I tried to test this out, by uploading/...
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Google change of address: from (site1.example and site2.example) to (newsite.example/1 and newsite.example/2)

I'm trying to tell Google that I'm merging two sites into one, with the following URLs: site1.example to newsite.example/1 site2.example to newsite.example/2 I already set 301s to the relevant pages ...