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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Error in SEO Friendly URL [closed]

I have below url structure http://example.com/blog.php?blogURL=user-already-has-more-than-max_user_connections-active-connections and I want to below http://example.com/blog/user-already-has-more-...
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Is it correct to redirect the old site to the new domain and the further redirect for new URL capitalization?

I am wondering whether this setup is correct. I have a website running HTTP domain1.example and I redirect links to domain2.example using a 301 redirect. domain2 works fine but I decided to ...
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Should I aim for Shorter links or Categorically accurate links?

I'm currently in the process of migrating a site. I have some example links like this: example.com/pricing/ example.com/contact/ example.com/about/ example.com/about/person-a/ example.com/about/...
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Different words on page title than in URL for SEO purposes

May I benefit (or not, or be punished) in my SEO rankings if I use different words on my URL than on the page's title? For instance: Page Title: Our Offices URL: https://example.com/heavy-duty-...
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Best SEO URL Structure : Filter product list by multiple tags

Which url is better for SEO (google)? separate tags like sub folders with slash "/": 1) shop.com/product-category-1/tags/product-tag-1/product-tag-2 separate with characters plus "+" underscore "_" ...
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Is hashbang in URL still SEO friendly in 2018?

I have seen old posts that say you can make sure your website is crawled by Google crawlers if you add #! in it. E.g. www.example.com/guns#!colt. But those posts are way old from 2014. And I've also ...
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Why Using sha or likewise key in file or Image Urls? [closed]

As I'm new and do not have much insight about security what I have found while scraping websites using scrapy and such tools is that most of the websites like google while naming there image or other ...
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Multiple keywords in SEO friendly URL [duplicate]

I have a website with the domain as ‘domain.tld’. I have a product let’s call it as ‘Name A’. The product is used for purpose say ‘Purpose 1 software’. Now I need to optimise the SEO of the product ...
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Noticing a lot of crawl errors in Google Search Console for pages that never existed on our site

I recently began work on an existing Wordpress website that was extensively revamped 3 months ago. https://thedoctorwithin.com. I'm a bit new to Wordpress, so I thought I should reach out to some of ...
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Broken links in wordpress due to .htaccess

I was playing around with the .htaccess file on my site, and though the homepage works. All links are broken, showing 404 error. I also cannot click on anything but the homepage. If it matters here ...
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Changing canonical URL impact on SEO

I have a website with multiple URLs to the same content: /dog/black/labrador /dog/brown/labrador ... whereas the /black/ or /brown/ hierarchy can be anything and will always show the same page and ...
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What's the best practice URL Path with multiple occurences of the same parameter?

Case User searches on a website for "cake" and filters the results via two categories: "united states" and "germany". Researched best practices SEO relevant and as short as possible URL if possible ...
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Would there be any SEO implications, if I had a URL, which did not fully reflect a page's Directory Path?

URL example: www.example.com/floral-canvas-prints/daffodil-canvas-prints Let's say I am looking to implement the above Product Category URL. It is fairly clear that the page would be about 'Floral ...
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Remove non-existent language directory from URLs under nginx

I've got URLs like this: /lang/path-to-file.ext and I want to remove the "lang" because it doesn't exist: /path-to-file.ext How do I do that on an nginx server?
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URL Structure for web apps with marketing homepage

I've been researching the URL structures for web apps that have a marketing homepage. For example... Example 1 The homepage lives on www.productname.com and the application on app.productname.com ...
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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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