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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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Multilingual site: offer translation on same domain or new domain?

I have to translate my website in another language, and I was wondering: from a SEO point of view, is it better to have the translated version on the same site (like /es/) or buy another domain and ...
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How do I create a URL identical to the direct download URL created by my browser when I save a file from the web?

I am streaming video files from the web using VLC player but most files I can only stream with a direct download URL to the file, as opposed to the file URL as it appears on the web. To be specific, ...
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Will search engines react to querystring ids as different pages?

I've implemented my website to be like domain/objects?id=xxx like domain/objects?id=bikeId What I am worrying is the way that search engines will react to it. I've already implemented the meta ...
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The name of a month as a string vs digit in a URL — any downsides for SEO?

I'm aware about the difference between my_domain.com/my-article1-title and my_domain.com/2015/12/my-article1-title. In my application I have the following type of urls: my_domain.com/2015/december/my-...
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Does itemprop have a different meaning on links vs. span tags?

I'm using Schema.org markup for a Person, but I get inconsistent results in Google's Rich Snippet Testing Tool when using an <a> tag vs. a <span> tag. Take these two examples: <span ...
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blog/index.php/author/ how to create this kind of a URL for my php page?

WordPress blog URL has this notation. chapter .php there is another path. it is not an actual existing directory on the server. my question is how they do that? can I do something like that on my ...
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blog/index.php/author/ what kind of a URL?

as mentioned in the title my WordPress blog has this URL. which is not familiar to me. that not a GET request right? what is that? please help.
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Long URLs reported in Google Webmaster Tools that have http%252525 in the query string

Webmaster Tools finds around 30 pages with duplicate title. URLs look like this: http://example.com/9-modele-lumanari-de-botez?http%...
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Why do these major ticketing sites have backward or flat URL structures?

In basically any SEO post you read, or site you visit or develop, the recommended site structure is basically the same - the "tree" structure. I can see why a site would want a flattened URL ...
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How to correctly update a Wordpress URL?

I have a WordPress website which has a lot of very well position URL but unfortunately, they all have the id on the URL instead of a friendly URL. I am working on a new website but I will like to ...
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What does it mean if URLs in a 404 log end with /& or /m& instead of the file extension?

My 404 log shows many URLs ending with /& or /m& instead of the file extension. They are getting error 404s, but what is that supposed to do? How do the URLs get changed to that?
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Clicking on a link in Google Analytics shows me data for the link without the / at the end, which is incorrect

Whenever I click on a link in G Analytics, it automatically redirects to show me the stats for the link without the obligatory / at the end. Which means it shows me almost nothing, since I have ...
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Indexable anchor links

I have seen that anchor links can not be indexed since the crawlers read www.example.com/page#someanchor as www.example.com/page. It is the web browser that then interprets the anchors to jump in the ...
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Do URL parameters create different URLs from Google's SEO perspective?

I have the following 4 URLs. Are all these the same URL or different URLs from Google's SEO perspective? (Having a different query string makes it another URL?) https://www.example.com/buy-web-...
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Matrix URL vs query string URL

Matrix URL is a way to pass data in URL to the program, it's like a query string, but a bit nicer. Matrix URL notation is an idea first introduced in a 1996 proposal by the founder of the web, ...
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How bad is forgetting all old URLs when redesigning a site?

I got to redesign a website for a very popular furniture and appliances company in my country. Currently this site receives around 100k organic traffic per month and 75% for home page. There are ...
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how to deal with URLs containing underscores

I know that hyphnes are preferred to underscores, and I could do a 301 redirect. But some say it's not worth the chaos to change them and I pretty much agree. https://moz.com/community/q/hyphens-vs-...
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many url, same page returned [SEO]

I have a cars website where a single item (a car) is found with this url syntax: hostname.it/car/city/id but since every car has a unique ID I didn't differentiate it with cities, in other words ...
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Updating address bar with new URL on local .html file

I'm having an html file somewhere placed on my computer for example file:///C:/Users/index.html Is it possible to manipulate that URL (using code inside that file) in a Browser which opened the file? ...
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“Content Encoding Error” when refreshing a page with a tracking parameter

Our email marketing system tracks clicks by appending a unique string after links within the email i.e. www.example.com/buy-now?tracking1 & www.example.com/buy-now?tracking2 etc. The problem is: ...
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How does Google Chrome determine URL patterns for Site Search?

I have recently started monitoring my site jujubuy.com on Google Webmasters Tools. I have added codes to generate JSON-LD based structured data for Sitelinks Searchbox. I've supplied correct URL ...
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How does changing the username affect the profile page SEO?

Assume that in a website in order to view a user's profile you only need to append the username to the end of the URL. For example: twitter.com/myusername In some websites like Twitter this username ...
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Should stop words such as “and” and “in” be omitted from URLs for SEO?

I have read before, it's recommended to don't use And, In and The in the URL, because this is will effect on the site rank. Is it correct? if yes please guide me with the list of words that should ...
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Should my users' profile page URL be /user/bob or just /bob?

Currently, the URL to a user's page is this: website.com/user/bob But I'm considering changing this to be: website.com/bob Without the /user/ part. It comes across as much cleaner and easier to ...
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How do I use bootstrap's Darkly theme without external references?

I have used the bootstrap Darkly theme found here in the past, and it has worked great. This time, I'm developing a website that will be displayed to users when they connect to a wireless network. ...
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What is the value of the redirecting the .ca domain to the .com for a site serving the USA and Canada? [closed]

Lets say that there is a population of Canadians who don't know about a example.com. Thy are instructed to go visit the website: "example". If only example.com is registered, and not example.ca: ...
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What should you do after changeing thousands of URLs? [duplicate]

I currently changed 50,000+ URLs of my website something similar to example.com/articles/new-slug from example.com/old-slug. What I have done so far. Add 301 redirection for all old articles to new ...
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Usage of comma in URL: encoded or not encoded

Even have seen a page, where in the same url were both of enocoded and not encoded commas, like: https://example.com/product?filter_color:blue,green&filter_size:xl%2Cxxl My knowledge about the ...
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What is the way to prevent Google from scraping and crawling a URL in plain text on a page?

Problem I have a website with documentation that includes examples with plain text URLs. The other day, I noticed that Google Webmaster was telling me that one of those URLs generated a Page Not ...
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Arabic keywords in URL in two levels

I know that localized Arabic keywords in URL are really good for SEO, but my question is what if I want to localize the category also, let us say that my website structure is like blog/category/post, ...
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Should a search engine friendly URL support Unicode characters or not?

I have my personal blog written in the Bengali language, where I have customized my content page's URL with exact keywords whenever I post a new article there. Since the Bengali language is not ...
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After uploading sendmail.php to the webserver, what is its URL?

How do I correctly write out a path to a sendmail.php that is in the parent directly after it's uploaded to the hosting server? Is it https://www.example.com or https://www.example.com/sendmail.php ...
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How do I deal with Google indexing variations of my URLs that are not supposed to exist?

My site has this page (URL) that actually exists on my site example.com/ranking/rankings-of-nike-running-shoes but somehow I can see the following versions in SERPs (these URLs are not physically ...
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Will adding my site's keywords to the end of every URL on the site (regardless of content) help or hurt SEO?

For example, take stackexchange.com, and imagine that at the end of each url, no matter what the page is about, we’ll have two more keyowrds at the end. For example: stackexchange,com/questions/...
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Google is including a wrong & misleading URL in search results for my WordPress site

WordPress apparently will resolve partial URLs to the "correct" page when entered at the parent level. Google is including this partial URL in its search results. For example, years ago I wrote a blog ...
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Will using a keyword twice in a URL hurt SEO?

I have category in my permalinks in the format - example.com/category/few-keywords for my WordPress blog. Now, the category itself is one of the keyword which can get repeated in the latter half to ...
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Do I need to redirect old style URLs for SEO when both work?

I have old URL structure pages indexed in Google that are ranked well against the keywords. Now I have cleaned the URL structures and the new URLs have more potential to get ranked higher. Both pages ...
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Separate URLs on tabbed content - good or bad for SEO?

I am building a site that lists shops. Each shop page has two tabs: shop info and reviews. It's one page, with jQuery hiding/showing the right portion of the content. From a purely SEO point of view, ...
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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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Do urls must match site folders?

i'm working on a site where currently almost all pages have urls like: http://example.com/page regardless of the underlying folder structure of the site. For example in that page the breadcrumb is ...
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Update content of a page monthly: is it better to change the url/title and metadata

I have to study a strategy for a page where the contents are updated about once a month and the title and the url are always the same. As now, in the page there's only a video. To improve the seo for ...
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Rename translated documents into ending language initials

I am building a web app and trying to add two languages to the website. So I will make the same documents ending in -gr. Some examples of the files look like this: English Language paths: www....
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Show content from one free host at the URL of another free host

I have two free domains hosted by different services eg. GoodURL.BadFeatures.com and BadURL.GoodFeatures.com What is a way to display the good URL in the browser but loading from the bad URL site? ...
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Is it bad for SEO to have a URL with nothing on it? [duplicate]

I have a WordPress site and for a very complicated reason I have to set some post type's template to empty file. Nothing. Which means I have a URL on my site (let's say: example.com/postype/the-best-...
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Location header “/foo” with 302 status. Why would address bar append a fragment “#_=_”?

Using PHP if that matters, on a site https://www.example.com. I send a Location header of /member with a 302 status. The redirect works fine, but the address bar in the browser displays https://www....
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Correct terminology for permalinks, canonical URLs, and SEO words in the URL

I am working on a site where the term "permalink" refers to the SEO-adaptation of the title of a post. The URL structure is a WordPress-like structure, like: http://example.com/<year>/<...
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What is a rewrite rule to add a prefix directory for a specific set of pages (dozens)

I have some pages on a Wordrpress site as www.example.com/title-of-the-page For my SEO activities I would like to add a prefix to those pages. They will be www.example.com/name-of-the-prefix/title-of-...
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Remove dev URL of website from Google Search

I have the following website: However somewhere along the way Google seems to have decided to index my old development URL which doesn't exist anymore debtfreeme.223.165.77.73.sth.nz and I cannot for ...
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Use .htaccess to make pretty URLs that expand abbreviation codes

Yes, I know, there are tons of questions like this, but I can't find one which solves my problem so at cost of receiving downvotes I'm going to ask this again. Even a duplicate link may help me. This ...
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How to remove old style URLs from the Google Index completely and replace them with a new style?

I had previously submitted my sitemap to Google. The structure of the URLs in it is https://example.com/username The username there is a URL slug generated based on the user's name. There is also ...