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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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How do I remove my own filterby or sortby pages from Google Search?

My site has filterby and sortby pages that appear in Google Search and I want to delete them from Google. Such as: http://example.com/product-category/desktop-computers/?filter_hard-drive-type=hard-...
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Are plusses a good second character to use for spaces in URLs for SEO when dashes are already in use?

I was wondering if the following is good for SEO. I have a webshop with categories and products. Products can contain - themselves. For example, one of the URLs would be: http://SITE/products/...
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Google Search Console displays errors with “:fast_forward” added to URLs

I have two webpages and their URLs are like: https://example.com/videoCenter https:/example.com/register But today I found that indexing errors show that Google had crawled URLs like: https://...
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2 URL's pointing to one website with unique canonical url's

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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Reuse an old juicy URL or create a new one?

I'm optimizing a site with all new URLs, categories, titles, descriptions. All URLs will change but I've old URLs with a lot of backlinks, SEO juice. What should I do with those URLs?
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rewrite url - remove trailing / if any and add .php

I have a simple question, yet I've found no posts that answer my question. I need an htaccess file that rewrites the urls so that it removes the ending / if any, and adds .php no matter what the ...
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How to set up URL masking on gh-pages and GoDaddy

I have a domain that currently redirects www.example.com to example.com. It is hosted on gh-pages. However, there is a resource link I access from index.html called privacy.html via <a href=...
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SEO friendly URL: hyphen vs forward slash [duplicate]

For example, I have a webshop where each product has its unique ID and I want to build SEO friendly URL for a product page. An old-school way that is mentioned almost in every article looks like this:...
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301 an “extinct” URL to a “404” page with 200 status code

This is a bit of a weird one but I'll explain as best I can: After a redesign, content was migrated and mapped to a new URL structure (same domain). However, there are still a lot of URLs 404ing that ...
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What is it called when a web server returns arbitrary content with 200/OK when the client requests nonexistent directories or files?

Example: Client: GET http://www.example.com/nonexistent/foo Server: 200 OK <html... "Foo has three products in their Favorites list."... accompanied by three arbitrary products from other parts ...
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Is SEO affected negatively by using the at sign “@” in URLs?

If using "@" (at sign) in URLs like http://www.example.com/@john/post/10, is SEO affected negatively?
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Wordpress icon fonts dont work with www url

I have wordpress site with domain domain.com and on one site i use font icons. The problem is when I change in settings Address site (URL) on www.domain.com. Sites works properly, I seu www in URL but ...
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Forwarding domain and masking url

I have a website on WordPress with a responsive theme. It is located on my server hosted by Apache. Everything works well when I access the website with its IP address. The problem is when I try ...
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Implementing 301 redirects won't work without an existing file. Will that matter to Google or is there a better way to implement redirects?

I just published a completely revised version of a website (static site to a Wordpress powered one) without changing the domain or the web server. In the old site the URL structure was example.com/...
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Why is my site getting requests for URLs converted to lowercase?

On my sites I am seeing requests for what would be valid URLs, but with the path converted to lowercase. For example, a valid URL is example.com/some-product-CAT12P0.html. In my Apache logs I'm ...
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What's the effect on SEO if you can change part of a URL and still receive the same page?

I have a domain for my webshop, and for all the category pages the structure is like this: www.domain.com/category-NAME/category-NUMBER. See the screenshot below for an example. I can change the ...
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Should I change all the URL paths on my website to include keywords for SEO and should I rename my cart and checkout pages too? [duplicate]

I'm trying to make my site as SEO optimized as possible and have a question. Do I change the name of my "cart.php" and "checkout.php" pages to have keywords in them? For example, here's the current ...
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Capturing a variable from a clicked link or url using php [closed]

I've build a php page called pageById.php that pulls in and displays data from a MySQL database, but the query is 'static'. $sql = "SELECT * FROM table WHERE id = 879"; I want to change this so it ...
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Removing slash from directory URL

I need to somehow remove the last slash in my directory URLs. For example, instead of example.com/projects/, I'd like to see example.com/projects. I have been trying many solutions with no luck so far....
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SEO - how to get rid of duplicate web URLs

On my webpage I have nice URL addresses like this: example.com/category Then I have some filter which adds to the URL address a string, the URL address then looks like this: example.com/category/?...
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www vs non-www in seo [duplicate]

I recently overhauled a website for a client. Their preference was to switch from a www url to a non-www url as part of the redesign. Once we launched the site, it took a major plummet in its ...
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SEO for URLs that are only accessible to users with a specific session variable

I'm coding a website and I want to increase its SEO. I was wondering how the page rank was dealing with session-based url. I have a session variable "town" which construct all URLs of the website (...
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What are the colon and double forward-slash ( :// ) in URIs called?

What are the colon and double forward-slash ( :// ) in URIs called?
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Using URL without query parameter for Sitelinks Searchbox?

All the examples I see to attempt to gain a search box in sitelinks in the SERPs use a target URL that has a URL parameter like so: https://example.com/search?q={search-string} Can any URL be used ...
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Is it OK to “pause” an advert in terms of SEO?

I have a website along the lines of Craigslist, where users can post classified ads. Some users have requested a feature where they're able to pause/resume their ads. From an seo point of view, the ...
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404 attack with non existent URLs

Today I checked my google search console and found few interesting 404. All those pages never existed on my site. Funny thing is that it didn't scan for some vulnerable php files. It looked like some ...
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Do I need an umbrella services page to match the /services/ part of our URLs?

From a usability perspective, this is not necessary. The mega menu dropdown on all pages makes it extremely clear how to navigate to the relevant services we offer. However, I am wondering whether a ...
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Issue with 301 redirect to Index page only

I have a bunch of 301 redirects in my .htaccess for old pages, which work great. But a problem that's been plaguing me for years is that there's a lot of links out there to my old index page (index....
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How to use a canonical link tag in a static page?

What is canonical linking and how can I use it in a static site? How do we use canonical linking? Suppose we have two pages page1.html and page2.html, I want to canonical linking for page2. Where ...
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Is large scale of 301 redirects for URL change harmful for SEO?

I have changed the URL for a large portion of my website (150,000+ URLs) to follow a SEO-friendly structure like all lower-case and hyphenated URLs (earlier they were capitalized at places and had ...
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Why the number of indexed URLs in Search Console dropped?

A few months ago I saw there were 14 URLs reported as indexed in Google Search Console. As of a few days back, it's showing that only 3 URLs have been indexed. Do I have to request that it index 14 ...
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Correct way(s) of separating URLs of static pages from main content

Let's say I have a dictionary-like website where I have canonical URLs like example.com/egregious which displays the definition of the word "egregious". However, I have a couple of "static pages" ...
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Is it OK to use only special characters in an URL segment?

I wanted to separate a section of my website using an URL segment that contains a special (but URL-safe) character like hyphen or tilde, so that some pages would like this: example.com/-/about or ...
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No “http://” or “www” in front of URL when visiting newly purchase domain from GoDaddy

I just purchase a domain name from GoDaddy and when going to the website it is only example.com and not www.example.com or http://example.com. Why is this? I have not been able to find any examples ...
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Different URLs pointing to same page okay for SEO?

I am using a CMS which shows two links for the same page. Example: example.com/personal example.com/personal/index.html example.com/personal/index.html?abc=1 Is this ok? Or do search engines ...
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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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How to make search engines crawl and index dynamic AJAX pages? [closed]

I have a following website with some products: http://www.lay-z.net/beanbags.php When a user clicks on a product it makes a call to the database and fills the site with necessary information: http://...
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How to redirect urls without cpanel access

My client is a CPA firm that had a website built with a CPA site builder company. They no longer want that site, but I have earned them good rank with many of their local keywords. We have designed a ...
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Keyword location in URL permalink structure effect on SEO [duplicate]

I am in the process of a large rebuild and redesign of my real estate website. Through this process, I am expanding my content and number of internal pages which are structured as Wordpress custom ...
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Best SEO-friendly practice of adding filters to URLs

I like to know the best approach of adding filters to a URL. Ex: 1 http://example.com/items-recent-1.html http://example.com/items-price-1.html Above URL is made of site URL / file name / filter by ...
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Is changing upper case to lower case URLs bad for SEO?

When building an new website with same URL structure: if the old website has URLs appearing as e.g. www.example.com/ServicePage, what, if any, effect will changing the URLs to www.example.com/...
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Should my canonical URL contain the language parameter?

As I understand correct a canonical URL should point to the original URL of the website. Our website provides different languages that can be switched with an URL parameter, instantly. Our website is ...
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Is there a difference SEO impact according to how you structure category and city parameters in URL? [duplicate]

Is there a difference in SEO performance if the URL structure in links are structured the following ways: This way: http://example.com/category/city (http://example.com/cars/new-york) Vs this way: ...
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Redirecting all old URLs in same domain

I'm relaunching a new site on a current domain, currently there are hundreds of URLs. With the relaunch, all of the content will have new URLs and there will be no need for the old URLs. I need to ...
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Schema.org and ContactPoint use with validation failure: “All values provided for http://www.example.com/ must have the same domain.”

The documentation from Google about structured data has the following snippet: <script type="application/ld+json"> { "@context": "http://schema.org", "@type": "Organization", "url": "http:...
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Weird files appearing in waterfall report of WebPagetest.org

I am using webpagetest.org to test my site's speed. I've noticed in the Waterfall View that there are files loading on my site which do not physically exist on the server, even though the URLs point ...
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Prevent others from seeing stats of URLs shortened with Google's URL shortener via API

Using Java API, I am generating shortened URLs with goo.gl But it's showing the analytics information to anyone who is accessing the URL by adding .info extension. I want to secure this so that the ...
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what is the meaning and use case of each URL encoding Reserved Characters

Quote from Percent-encoding When a character from the reserved set (a "reserved character") has special meaning (a "reserved purpose") in a certain context, and a URI scheme says that it is ...
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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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http://showmyip.pw/badwebsite/example.com URL in Stats

I've been seeing http://showmyip.pw/badwebsite/ with my valid URL's on the end of it (happening on all my sites) http://showmyip.pw/badwebsite/example.com Does anyone know what this is about? A ...