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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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Omitting “http://www.” from my URL doesn't load the mobile site

I designed and uploaded a site on a mobile format. It shows up fine but ONLY if I type out the http://. The client wants it to be as simple as possible. How can I have it automatically insert ...
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What is the advantage of using alphanumeric ID in URLs? Is it for SEO?

I have been seen some of the reputed news portals are using the Alphanumeric ID in URLs to get extra benefits for SEO. And also they are doing well. But I want to know about it that is there any ...
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Why do some websites have none existing 'parent pages'? [closed]

For the purpose of this question, I would like to highlight the following URL: https://www.therange.co.uk/occasions/birthdays/ Upon selection, you will be successfully directed to a page displaying '...
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How to instruct Google to ignore URLs with given suffix/parameter?

Hi there I need to temporarily instruct Google to exclude from indexing all URLs that contain the following suffix: ?lang=it How can I achieve this?
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Are facets and categories the same thing?

I am currently working on an eCommerce website, which typically have the following URL structural examples: 1. www.example.com/paintings/flowers/roses/ 2. www.example.com/paintings/flowers/roses/...
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Do parent categories provide any context to their associated child categories?

Say I have an eCommerce website, which sells a variety of photographs. Within the parent category of 'Photographs', there are various child categories. For example: 'Wildlife', 'Sealife' and 'City ...
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Are there downsides to using a 301 redirect from a shorter URL on our own domain rather than using a URL shortener service?

Wondering if there are any negative implications to using a redirect on my own domain as a kind as a URL Shortener. I am often asked by folks creating printed documents for "short URLs". My ...
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Are name=value style directories better for security and SEO than directories with values only specified by position?

Consider the following values for a link in my website's homepage: /portal=testportal/page=1/lang=fa /testportal/1/fa Is there any priority between above options? I'm asking from the security point ...
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dash in url like path separator [duplicate]

I have this url: mysite.com/search/{where}/{what} where: where is a path variable defined by user what is a path variable defined by user ex: mysite.com/search/usa/cars I d'like allow user refine ...
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Can I tell Google that the current page has a different URL with a meta tag?

I have the following scenario with items within different categories: catagory1 has the URL example.com/category1 category2 has the URL example.com/category2 [...] all example.com/all to show posts ...
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Which method to use for a multilingual site? [duplicate]

Which method is preferred to use for multilingual sites in regards to SEO? Subdirectories (http://example.com/en/) GET parameters (http://example.com?lang=en) Different .tld-Domains (http://example....
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When I use #! with my URLs the same content appears, could this hurt SEO?

My website URL contains a #! (hashbang): www.example.com/index.html www.example.com/index.html#! When user visit either two URLs above, the same content appears. Does Google consider both URLs the ...
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Good practice for a multilingual Drupal 8 site [closed]

What are the best practices for a multilingual website with Drupal 8 ? There are 4 options: 1) buy one domain per language: https://www.mydomaine.fr (for French) https://www.mydomaine.de (for ...
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Is it better to use latin or Japanese characters in URL? [duplicate]

If I want to reach native Japanese speakers, which slug is better; 1/ english-dictionary.com 2/ 英語の辞書.com There are several questions on this but none seem to give a clear answer.
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Is it OK to omit the language code in URLs of a multilingual site if you still use separated URLs per language based on keywords?

I'm planning a site with two languages, German and English. I'm wondering whether it's necessary to insert the language code in the URL: example.com/de/ example.com/en/ or de.example.com en.example....
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Really old URL that redirects to an old URL that redirects to the current URL is still being crawled by Googlebot

I am working on a website and just change to a new template. My boss also decided to change all the URLs. I did all the redirection in .htaccess. Lets say old URL is site1.html which will become ...
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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 necessary to have “blog” somewhere in the URL for a blog for SEO?

I am developing a website which will have only blogs, about us page, and contact page. The homepage is listing of all blogs. Should have include blog in the URL like example.com/blog/sample-slug or ...
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Is there a best practice for blog URL formatting (dated vs. non-dated)?

Wondering whether there's any written best practice from an authoritative source (Google or a Google representative like John Mueller) that discusses best practices for blog URL formatting. I believe ...
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Will having product ID in URLs hurt SEO compared to a URL with only keywords?

Say I have a web shop with a product (optimus-prime), in a category (superheros) such that it has the URL: www.example.com/superheroes/optimus-prime Now I want to prepend the product ID (99) to the ...
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Impact of subdomain urls on SEO

I have an application which is hosted on a subdomain URL of my client's primary domain. Below is the example of how my primary domain is and how the subdomain is: Primary domain: example.com ...
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Invalid URLs with 5 character prefixes

I've been getting lots of attempts to access pages on my site with 5 upper/lowercase chars as the first path. For example: /aOKTW/validpage That first 5 character path is always different. I ...
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How can the index.html file be served from a sub directory of the DocumentRoot without using system level links?

How can the index.html file be served from a sub directory of the DocumentRoot without using system level links? For example: Let the document root of an apache 2.4 virtual host be dirA Let the the ...
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Which URL is SEO friendly when it comes to non ASCII characters?

/λαδοκολλα-περι-ανεμων /ladokolla-peri-anemon In the first URL I'm using the same business name, while in the second one I have converted the business name to Latin characters. We know that the non ...
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How do I link to a “bitcoin:” URL from my WordPress.com site? Can I use a redirect?

I'm having a slight problem, Wordpress.com doesn't play nice with bitcoin: URLs (it mangles them into http://{current page url}/{wallet address} ), so I need to do a redirect of some sort. I found ...
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SEO effects of a concise URL path vs a longer one with more keywords

My sister wants to launch a celebrity website, which will have information such as age, height, weight etc. Suppose the website is example.com: www.example.com/demi-lavato → This sounds crisp and ...
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dynamics urls - redirects or rewrite and page SERP position

I'm trying to get my head on this, our site have thousands of links, is an e-commerce site, where products titles require changes on regular basis to get the best of SEO... you know, as usual, we ...
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Unusual urls being created - Wordpress site

Hopefully someone might be able to help with an unusual problem that I have only just noticed - and it appears to have been occurring since at least Nov 2017 (the earliest cache date that I have found)...
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Get search engines to index hash-based URLs

I have a client who has website with multiple pages. Now, each page has tabbed content which is accessible through #. For example: example.com/page1#content1 example.com/page1#content2 example.com/...
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Correct way to restyling a wordpress site [closed]

I have a wordpress site that needs a complete restyling (both theme and urls). I'm thinking about do the following steps: 1) Delete the current DB and WP installation on the domain 2) Install clean ...
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Should the escaped fragment URL or the hash bang URL be used with Fetch as Google in Search Console?

which one url must be added into url input field of Google search console-> Crawl->Fetch as Google? example.com/?_escaped_fragment_=my-ajax-page or example.com/#!my-ajax-page
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Can the sitemap contain URLs only differentiated by a # (hash)?

My website is a single page and uses the anchor tags to navigate. When I generated my sitemap using an online tool, it generated 2 URLs: <url> <loc>https://www.example.com/</loc> ...
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Semantically correct URL structure vs. user experience

I have spent some time on SEO, recently, focusing on site architecture and domain URL structure. Logically, they go hand in hand. Through the many contradictions, the two consistent theories are: ...
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Google change of address: from (site1.com and site2.com) to (newsite.com/1 and newsite.com/2)

I'm trying to tell Google that I'm merging two sites into one, with the following URLs: site1.com to newsite.com/1 site2.com to newsite.com/2 I already set 301s to the relevant pages of newsite.com ...
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Will it hurt SEO to have mobile URLs that end in “/AMP” when the same desktop URLs don't?

Is having /AMP at the end of the URL for mobile not good for search engines compared to a regular URL?
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Cannot add to cart, logout, or write to .htaccess after changing site address WordPress

I recently just changed my Site Address from the admin panel on my WordPress website. After doing so, I got an error from my caching plugin WP Rocket saying it couldn't complete configuration because ...
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Getting a redirect to ugly beanstalk URL rather than seeing my domain name on my WordPress site, despite setting Route53 alias record

I have a bunch of hosted zones set up for some GoDaddy domains. Also, my website is a WordPress website hosted on an Elastic Beanstalk environment. I've imported the record sets from the GoDaddy ...
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Multilingual site: offer translation on same domain or new domain?

I have to translate my website in another language, and I was wondering: from a SEO point of view, is it better to have the translated version on the same site (like /es/) or buy another domain and ...
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How do I create a URL identical to the direct download URL created by my browser when I save a file from the web?

I am streaming video files from the web using VLC player but most files I can only stream with a direct download URL to the file, as opposed to the file URL as it appears on the web. To be specific, ...
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Will search engines react to querystring ids as different pages?

I've implemented my website to be like domain/objects?id=xxx like domain/objects?id=bikeId What I am worrying is the way that search engines will react to it. I've already implemented the meta ...
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The name of a month as a string vs digit in a URL — any downsides for SEO?

I'm aware about the difference between my_domain.com/my-article1-title and my_domain.com/2015/12/my-article1-title. In my application I have the following type of urls: my_domain.com/2015/december/my-...
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Does itemprop have a different meaning on links vs. span tags?

I'm using Schema.org markup for a Person, but I get inconsistent results in Google's Rich Snippet Testing Tool when using an <a> tag vs. a <span> tag. Take these two examples: <span ...
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blog/index.php/author/ how to create this kind of a URL for my php page?

WordPress blog URL has this notation. chapter .php there is another path. it is not an actual existing directory on the server. my question is how they do that? can I do something like that on my ...
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blog/index.php/author/ what kind of a URL?

as mentioned in the title my WordPress blog has this URL. which is not familiar to me. that not a GET request right? what is that? please help.
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Long URLs reported in Google Webmaster Tools that have http%252525 in the query string

Webmaster Tools finds around 30 pages with duplicate title. URLs look like this: http://example.com/9-modele-lumanari-de-botez?http%...
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Why do these major ticketing sites have backward or flat URL structures?

In basically any SEO post you read, or site you visit or develop, the recommended site structure is basically the same - the "tree" structure. I can see why a site would want a flattened URL ...
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How to correctly update a Wordpress URL?

I have a WordPress website which has a lot of very well position URL but unfortunately, they all have the id on the URL instead of a friendly URL. I am working on a new website but I will like to ...
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What does it mean if URLs in a 404 log end with /& or /m& instead of the file extension?

My 404 log shows many URLs ending with /& or /m& instead of the file extension. They are getting error 404s, but what is that supposed to do? How do the URLs get changed to that?
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SEO jazzevents.com/event/ vs jazzevents.com/jazz-event/ [duplicate]

I am building website that will contain 99% of info related to jazz and jazz events. Should I optimize my SEO this way, will it help? There will be no other styles of events, just Jazz. jazzevents....
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How much does the URL path affect Google rankings?

Some weeks ago, I changed the address path of one of my sites from www.example.com/product to www.example.com/main/product, because I had to move to another hosting and the change of path appeared ...