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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UUID or SLUG first in the url for better ranking? Does it change with canonicals?

I'm faced with a decision with creating my paths and not sure which would have the best ranking approach. example.com/product/[slug]-[uuid] example.com/product/[uuid]-[slug] example.com/product/[slug]...
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Switching from single to multi language website - indexing problem and lost rank

I have a website which used to be to available in a single language website: French. We wanted to purpose our product in other language (English, Portuguese, Spanish, etc.) First, we have changed the ...
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Is placing the folder after the page in the URL better for SEO?

I read on https://moz.com/learn/seo/url that google prioritizes the folder over the path/page. Which wold mean that a url such as: coffeeshop.example/*home-brew-coffee*/**types** would perform better ...
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How to remove all .html extensions from all pages of site running under Apache?

On a shared hosting environment based on CentOS-Bash, Apache (with Nginx as a "reverse proxy"), PHP and MySQL I host a MediaWiki website. Normally, no webpage has a .html extension. I have ...
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SEO - Google select a another domain at canonical url

I have a problem with my domain for selected canonical url by google. I have a vps for my website with apache. I created a redirect for website ip, but some domains have my ip in DNS and redirect to ...
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Should I change the AMP url? (when updating the url for the page itself?)

Let's say I have a page under www.example.com/some/path, and its AMP version is under www.example.com/some/path/amp. If I change the path of the page, let's say to www.example.com/other/path, should I ...
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Is it possible to check the case on Apache redirects or aliases?

I have a big website (15,000 pages) with a log list of redirects (about 800) that have been used in marketing pieces for years. My Apache server has been running mod_rewrite for the past 10 years or ...
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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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What are clean URLs — What makes a URL clean?

There is this terminology of "clean"/"short"/pretty" URLs. What makes a URL this way? Is it the lack of a Cname value such as www.? Is it the lack of query string variables ...
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A safe way to internationalize a site [duplicate]

I'm about to add another (second) language to a site. I considered a number of options: Top level domains/subdomains/path. The first option seems to be rather for multi-regional sites, which is not ...
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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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Will adding parameters to URLs with JavaScript to pass information to Google Analytics affect SEO?

I have written some simple js/php that adds WordPress taxonomies and categories of posts to the urls of blog posts so that we can search in google analytics which posts with matching taxonomies are ...
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What are the differences between a regular HTTP web server and a REST server?

I am learning about REST services and from what I understood until now the only difference is the language of the file that is outputted by the script that runs as a backend. Can a regular web server ...
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How to redirect / convert any URL to lowercase?

I am using: <IfModule mod_rewrite.c> Options +FollowSymLinks RewriteEngine On RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^example\.com [NC] RewriteRule (.*) http://example.com/$1 [L,R=301] </...
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Swapping Primary URLs between two sites

We have two sites and need to swap the primary URLs. URLone.com is a landing page that links to URLtwo.com, which is a full website. We now want the Full website to have URLone.com as it's primary URL,...
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Using sub_filter command in Nginx by specifying its starting values

Seems like an odd request but I'm wondering if it's possible to alter values in nginx just by specifying several of its values. I've proxied my business website through nginx so I can have different ...
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Redirect in .htaccess when page numbers are both in a query parameter and in the path

My blog is creating duplicate pagination, and Google understands this as duplicate content. How to 301 redirect pagination as in the following examples? https://example.com/page/33?page=34 to: https:/...
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Is a category based directory recommended in URLs?

From an SEO point of view, which of the two options are recommended? www.example.com/cell-phones-reviews/samsung-galaxy/ or www.example.com/samsung-galaxy-review/ I guess the keyword string in this ...
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Can I use asterisks in URLs?

Are there any reasons I shouldn't use an asterisk (*) in a URL? Background: With asterisks, I could provide these nice and user friendly (or what do you think??) URLs: example.com/some/folder/...
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How to change setup URL of pages to end with / [closed]

I thought that example.com/about/ would serve index.html located in a directory called about, but if I change the address of the website to example.com/about/index.html, that page doesn't exist. I ...
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SEO: best way to deal with short lifetime URLs?

I am currently in the process of redesigning a job advert site and am trying to put a lot more effort into my SEO. My question is how should I deal with the URLs that point to job adverts when the ...
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SEO friendly best practice for putting id and title in different language

I know there are very similar questions like this, but I didn't find the best answerer. I have url like site.com/:id1/:id2/:id3 For having best result in SEO, someone told its better to put titles in ...
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nginx https ip address to domain redirect

My website is pretty messed up: it shows up as an IP address in the google search results (https). I want to redirect this to my domain, but when I couldn't figure out how to redirect https to my ...
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Is it OK for SEO to keep same URLs on new site without redirecting even though the site was down for a while?

Is it OK to keep the exact URL from my old site into my brand new site without redirecting? Those pages had a 404 while the site was under construction. I really not sure what's the best way. I only ...
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How can I find and remove WordPress malware resulting in URLs with this styling: / top:0; left:-9999px

I'm breaking my head for 2 days with this one, and would appreciate some extra thoughts. These links are found in wp-content/cache/wp-rocket .html files only, while they are not present on the actual ...
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Keyword in URLs vs. short URLs

My website is all about long holidays. This brings me to the following dilemma: is it better to have "long-holidays" in nearly all URLs of the website or not, given that it will make the ...
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Can't access the website which is on and working with only one device (PC) [closed]

Around 2 weeks ago I suddenly became unable to use my university's classroom website from my PC. My PC is the only device having problem, I can freely access it from my phone or laptop. Website url is,...
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Google Analytics showing named URL for every page except the home page which only shows a forward slash

My main homepage URL in analytics does not have a name and is just showing as a '/': Every other page on the site is has a name following the '/' for example '/sign-gallery. I am worried that my site ...
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Recovery from URL structure change?

in July this year, we have changed the URL structure of the website from: Post: example.com/blog/post/986/dance/heart-beats-dance-video-by-chinatsu/ Category: example.com/blog/index/cosplay/ to ...
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Is it necessary or worth to use post id in url structure? [duplicate]

Im using wordpress . I have seen many websites that use combination of numerical id and slug (postname) on their URL Structures ( hybrid URL ) : site.com/id/post-name and similar structure for their ...
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SEO-friendly way to pass multiple values in a URL parameter

What is the correct/recommended way from a SEO point of view to pass multiple parameter values for a single key in a URL. e.g. my online store sells the watches that I'd like filtering using facets ...
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What is the effect of Enhancing the content and Change URL auto 301 redirect in WordPress

I have some articles that ranked on the first page but with a long URL and Title and need to reformat with the same content but organize the post structure and may need to get steps up and move others ...
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Is it OK for SEO to use a number for the URL path rather than a slug of ugly percent encode international characters that don't redirect properly?

I’m using WordPress with RTL|UTF8|Persian content. When I use the example.com/post-name permalink structure, I have two problems: When I change the post URLs, it creates redirect problems. (I don't ...
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Is inconsistent URL structure bad for SEO?

I work for a site and I don't know why the content team did this, but here is an example: example.com/food/italian is a page that contains links to Italian recipes, such as: example.com/italian-food/...
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My website doesn't provide 404 errors

My website doesn't provide 404 errors. If you were to type in: clientsforcounsellors.com/dlkforiereg or pretty much any gibberish page that doesn't exist, you'd be redirected to my home page. Why ...
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How best to perform 4 million 301 jpeg URL redirects to content based addressing on nginx?

I certainly don't want to list 4 million redirects in my nginx config files... what's the best practice with a large number of redirects like this? They'd be permanent as well as the old links live ...
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Two subages on one website with almost identical content

I'm creating a website that is comparing stuff, let's say it compares programming languages for the sake of explaining my question. I'm building a structure where the url/slug will contain the two ...
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Repeating keyword twice in a URL effects SEO or not? [duplicate]

What will be the correct format for my URL (Here, I am trying to target the keyword 'abcxyz'): www.abcxyz.com/abc-xyz.php/................... www.abcxyz.com/custom-abc-xyz.php/............ Please ...
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Forward domain to a specific port and IP while using the forwarded domain in the URL

I have 2 domains. One is hosted with google domains and the other with Namecheap. I don't really care which one I use as the primary or if I even end up using 2 for my purposes. I would like to be ...
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Why is “www.example.com” different from “example.com”?

In any browser if I use www.example.com or just example.com the web page is correctly retrieved, but I am having trouble with Google Analytics and Facebook App. Facebook: To be able to get Likes, I ...
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Is example1.example.com called multiple domain or subdomain?

I have these sites, example1.example.com, example2.example.com, ... etc. I was wondering what is the proper term for that? I heard multi-domain, and subdomain being used. Are they interchangeable, if ...
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Should query string parameter values in a URI have single quotes around them?

I'm passing variables through the URI string, like this: example.com?a=first&b=second Everything works as intended, but when I pass the source code through the W3 validator, it's flagging them ...
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Redirecting bare domain to www doesn't when specifying http/https scheme

I've recently uploaded a website on a domain via Firebase hosting. Using the domain registrar (NameCheap) I've also applied a 301 redirect rule (via NameCheap. It's called "URL redirect record&...
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Is a URL with querystring SEO friendly? [duplicate]

I have developed a CMS that works with ID in urls. http://example.com/content/?id=10 My customers asked me to add keywords in URLs to be seo firendly. I am not sure if there is a certain definition ...
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Which special characters are safe and unreserved to use in the complete URL?

After reading these answers and some Googling I couldn't find a precise answer. RFC states that these characters are unreserved "-" | "_" | "." | "!" | "~&...
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How to hide website's real address

I'm building a website for public use. It's a sharing website - everyone is allowed to download specific content, but I want to make sure nobody knows where all the files are kept, so I've decided ...
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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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Need two pages with different URL inside Required Step for GA Goal

Have a funnel starting with an A/B test through Google Optimize. Actually I have a redirect test because I'm testing two pages that already exist. Because of that I need a GA Goal set as a funnel, ...
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Separate URLs on tabbed content - good or bad for SEO?

I am building a site that lists shops. Each shop page has two tabs: shop info and reviews. It's one page, with jQuery hiding/showing the right portion of the content. From a purely SEO point of view, ...
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Can a webpage differ in content if 'http' is changed to 'https' or if 'www.' is added after 'http://' (or 'https://')?

When I use the Python package newspaper3k package and run the code import newspaper paper = newspaper.build('http://abcnews.com', memoize_articles=False) for url in paper.article_urls(): print(url)...

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