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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Url registrations [closed]

I have a company logo trademarked as "Door" I have the company name as "Door Pty Ltd" I couldn't register the domain Door.com.au but have "Dooropens.com.au" Now this is where the plot thickens I ...
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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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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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Form action Linking to Non-existent File [migrated]

I'm taking over a project with very little documentation. Landing on the website provides the user with a log in HTML form with the following <form class="login-form" action="check" method="post"...
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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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URL Link Title on Google Search

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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