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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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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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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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Why am I receiving request with h/randomNumber.html

Recently, I've been receiving request spikes from requests of the form example.com/h/<randomNumber>.html Each time the random number is consistent (per 24 hours). On Google analytics I'll ...
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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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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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If we use goo.gl for a link, will Google be the referrer for that link?

For example, I can shorten http://example.com with Google URL shortener goo.gl. If I get clicks to the Google shortened URL https://goo.gl/..., will I see goo.gl as the referrer in the analytics for ...
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Update content of a page monthly: is it better to change the url/title and metadata

I have to study a strategy for a page where the contents are updated about once a month and the title and the url are always the same. As now, in the page there's only a video. To improve the seo for ...
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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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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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LocalBusiness with multiple locations on same page

I am trying to add local business Schema.org markup on a website. I have one concern, there are around 10 different locations for the business and all those locations are on 1 page, that means they ...
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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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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 ...
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How can I migrate a single page application to a site with many URLs for SEO?

I will be migrating a single page application (SPA) to a normal URL structured site. Usually I would map the old URLs to the new URLs and use 301 redirects to the relevant URLs. In this case, that ...
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Should my homepage's url contain the “home” keyword?

I'm thinking about making an SEO improvement. Which URL is better for my homepage? http://example.com/home http://example.com/ Since both URLs provide the same content, should I redirect /home to /,...
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Is there an advantage for a completely dynamic mobile site opposed to having some pages at separate mobile URLs and some pages dynamic?

We are serving both mobile and desktop platforms through a single domain. In case of mobile, we append /m at end of the domain. In some cases, pages are served dynamically. Common URL for both the ...
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How to verify all four variants of the URL to Google Search Console for Shopify?

How to verify all four variants of the URL to Google Search Console for Shopify? I have a main variant with www. It's conected with the Analitycs (this one shows the data), but Google Search Console ...
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Best SEO URL Structure : Filter product list by multiple tags

Which url is better for SEO (google)? separate tags like sub folders with slash "/": 1) shop.com/product-category-1/tags/product-tag-1/product-tag-2 separate with characters plus "+" underscore "_" ...
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Is hashbang in URL still SEO friendly in 2018?

I have seen old posts that say you can make sure your website is crawled by Google crawlers if you add #! in it. E.g. www.example.com/guns#!colt. But those posts are way old from 2014. And I've also ...
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What's the best practice URL Path with multiple occurences of the same parameter?

Case User searches on a website for "cake" and filters the results via two categories: "united states" and "germany". Researched best practices SEO relevant and as short as possible URL if possible ...
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Remove non-existent language directory from URLs under nginx

I've got URLs like this: /lang/path-to-file.ext and I want to remove the "lang" because it doesn't exist: /path-to-file.ext How do I do that on an nginx server?
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Should I set short or long URL fragments for headlines?

I have an article like: <h1>My article example</h1> <div class="table-of-content"> <a href="#subheadline-example-here">Subheadline example here...</a> <a href=...
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Mediawiki - How to disable diacritic/special characters in the URL

My mediawiki page is in Polish and the mediawiki converts page titles to url in 1:1 style - it means that page named Truteń will have url that contains Truteń with the Polish diacritic character "ń". ...
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If I link to clean URLs based on the page title but redirect to URLS with ids as part of a site migration, is that bad for SEO?

I'm importing stuff from a Drupal site that has a couple of alias URLs: /node/123 /my-alias-node-title My new site is a very simple CMS handmade in PHP by me as a practice. In the new system, the ...
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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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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 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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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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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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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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Clicking on a link in Google Analytics shows me data for the link without the / at the end, which is incorrect

Whenever I click on a link in G Analytics, it automatically redirects to show me the stats for the link without the obligatory / at the end. Which means it shows me almost nothing, since I have ...
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Matrix URL vs query string URL

Matrix URL is a way to pass data in URL to the program, it's like a query string, but a bit nicer. Matrix URL notation is an idea first introduced in a 1996 proposal by the founder of the web, ...
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How bad is forgetting all old URLs when redesigning a site?

I got to redesign a website for a very popular furniture and appliances company in my country. Currently this site receives around 100k organic traffic per month and 75% for home page. There are ...
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Updating address bar with new URL on local .html file

I'm having an html file somewhere placed on my computer for example file:///C:/Users/index.html Is it possible to manipulate that URL (using code inside that file) in a Browser which opened the file? ...
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How does Google Chrome determine URL patterns for Site Search?

I have recently started monitoring my site jujubuy.com on Google Webmasters Tools. I have added codes to generate JSON-LD based structured data for Sitelinks Searchbox. I've supplied correct URL ...
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SEO friendly URL and site structure for an anagram site?

Quoting Googles Doorway pages guidelines: Substantially similar pages that are closer to search results than a clearly defined, browseable hierarchy In case of a site such as Anagram solver - A ...
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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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SEO tips for blog posts 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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Why are redirected URLs displayed in SERP?

I use a permalink redirect mode for affiliate links. Something similar to www.example.com/out/google → this will 302 redirect to google.com. All these redirected URLs display in search using the ...
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Rewrite rule is causing a redirect to another host and port rather than showing the content at the current URL

I have a web application working on: next3.info:83 I want to go there with weburen.next3.nl so I used this code: RewriteEngine on RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} =weburen.next3.nl RewriteCond %{SERVER_PORT}...
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Is the discussionUrl for a page with Disqus comments the page the comments are embedded on?

When it comes to the Schema.org property discussionUrl, Schema.org says that the discussionUrl should be: A link to the page containing the comments of the CreativeWork. My question is, is Disqus ...
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Query strings showing in SERPs

One of our sites got hacked, we believe we have resolved this issue, but when doing a site:example.com in Google, we are still seeing query strings like: example.com/?black-book-subtitles. Could it ...
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a “marked as fixed” equivalent in Bing Webmaster tools

In GWT, in the report of pages producing error statuses (crawl errors), there is an option to label up to 1000 pages per day as "fixed" via the "marked as fixed" button. I want to do this in Bing ...
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127.0.0.1 as referrer url

I have written some code to my website that shows some information about online users to admin user. one of these information was the host of referrer url of the user. I saw some 127.0.0.1 in the ...
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Do inbound links pass link juice up the url hierarchy?

Our site is very regional, so we focus all of our seo efforts on each of these region landing pages. For Example: domain.com/toys/us/ca/san-francisco We added an informational page (ex. reviews) and ...
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Could BingBot's case-insensitive url handling of my js files impact SEO?

BingBot loaded the root of my page, and the included JS. The JS url contains base64-encoded binary data, because hex was unnecessarily long. Singe BingBot requests all url's in lowercase, the base64 ...
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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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In Google Analytics how do you track page stats over a time period when your pages changed URLs?

we recently revamped about 90 pages on our website. MAJOR changes to increase conversions and user retention. We also redirected the pages to better search engine friendly (SEF) URLs. In Google ...
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Apache, Rewrite Rule and Directories

I'm using the current virtual host: <VirtualHost *:80> ServerAdmin webmaster@mysite ServerName example.co.uk ServerAlias www.example.co.uk DocumentRoot /home/example.co.uk/...
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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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Page Rank: Is it okay for /general-content/ to also have all the content that is on /general-content/specific-content/?

I'm building some pages with before-and-after photo galleries on them, and I'm trying to figure out the best site structure that would yield the highest ranked pages. There is a page called /before-...