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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Optimised URL structure for e-commerce product pages

I am reviewing the URL structure of our marketplace, especially for the product pages (we have around 10,000 product pages). Current format (includes ID for both artist and artwork name): https://www....
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Submitting a 301 Redirect to Google

For the SEO experts: A long time ago, I created a website with some pages that used underscores instead of hyphens to separate words (e.g., "page_1.html"). I understand now that Google likes ...
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Can a SEO friendly URL contain a UUID? [duplicate]

I have a website with URLs that look like this : http://my-website.com/event/1b3f7e3d-5db2-4dc6-b8f5-e8a0d7e1b572/details/the-title-of-the-event The long ID (1b3f7e3d-5...) being unique and used to ...
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SEO friendly URL for items which belongs to multiple categories

I have a website with trainings, which belong to certain categories. So naturally I'd like to organize my website URLs in this way: example.com/trainings/{category name}/{training name} for example ...
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Is there a term for URL 'autocorrect' redirection?

I stumbled upon the fact that my website can 'autocorrect' URLs, when they are close enough to an actual URL: E.g. https://example.com/widgets/metric-time.htm Can also be reached by: https://example....
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Errant URLs from an acquired site

I recently acquired a website for an ecommerce company that I am now running, and am trying to get it up to snuff for SEO. It was previously a WordPress site but is now hosted on Shopify. I'm in the ...
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Multi language website, ID based URLs, and SEO

In a multi language website, can we use different product IDs for different language versions of the site? Will it affect SEO or not? For example: English: www.example.com/en/personal-care/nivea-123 ...
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Does noindex for subpages affect the whole domain?

I want to share the unreviewed version of my future website with a few people on an URL like this: example.com/hidden-unreviewed-version I would apply noindex on it and all its subpages to hide them ...
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I've changed the URL and lost my top search result position in Google - would it help to revert the changes?

I've changed my top-ranking page to a simpler URL on the same domain with a 301 / permanent redirect, and changed sitemap and internal links accordingly. A couple of days later Google crawled the site,...
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What does "Disallow: /*URL" and "Disallow: /*.htmlURL" mean?

In the robots.txt file, under User-agent: * User-agent: Googlebot # disallow the following specific files there are the following lines. I don't understand the two Disallow lines: Allow: /*.html ...
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Having city specific pages with same content, bad for SEO?

Let's say we want to create a web app (such as a salary calculator) and we want to optimize it for different states and cities. Basically, the content (some text and the calculation form) is almost ...
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Optimizing URL Parameters for Google Search

My website isn't ranking great on Google, so I've been going through pages to see what I can optimize. I've come across one section of the website where there are 5 pages, but the url is dynamically ...
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When doing URL forwarding from my custom domain from registrar to GitHub, mobile view doesn't work and gives tablet view instead

I have a website set up so that my custom domain forwards to my GitHub pages website. I set this so that it's easier to host static websites. When I view my website through custom domain on mobile ...
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Best SEO sensible way of forwarding user when clicking an rel="shortlink"

I have a question. What would be the best SEO sensible method of forwarding a user when the shortlink is clicked? <link rel="shortlink" href="https://example.nl/&s=2415969336&...
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is www.abc or www.www.com a valid url? [closed]

I know www.abc.com is a valid URL but what about www.abc or even www.www.com?
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Removed AMP for WordPress Plugin and now "/amp" and "?nonamp=1" URLs have infinite self-redirect

Google Search Console(GSC) shows "Page with redirect" errors on my website. According to GSC, these posts are not indexed. That is fine. But look like the URLs with "/amp" and &...
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Are singular or plural categories in a blog better for SEO?

I am using the singular form of the categories for my niche site. "Oven" not "ovens." "Blender" not "blenders." Eg: www.example.com/blender/what-are-the-best-...
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Category in URL. Is it a good practise? [duplicate]

I am running a multi-category niche (just started. So I can do all the modifications). Lets say I have blender and oven categories. Currently my URL structure is set to like below {site name}/{post ...
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URL structure and singluar plural issue of a multi category niche site [duplicate]

I am running a multi-category niche (just started. So I can do all the modifications). Lets say I have blender and oven categories. Currently my URL structure is set to like below {site name}/{post ...
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Why isn't iframe designed to be able to load only a certain element of another website? [closed]

Reading the answers in iframe to Only Show a Certain Part of the Page, and given the fact that you can always hide and customize elements via the devtool, I have a hypothesis that the web (in general ...
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How do I do a basic multilingual site with worpress and use `/xx/` as the language separator?

I'm new to WordPress. I need to build a 3-page site in various languages. If it was not multilingual I'd use slugs pages (not posts) and publish like these for example: https://example.com/ ...
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Descriptive URL's from user generated content | Worth it? | How to handle in case of edit | Which of my ideas is good practise?

I am building a quiz site. User can create quizzes and choose a title for their quiz. I was thinking about using the title with the ID in the URL and here I have multiple ideas, which all have multple ...
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Shopping Page in Search Query

I originally wanted to do eccomerce for my website but I switched it to a service-based website, the site is now live but when I search on Google, the shop is showing up on the organic query(that wasn’...
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Redirecting URL from node/express server works locally but not when hosted on AWS

I have a particular situation where I need to temporarily redirect from an already hosted domain on AWS to a different URL altogether. Let me first describe my original setup: I've registered the ...
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How can I upload my files to a domain that I bought?

I secured domain on register.ca, and I have it in my account. How would I go about actually uploading my HTML & CSS files onto the website? Previously, I just used GitHub to host my sites, so I'm ...
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How to make my percent encoded URL work with the Google Rich Results Test without removing the question mark?

When I pass my URL to the Google Rich Results Test or in Google Search Console, the URL automatically changes. Here's an example: https://example.com/blog/Jak%20zainstalować%20WordPress%20na%20swoim%...
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What to do with unwanted URL parameters?

The majority of my pages do not use parameters. But users can always add them on. At the moment, I am ignoring most of them. I have started redirecting some of them to the home page. Bing has a few ...
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Removing .html Extension On URL Inside Of An MAMP Server

Below is the code that I'm using on a .htaccess page in order to get rid of the ".html" at the end of the URL. It works fine on all pages except for one. Would any of the code on that one ...
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Does the root domain hold more power then an inner page? [duplicate]

I am building a new site and I am just thinking out the structure of the whole site. It's is going to be a pretty big site with a lot of different content and I was wondering if the root domain is ...
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Today I observed a referral through a site Biztool.corp.google.com [duplicate]

Today I observed a referral at my site from biztool.corp.google.com Which was redirected to moma webpage Can Someone Please Explain If I should Block the Referral
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How to best create URLs for google and other search engines, using query parameters, or as hyphenated/nested URL paths?

I am torn on what is best here, I have read tons of blogs on the topic but haven't found a really clear solution/answer. Basically I am wondering one thing which has two implications: Does Google (or ...
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fixing Search Console index problems after submitting no subdomain or extension in canonical URLs and sitemap

I prefer clean URLs... so my internal links lack the .html or .php extension, and I'm omitting the www. subdomain. The links are resolved by .htaccess rules, and the browser shows example.com/my-page. ...
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Adding Parent Categories and keep current URLs without affecting SEO

I have a website that contains 200 categories with thousands of words in on every category page. Most of these category pages is where my traffic comes from, and have the following URL structure: ...
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Google Search only returns my WordPress site's URL to a blog page [duplicate]

I have a WordPress and only the blog page URL example.com/blog is being displayed by Google and not example.com/how-make-a-content-to-mobile How do I make the full link appear in Google Search and not ...
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Can Google show a simple list of URLs visited?

Is there a way for Google Analytics (v4) to show me a simple detail log of URLs visited? I don't want any aggregate data, just a simple HTTP log like the kind you'd get from NGINX or something like ...
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How to correct company website classification at the database level from companies like Sophos

A Corporate client using web blocker such as Sophos cannot access our company website. Blocker comes back and indicates our site is "Sex Education" however it is mental health education. I ...
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amp&iframe with URLs getting hits in GSC

I am seeing pages like this getting hits in GSC, can someone help me figure out what pages are these and how to remove them from GSC. https://www.example.com/resume/examples/data-systems-...
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How to place manual ads of Google Adsense in the pages where URL is dynamically changing?

I have a url like www.example.com/test/aYnThInG Where last part is a random string,it is creating randomly. In this page I have placed manual Google Adsense ads. When we open this url instantly after ...
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CDN changes URLs to cdn.example.com

I am testing a CDN. All the website URLs are being changed from www.example.com to cdn.example.com and this will lead to a SEO drop. I have followed the procedure and asked the support service, with ...
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What is best for an URL: upper case or only lower case

At this time we have URLs formed with upper cases like this: mywebsite.com/us/Fine-Art/ And we want to add artist names like Van Gogh, so is the best for SEO to continue with a mixed of upper case ...
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Is it risky for SEO to change URLs with 301 redirects? [duplicate]

Our company has URLs that are well ranked which is vital for us. But we need to change all the structure of thousands of URLs and I am afraid of a negative impact on our natural indexing and ranking ...
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Does it matter for SEO whether URLs are human-readable?

In terms of a site's SEO, is the following format best: https://www.example.com/query/who-is-the-hippo-in-Moon-Knight Or can a website do just as well SEO-wise if it has URLs like this? https://www....
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Bing randomly adds MSCLKID parameter to links in SERPs

When searching Bing recently, I noticed, that links to my websites get automatically appended MSCLKID parameter whichs turned out to be some id for analytics or ads-tracking. This resulted in 400 (Bad ...
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Google is indexing the root domain rather than the language subdirectory where it redirects

I have a multi language website for my company. my language routing goes like example.com/[language]. I have 2 languages, and my URLs are example.com/tr,example.com/en, and example.com/ redirects to ...
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What's wrong with Bing bot Index?

I'm facing serious issues with Bing since last year. To start, most organic traffic of my website came from Bing when compared to others search engines. I wouldn't make a fuss if the situation was ...
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[] vs %5B%5D in URLs

A question. Is there any difference that any of you know of in using %5B%5D vs [] in a URL for params? Current: https://www.example.se?location_ids%5B%5D=123&location_ids%5B%5D=234 Vs. Other: ...
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Which url structure is recommended SEO practice, or that does not matter much nowdays? [duplicate]

Which is recommended approach to categorize and form URL structure nowadays? Should we do it by template type, or skip that part, and go directly for slugs, or split URLs in to deep structure? Here ...
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Is better to use URL from single pages OR URL from WooCommerce categories?

I have an eshop which I'm trying to improve my SEO. My MENU links are links from Woocommerce categories. I haven't single pages in WordPress for my product categories. So I am wondering if its better ...
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Which url structure should I choose for seo? [duplicate]

I am preparing a site that offers a variety of information in a particular area, i've searched here and on many seo sites, but I've always gotten different answers. I'm undecided about the url. For ...
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After changing URLs, how do I clear the old URLs out of Google Search Console?

I've recently changed the url structure of my site for SEO purposes from... example.com/this_is_the_page ...to... example.com/this-is-the-page The sitemap.xml is up to date and Google Search Console ...
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