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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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What canonical URL should be used for sub-pages? The sub-page itself, the home page,or something else?

I was wondering what canonical url to use for my site's pages other than the home page. For example, if I have https://example.com/page-1, which should I use: https://example.com/page-1 https://...
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Is it ok to have a Child Category appear in multiple Parent Categories?

I am currrently looking at creating the following URL: www.example.com/floral-canvas-prints/daffodils This is pretty self explanatory. A user would expect the above URL to take them to a product ...
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Do search engines have a preference to URL structures, when dealing with product variants?

Lets say, I have an 'Abstract Daffodil' painting. As such, the product would fit into both of the following Product Category URLs: www.example.com/floral-canvas/daffodils www.example.com/floral-...
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Using friendly URLs for web pages and Rest Styles URLs for services, is it a good approach?

Is my approach to SEO regarding URLs right? I am using friendly URLs for web pages and Rest Styles to consume services. I've been a web developer for about 10 years. I first heard of "friendly URLs" ...
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Are there any tools in Google Search Console for removing URLs with 301 redirects?

In Google Search Console, I am getting 15-20 all different URLs in 404 section which is not in proper format(this URL is too old around 6-7 years and there is no 'Linked from' for this URLs). I want ...
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URLs include a directory without an index page, should it be removed for SEO?

A client's website has the following structure: /products/product-1 /products/product-2 /products/product-3 These product urls are keyword optimised pages for organic search. Google also indexes /...
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Google indexing redirected login pages

I have a website on which users can ask a question, but in order to ask a question they must be logged in. Which means if users go to the URL example.com/ask-question/, then it will redirect them to ...
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404 errors on Wordpress site

I have run a link checker on my site and it came up with this link: <link rel='dns-prefetch' href='//fonts.googleapis.com' /> I confirm this URL is not valid. How do I isolate why did bad link ...
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How should I construct a site so that the URL is meaningful for the user and Big Internet Search Engine? [closed]

A URL can be descriptive but, how do I make the most of it so that it is meaningful for both users of my site and for Big Internet Search Engine when it comes along?
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Are URLs containing a slug but no directory (slash) OK for SEO and rich snippets?

I have single URL style for multiple different content types: /question-title-1 /article-title-2 The questions have rich snippets for nostar voting and the articles have star voted rich snippets. I ...
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Region-based site and SEO

I'm currently developing a small site for my friend's firm. The firm is split into two regions of the country; east and west. Each site shares products, but some may be available on the west site, ...
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Googlebot URLencoding longtail URLs which is causing server errors

My Google search traffic has been growing consistently for months without any hiccups. Then a few days ago, Google dropped my traffic by about 80% in one day. The traffic would then later rebound ...
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Impact of switching from an exact match domain name (EMD) to a business name domain

We have a 6-year-old keywordy 34 letter "EMD" domain name (3 words with hyphens). We want to switch to a new 35 letter business name domain name (yes our business name is 35 characters without ...
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Should rel=nofollow be used, when internally linking to cousin pages?

I am currently working on an eCommerce website. I am thinking of creating a structure, which would allow the visitor to browse the site by Product Category, Room and Theme. As such, I would end up ...
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Can a URL that is not linked to from anywhere be discovered?

Let's say I have a URL that is not linked to from anywhere, and let's say the file portion is very long, so that it's unlikely it could be accidentally entered. Something like ...
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Should I set short or long URL fragments for headlines?

I have an article like: <h1>My article example</h1> <div class="table-of-content"> <a href="#subheadline-example-here">Subheadline example here...</a> <a href=...
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If I link to clean URLs based on the page title but redirect to URLS with ids as part of a site migration, is that bad for SEO?

I'm importing stuff from a Drupal site that has a couple of alias URLs: /node/123 /my-alias-node-title My new site is a very simple CMS handmade in PHP by me as a practice. In the new system, the ...
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Omitting “http://www.” from my URL doesn't load the mobile site

I designed and uploaded a site on a mobile format. It shows up fine but ONLY if I type out the http://. The client wants it to be as simple as possible. How can I have it automatically insert ...
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What is the advantage of using alphanumeric ID in URLs? Is it for SEO?

I have been seen some of the reputed news portals are using the Alphanumeric ID in URLs to get extra benefits for SEO. And also they are doing well. But I want to know about it that is there any ...
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Why do some websites have none existing 'parent pages'? [closed]

For the purpose of this question, I would like to highlight the following URL: https://www.therange.co.uk/occasions/birthdays/ Upon selection, you will be successfully directed to a page displaying '...
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How to instruct Google to ignore URLs with given suffix/parameter?

Hi there I need to temporarily instruct Google to exclude from indexing all URLs that contain the following suffix: ?lang=it How can I achieve this?
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Are facets and categories the same thing?

I am currently working on an eCommerce website, which typically have the following URL structural examples: 1. www.example.com/paintings/flowers/roses/ 2. www.example.com/paintings/flowers/roses/...
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Do parent categories provide any context to their associated child categories?

Say I have an eCommerce website, which sells a variety of photographs. Within the parent category of 'Photographs', there are various child categories. For example: 'Wildlife', 'Sealife' and 'City ...
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Are there downsides to using a 301 redirect from a shorter URL on our own domain rather than using a URL shortener service?

Wondering if there are any negative implications to using a redirect on my own domain as a kind as a URL Shortener. I am often asked by folks creating printed documents for "short URLs". My ...
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Are name=value style directories better for security and SEO than directories with values only specified by position?

Consider the following values for a link in my website's homepage: /portal=testportal/page=1/lang=fa /testportal/1/fa Is there any priority between above options? I'm asking from the security point ...
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Can I tell Google that the current page has a different URL with a meta tag?

I have the following scenario with items within different categories: catagory1 has the URL example.com/category1 category2 has the URL example.com/category2 [...] all example.com/all to show posts ...
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When I use #! with my URLs the same content appears, could this hurt SEO?

My website URL contains a #! (hashbang): www.example.com/index.html www.example.com/index.html#! When user visit either two URLs above, the same content appears. Does Google consider both URLs the ...
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Good practice for a multilingual Drupal 8 site [closed]

What are the best practices for a multilingual website with Drupal 8 ? There are 4 options: 1) buy one domain per language: https://www.mydomaine.fr (for French) https://www.mydomaine.de (for ...
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Is it better to use latin or Japanese characters in URL? [duplicate]

If I want to reach native Japanese speakers, which slug is better; 1/ english-dictionary.com 2/ 英語の辞書.com There are several questions on this but none seem to give a clear answer.
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Is it OK to omit the language code in URLs of a multilingual site if you still use separated URLs per language based on keywords?

I'm planning a site with two languages, German and English. I'm wondering whether it's necessary to insert the language code in the URL: example.com/de/ example.com/en/ or de.example.com en.example....
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Really old URL that redirects to an old URL that redirects to the current URL is still being crawled by Googlebot

I am working on a website and just change to a new template. My boss also decided to change all the URLs. I did all the redirection in .htaccess. Lets say old URL is site1.html which will become ...
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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 necessary to have “blog” somewhere in the URL for a blog for SEO?

I am developing a website which will have only blogs, about us page, and contact page. The homepage is listing of all blogs. Should have include blog in the URL like example.com/blog/sample-slug or ...
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Is there a best practice for blog URL formatting (dated vs. non-dated)? [duplicate]

Wondering whether there's any written best practice from an authoritative source (Google or a Google representative like John Mueller) that discusses best practices for blog URL formatting. I believe ...
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Will having product ID in URLs hurt SEO compared to a URL with only keywords?

Say I have a web shop with a product (optimus-prime), in a category (superheros) such that it has the URL: www.example.com/superheroes/optimus-prime Now I want to prepend the product ID (99) to the ...
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Impact of subdomain urls on SEO

I have an application which is hosted on a subdomain URL of my client's primary domain. Below is the example of how my primary domain is and how the subdomain is: Primary domain: example.com ...
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Invalid URLs with 5 character prefixes

I've been getting lots of attempts to access pages on my site with 5 upper/lowercase chars as the first path. For example: /aOKTW/validpage That first 5 character path is always different. I ...
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How can the index.html file be served from a sub directory of the DocumentRoot without using system level links?

How can the index.html file be served from a sub directory of the DocumentRoot without using system level links? For example: Let the document root of an apache 2.4 virtual host be dirA Let the the ...
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Which URL is SEO friendly when it comes to non ASCII characters?

/λαδοκολλα-περι-ανεμων /ladokolla-peri-anemon In the first URL I'm using the same business name, while in the second one I have converted the business name to Latin characters. We know that the non ...
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How do I link to a “bitcoin:” URL from my WordPress.com site? Can I use a redirect?

I'm having a slight problem, Wordpress.com doesn't play nice with bitcoin: URLs (it mangles them into http://{current page url}/{wallet address} ), so I need to do a redirect of some sort. I found ...
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SEO effects of a concise URL path vs a longer one with more keywords

My sister wants to launch a celebrity website, which will have information such as age, height, weight etc. Suppose the website is example.com: www.example.com/demi-lavato → This sounds crisp and ...
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dynamics urls - redirects or rewrite and page SERP position

I'm trying to get my head on this, our site have thousands of links, is an e-commerce site, where products titles require changes on regular basis to get the best of SEO... you know, as usual, we ...
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Get search engines to index hash-based URLs

I have a client who has website with multiple pages. Now, each page has tabbed content which is accessible through #. For example: example.com/page1#content1 example.com/page1#content2 example.com/...
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Correct way to restyling a wordpress site [closed]

I have a wordpress site that needs a complete restyling (both theme and urls). I'm thinking about do the following steps: 1) Delete the current DB and WP installation on the domain 2) Install clean ...
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Should the escaped fragment URL or the hash bang URL be used with Fetch as Google in Search Console?

which one url must be added into url input field of Google search console-> Crawl->Fetch as Google? example.com/?_escaped_fragment_=my-ajax-page or example.com/#!my-ajax-page
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Can the sitemap contain URLs only differentiated by a # (hash)?

My website is a single page and uses the anchor tags to navigate. When I generated my sitemap using an online tool, it generated 2 URLs: <url> <loc>https://www.example.com/</loc> ...
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Semantically correct URL structure vs. user experience

I have spent some time on SEO, recently, focusing on site architecture and domain URL structure. Logically, they go hand in hand. Through the many contradictions, the two consistent theories are: ...
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Google change of address: from (site1.example and site2.example) to (newsite.example/1 and newsite.example/2)

I'm trying to tell Google that I'm merging two sites into one, with the following URLs: site1.example to newsite.example/1 site2.example to newsite.example/2 I already set 301s to the relevant pages ...
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Will it hurt SEO to have mobile URLs that end in “/AMP” when the same desktop URLs don't?

Is having /AMP at the end of the URL for mobile not good for search engines compared to a regular URL?
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Getting a redirect to ugly beanstalk URL rather than seeing my domain name on my WordPress site, despite setting Route53 alias record

I have a bunch of hosted zones set up for some GoDaddy domains. Also, my website is a WordPress website hosted on an Elastic Beanstalk environment. I've imported the record sets from the GoDaddy ...