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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 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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How can I tell if a redirect is still externally linked?

I renamed some of my pages (for consistency), and put this into my .htaccess file: Redirect permanent /old/name https://mysite/new/name It's been a while now, and I'd like to delete that ...
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Weird /'http URL pattern leading to many 404s

I got very weird 404s from the Google Search Console. It shows me some kind of URL mix up and I cannot pinpoint where this pattern comes from. It is a WordPress installation. https://example.com/...
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Making the contents of a Sub Directory appear more prominent

Lets assume that you own a number of zines or small blogs that are all different in theme, and all rest on seperate domains: http://example-one.com . http://example-two.com . http://example-three.com ...
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URL Character Counting - Where to start counting?

I'm rewriting URLs for a website, I know it could affect SEO, but I've no choice but to rewrite them, and 301 redirect the old ones to their new URLs. I want to try to keep the new URLs short and to ...
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Redirecting URL with & without query string?

If I setup a 301 redirect for the first URL path below will that also redirect all the paths below that contain a query string? For example: /6-light-oval-chandelier-espresso?pp=0&epik=...
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Which second separator to use in URL?

I'm already using - as a separator in my URLs, for some reasons I need to add a second one. According to RFC 3986 I can use ., _ and ~. I also have seen some sites using + as a separator. I'm ...
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Finding URLs that redirect to a given website

Is there any way to find all URLs that (permanently) redirect to a given website? E.g. www.ubercab.com redirects to www.uber.com. So I'd want a way to determine that www.ubercab.com redirects without ...
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URLs: Should I use hyphens, underscores or plus symbols?

Which is better for search engines? example.com/my_cool_page.html example.com/my-cool-page.html example.com/my+cool+page.html
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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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If i cancel my AdSense account will it also affect my youtube videos for monetizing

I moved to Netherland from Norway i want to change my bank account and all my adres from Norway to Netherland. So, my question is that if I cancel my AdSense account and if I make a new account is ...
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Remove old version of the site from Google index

I had a website with a few static pages and hundreds of products, it was indexed for quite a long time. A little while ago I've launched a brand new version of this site. The structure is the same, ...
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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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Will having an ID at the start of the URL path hurt SEO?

I'm currently in the process of developing a website for a client, and we're having disagreement on the url format for the site. I am recommending he do a format such as this: example.com/brand/<...
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Redirect domain name to a specific page

I have theses domain names installed: Main domain name: www.example.com Others domains: www.example.org www.example.fr www.animals.example I first made a rule on my .htaccess to redirect all ...
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Is it problematic to include both decoded and encoded versions of the same directives in robots.txt?

This question is a follow up to this one: Should one hide RTL encoded URLs in robots.txt or not? Is it problematic to include both decoded and encoded versions of the same directives in robots.txt, ...
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Should I submit https:// and http:// in Google Search Console both with and without the www?

In my site I'm redirecting everything (http://, http://www., https://) to https://www.example.com. Google webmaster tools says: Make sure you add both "www" and "non-www" versions for your site. Also,...
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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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Can canonical tags be used to make a single page rank for multiple keywords?

I have a website about 'Virtualization' and I want to rank for 'Virtualization, Desktop Virtualization, Server Virtualization and Network virtualization' keywords. I wrote a long article about these ...
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Optimizing for Same Keyword in 2 Different Regions (US & Canada) - Yes or No?

Background: The same company is operating in 2 regions (US & CANADA). The language is fairly similar except for slight content differences, however, the primary keyword is the same, after ...
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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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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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With respect to SEO, is it preferred to use hyphen instead of period in the URL?

I have a complex class on my server side, for example class Car has Properties Make and Model. There is a form that user can fill (Make and Model are input textboxes), then I pass all these inputs as ...
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Why are URLs with my domain name at the end showing up in analytics?

I have a multi-language WordPress site that has been live since the last 3 months and today when I checked Analytics, I saw a lot of weird URLs: /menswear-fashion-autumn-winter-2013-2014/www.domain....
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Apache: using mod_ext_filter to output html from custom program

I'm a little stumped. I have a DOS executable that I want to eventually run in my linux apache server. Research has led me to believe using the mod_ext_filter module is my best bet. I decided to ...
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I can't run 2 or more url rewriting rules at once

I was trying to shorten the URL more, but I was removing .php file extension from the URLs using URL rewriting too. I can't run both at the same time. Removing the extensions and trying to shorten ...
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How to point my domain to a my server's IP address and configure it to show my website? [duplicate]

I'm doing website on the Linux server (still learning) And I have on 1 IP address to host many web sites. I will have them separately. For example 104.000.0.000:203 for one website and 104.000.0.000:...
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Informing Google of URL Structure Change

I have a website and the URLS were constructed like so: /index.php/Topic /index.php/AnotherTopic These were indexed in google and search results returned that pointed to these. However, I've ...
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google search console url inspection live test multiple urls

Is it possible to live test multiple URLs instead of manually submit each url and click the "live test" button in the Google Search Console -> URL Inspection tool?
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Google Search Console says “submitted URL blocked by robots.txt” even though there is no robots.txt file

Today I got a email notice from Google that there were search problems with my site. I logged into Google Search Console. It shows that 1 file was being blocked by robots.txt, and has been for ...
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Should I use Canonical Tag ? I have replaced underscore by hyphen in url

I have created a website in codeigniter. Some urls have underscore eg:demo.com/heritagehome_cochin . so I replaced underscore with hyphen for seo friendy URL by changing routes.php file. My doubt is ...
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Using IIS URL Rewrite module instead of Global.asax for complex redirect rules

We have a legacy ASP.NET website in which complex redirect rules are coded in Global.asax. Actually this logic processes requests with several optional or variable parts like {http|https}://[www.]...
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How to redirect an URL properly using PHP taking SEO into consideration?

Explanation of the problem I want to redirect each page from a non-friendly url to a friendlier one. I've already achieved that using mod_rewrite in an .htaccess file that does send every visitor ...
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How to change the structure of my URLs along with the Sitemap for a live website?

I am changing my website's URL to improve the SEO. The current sitemap contains URLs like this: mysite/browse/1 /* 1 is the ID for fashion */ mysite/browse/2 /* 2 is the ID for real estate */ ...
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Should I change the URLs in the XML sitemap after 301 redirecting them?

I am using 301 redirects for all URLs. Should I change sitemap URLs now? The sitemap currently contains the following URLs: example.com/cat/1.html example.com/cat/2.html example.com/cat/3.html ...
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Forwarding domain with masking doesn't work on smartphones, but redirecting shows IP address in address bar

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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Does DNS works for 2 URLs which are pointed to 2 different ports

I do have a Qlik Nprinting application in Azure VM which has 2 web portals running on different ports. In our project, we have configured port numbers for web portals to 443 and 8443. URLs to access ...
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Does it make a difference if your URL path ends in a trailing slash or not?

Does it make any difference to SEO ratings what-so-ever if your url has a trailing slash: http://www.example.com/some/slug/paths/ as opposed to one that does not: http://www.example.com/some/slug/...
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Do search engines understand/follow “buttons” that modify the history, for a SPA application?

Well our website has a very minimal content of itself. It is basically an overview of organizations and an event calendar. Almost all data is "hidden" through dynamic content, and to greatly improve ...
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How I can removie html extensions [duplicate]

I'm new at web development, I have a question, Thank you all for your answers. I made a website with HTML5 and CSS, I Published my website on my website host using FTP (FileZilla Client), But when I ...
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Why are the same two web pages appearing on the first page of Google's SERP?

While searching in google.co.in for the keyword term "USA Boxing News", I found the same two web pages are showing on the first page of results. One result shows the IP address of the website, and the ...
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Port numbers appearing in the URLs on my development site under Apache and Python

I've built a static site. Locally, when I serve the content with python -m SimpleHTTPServer everything behaves normally, but when I copy the HTML onto the server and browse the site at the server's ...
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2 URLs pointing to one website with a unique canonical URL

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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File Management For SEO URIs

I'm designing the architecture for a new public-facing site. For the most part I do internal systems where URI structure isn't as important (in terms of SEO etc.). This is my usual project setup: |-...
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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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Pagination without pagination URLs - is it bad for SEO?

I've read a few articles about pagination pitfalls but none really describe my situation. I have a products page rendered with ReactJS with about 300 products and pagination (I am also using server-...