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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Call image URL through own domain(IP) to anonymize visitor IP [closed]

The call of external image urls has to be anonymized and the idea was to serve it by own domain instead a direct call of external domain. The URL call somehow like here //domain.com/?https://...
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URL structure with 3 subcategories

I have 1 main category and 1 subcategory and 1 additional "topic" or "area": main categories: news, interview, tutorial subcategories e.g. for news: shopping, entertainment, politics, sport ...
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Which special characters are safe to use in url?

Which special characters are safe to use in url?
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SEO advantages of having content in a WordPress subpage?

I'm creating a WordPress-Website for a massage parlor. The website is in German (I'm from Switzerland). I decided to not have a hub page for "services" but have the two main service "categories" ...
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Block URL in bing still showing up in search results

I am trying to block a url from showing up in search results. I am the webmaster for the site, and the content has been deleted, I have used the block URL link 2 days ago and it is still showing up. ...
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AdSense not showing ads because links from Facebook add a query parameter

If I post a profile of a user from my website on Facebook, Facebook always adds a query parameter. That is OK, but AdSense thinks every new query parameter is a new page and needs to crawl it ...
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SEO tips on changing blog 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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Is it a good or a bad SEO practice to create a same URL with different directory?

We have a website with many different modules. Currently we are trying to implement the "Related Questions" SERP Feature for our FAQs page. Eg: There are two pages example.com/xyzservice.htm & ...
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Is it possible to mask a URL? [duplicate]

When a user goes to the site and request the following page: myworld.com/blog is it possible to deliver the contents from /blog/ from a different server which is the physical location for blog.myworld....
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How can I ensure that Google finds and indexes dynamically created URLs for user generated content?

I have blog site and I generate different URLs for each post like, example.com/p/14324123512 example.com/p/53452313212 How does Google find these variable URLs and index them? If google cant find it,...
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URL SEO /id/slug VS. /slug-id [duplicate]

Where to put unique ID in URL of a database-driven website for best SEO? In short, I was wondering about which is best for good SEO? https://example.com/articles/{id}/{slug} https://example.com/...
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I am looking for a way to set noindex tags on all the string filters parameters

I don't want to use robots.txt for this. Any PHP code or any .http access lines will work like a charm. Now I show you what types of urls I want to eradicate. https://www.example.com/search-gadgets/?...
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Home page title updated to fix a misspelling but Google still has the error

So recently I found that there was a misspelling on the URL title for my business in the google search and I fixed it within WordPress but it has updated on google yet, there is still that error. Does ...
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Compare two different URL directories in Google Analytics [closed]

I want to pull out 2 directories only in Google Analytics to compare them. Can we do that? What is the proper code? | Source / Medium | Matching RegEx | ^(bing / cpc | adcenter / cpc)$ This does ...
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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 add trailing slashes to links in my pages from .htaccess in addition to the redirects I've implemented?

I've recently appended the trailing slash at the end of the URL by using this .htaccess code: #add trailing slashes RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} !(.*)/$ RewriteRule ^...
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How to use the same base url prefix for category and product pages in Woocommerce?

I checked out this article https://docs.woocommerce.com/document/removing-product-product-category-or-shop-from-the-urls/ which explains that it is not good to remove the product and category bases ...
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Do subdirectory URLs need to work for SEO if there are other URLs within that subdirectory? Does time of indexing subdirectory matter in search result

I have a website where I built a sub-folder structure on my links, like this: /category/city/postname Does it matter if /category/city doesn't have a page, even if there is no link to it on the ...
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Company name change and new URL - Google showing old company name in result title

I have posted this question on a Google Webmasters forum with no luck. I also called Google and spoke with a rep with no luck. Here is our problem. Overview Website launch for a client about a year ...
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Should my URLs be lowercase?

According to Understanding SEO Friendly URL Syntax Practices I should change http://example.com/Hello-Dolly To http://example.com/hello-dolly The reasons given are: URLs, in general, are ...
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Have Google index different languages at the same URL instead of just the default (English)

I have a multilingual PHP site. I have set English as the default language. The language changes automatically according to the browser settings. If it is French, the site will be seen in French. ...
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Two Equivalent Percent-encoded URLs, Google selects One as Canonical?

I have the following two URL's (Please note that URL 1 contains comma, while URL 2 contains encoded %2C): https://example.com/hotels_page/Cleveland,%20OH,%20USA/Safe%20Hotels%20near%20University%...
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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 worth handling SEO friendly URLs that might change over time? Or should I use generic ones that will not change?

I will use SEO friendly URL slugs for my website pages. But I would like to know how far should I go down this road. My specific question is about whether I should be choosing SEO friendly URL's ...
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Which of these URL is better for SEO? [duplicate]

I am trying to restructure our website that is focus on Healthcare and could you please help me which of these two decisions for URL is better for SEO ? we present best providers for any healthcare ...
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What to do to recover after deploying a new shopping cart / site and Google smacks you?

I recently deployed a reworked online store that was previously built with a system that suddenly went out of business. It was a rush and I ended up with new URLs for all products with even some ...
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Does having the trailing slashes after the end of the urls affect the rank? [duplicate]

Recently I have set up trailing slashes into all my urls. I'm redirecting all the plain urls to the slash one, So I wanna know if sudden change have an affect over the Google ranking. Will Google try ...
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Handling extended Latin characters in URLs correctly with PHP and percent-encoding

I am currently tying myself up in knots over URL percent-encoding of extended Latin characters. Step 1 of 4 I have the following URL: https://example.com/fußgängerbrücke/ The offline folder name (...
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Will it hurt SEO to redirect a friendly alternate domain for marketing?

A client has a really long hyphenated domain. I can't do anything about this. Although we are looking at new domains too, if that is a better solution. Need a friendly URL for marketing, for ...
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Should extended Latin characters in urls (ü, ö, etc.) be percent-encoded as standard?

I'm putting together an English language site which contains its own German translation (don't worry, I've lived in Germany and I have a degree in Germanic and Slavonic Studies, it's proper German...)....
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When translating a site into multiple languages, can we redirect our original language URLs to include the language identifier and maintain SEO?

We're in the process of localising our website into FR, DE and ES. As part of the current design, all URLs in the website will include the locale e.g. example.com/fr or example.com/es. Our developer ...
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Do URL parameters create different URLs from Google's SEO perspective?

I have the following 4 URLs. Are all these the same URL or different URLs from Google's SEO perspective? (Having a different query string makes it another URL?) https://www.example.com/buy-web-...
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Redirect 301 issue with URLs containing question marks [duplicate]

I'm trying to do some basic point to point redirects using 301 redirect 301 with a .htaccess. All is going well but there is one type of URL that is not happy. I'm trying to go from: http://www....
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How do we stop Google Bot from crawling the paginated pages? [duplicate]

I just don't want to index paginated pages in the search result. I see there are already some pages like this one www.example.com/page/18/ being indexed. Maybe I can try setting a canonical Url but ...
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Adding IDs to urls to open up namespace - SEO considerations?

I'm working with a site that has millions of pages along the lines of: domain.com/entity/John_Smith domain.com/entity/Google domain.com/entity/HTML One of the problems is that particularly for ...
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Non-existent subdirectories of index.php do not return “404 not found”

My website usually correctly returns 404 not found errors if I enter names of documents or folders that do not exist. However, I have recently noticed something strange. The homepage of my website is ...
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Please I want to Restructure this php URL to SEO friendly URL [duplicate]

I have this is the listing page: <div class="group"><a href="/category?id=<?php echo $data->slug;?>"><?php echo $data->title; ?></a></div> I have this https:/...
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What link structure should i use for subdomains with same page names and similar content?

I'm taking over a website of a construction company that has multiple franchise locations. Their site is currently setup as the city name of the franchise as the subdomain. example: seattle.domain....
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Multilanguage site - best link scheme for SEO [duplicate]

Using Wordpress, Yoast and WPML. Which method of URL scheme is the best for SEO purposes? siteurl.com/de or siteurl.com/?lang=de? And why?
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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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Change the product URL to a directory and drop the PHP to put articles about the product within its URL structure?

I have a product with url http://example.com/category/product.php. In short will come some blog articles, having urls like http://example.com/category/product/article1/, http://example.com/...
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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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What does WWW do?

To be clear: I am not asking whether or not I should use www in my url, or what the pros and cons are, that topic is well covered. I also wasn't sure if this was a Stack Overflow, Server Fault, or ...
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AWstats reports URLs appended to other canonical URLs, why?

I've been running a site for a while now and my AWstats page is starting to present pages with... some sort of endless stream of references to pages. It's a bit bizarre, I'm not sure what's happened.
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Does adding a canonical URL affect underlying (subdirectory) URLs?

I am uncertain about a certain change. We have the following structure. Domain: ranks for keyword X /main-category (has strong relation to domain name itself and possibly cannibalizes the man domain ...
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How redirect directly to the final domain URL rather than a chain through variations of `www` and `https`?

When I type example.com in the URL it first redirects to http://example.com then to https://example.com and finally to the https://www.example.com (the original address). Why doesn't it straight away ...
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Would Google accept a text sitemap if the URL had a .php extension?

Google accepts a sitemap as .txt file with a list of URLs separated each by a newline. Would Google also allow the same text file format with a .php? Ie.mysitemap.php instead of mysitemap.txt?
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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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Will lengthening our URLs change how Googlebot crawls our site?

Currently we are using URL fetched from main title of article (55 characters). We are planning to increase title of article up to 100 characters which tends to increase length of URL to 100+. Will ...
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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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