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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Help with URL structure [duplicate]

I have a site with 3 category levels in some areas, 2 category levels on another areas and only one category level in other areas prior to the content. I am trying to settle in on the most consistent ...
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Inspect and test multiple live URLs in Google Search Console

Is it possible to live test multiple URLs instead of manually submit each url and click the "live test" button in the Google Search Console -> URL Inspection tool?
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Squarespace removes UTM query variables when redirecting from non-www to www

I'm setting up some redirects for a client's blog, pointing the old URLs to their new Squarespace site. Curiously, I noticed some of URL tracking variables were being stripped out during the redirect....
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Google is reporting a 5xx server error for a page that changed URL

I had a page /example that now changed its URL to /example-us. The following figure from Google Search Console shows an error occurred because that webpage no longer exists now and the URL is ...
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What's the difference between using / and # in a URL? Does it influence the analytics?

I'm creating a few new pages on my website and I'm wondering what is the best approach for the pages that are somehow related,either by topic, or the same category. So, for example, Asana has one ...
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Putting Unique ID in Category Section & Sub Category URL will affect SEO?

Consider we are having a website URL www.abc.com/category/sub-category/article-c7228.html. We are planning to add Unique IDs in this fashion- www.abc.com/category-a1352/sub-category-d3826/article-...
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Google analytics URL filter for URLs with multiple specific dates

I work for a news outlet and would like to filter for URLs containing several dates. Each date would have more than one URL associated. For example I would like a filter that catches all of these: /...
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How can I determine where a login form is submitted?

I want to write a program which will log in to squareup.com. So for this I need to know where the form is located and to where is it submitted. So the form is located at https://squareup.com/login, ...
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SAAS Based URL Mapping with Branding [duplicate]

We have a SAAS based product with big vision & currently we are rebranding our product model. Is it the best SEO practice if i am going to use my Brand Name in my URL's of the main pages? Eg: ...
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Weird URL in the search console reports with domain name appended to the end [duplicate]

We have been fixing some issues according to the Google Search Console reports. However we have come across an issue that we don't know where to look for fixing. As you can see in the image, google ...
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Is crawl budget and link juice being wasted to URLs with hashes?

On my site I have internal links to URLs with hashes in them, like this one: https://example.com/page.html#music https://example.com/page.html#music has canonical tag with URL pointing to https://...
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Do the images located on my domain benefit me when I post them as images on third-party websites with "src" pointing to my domain?

For instance, if example.com is my domain and the following is posted on a third-party website, forum, etc: <img src="example.com/images/img1.jpg" /> Does this benefit example.com?
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Index Bloat Killing my Site SEO

I have a strange problem with my WordPress site that has no common solution. For two months now in the middle of turning my site from a Lifestyle blog to a book-oriented blog and had to delete over ...
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Page URL Modifications and Google response [duplicate]

I need to change the address of one of the pages of my site. I will create a new page with absolutely the same content and the same structure of the page (no changes to the content of the page at all, ...
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How to preserve ALL website's URLS when transferring to a new CMS as well hosting

I am in a position where I have to figure out how to preserve all of the website's pages URLS when transferring it to a new CMS, perhaps potentially Joomla (hasn't been decided yet). New hosting is ...
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How do I remove old ip address URL from Google search results?

I have a simple blog. In google search engine page ranking, I notice it ranks the IP address URL of dev server. Whoops. However, the final site was moved to different server and is live there. ...
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How to configure the robots.txt file with a multilingual site?

I have a site with Drupal 8 and I activate English and French (Language from the URL path prefix). Here is what my url resembles : https://www.example.com/en/node/add https://www.example.com/fr/node/...
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Upper/lower case ranking problem in Google - How to remove in Webmasters?

I have only this single URL on my website: https://www.aadseducation.com/isms-lead-auditor-training/details Previously, this URL because of a mistake done by developer, Google started ranking the ...
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Is it worth changing my blog URL structure for better SEO, or could that cause a ranking loss?

My blog URL structure is like below: www.example.com/blog/postkeyword www.example.com/blog/category/category-name/subcategory-name Example: www.example.com/blog/category/marketing/seo Does it ...
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Different URL syntax for multilingual SEO with 2 languages

Is there any difference between the syntax here; example.dk/ (danish) example.dk/en and example.dk/da (danish) example.dk/en I realise that in the top example, the domain is Danish .dk, which ...
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Is .html URL suffixing better for SEO? [duplicate]

When you click to read a Yahoo news article, the URL is suffixed with .html Why Yahoo does not opt for pretty URLs instead? Is .html URL suffixing better for SEO?
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Page Title in URL - What do I do if the page's title changes?

Let's say I have a web site with a bunch of articles on it, with each article on its own page. Also, each page's URL has the title of the article in it, like this: http://www.example.com/article/how-...
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Facet filters URL structure for ecommerce site for SEO

I am working on implementing facet filter for e-commerce site and I am not sure which schema of URL structuring is better for SEO purposes. There are three options I have in considerations as of now, ...
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SEO friendly URL delimiter for ecommerce sites for multi faceting

I am working for a project that has multi facet filters. The url that will be build when faceting applied will have several delimiters. I am not sure what characters should I use as delimiter that are ...
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How do I make dynamic pages powered by WordPress Search filter pro SEO friendly?

I have a website which offers different services in different places. So I have a search page that filters services and places. I use wordpress CMS and Search filter pro plugin. My urls are something ...
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Redirecting /page/*/ to the home page in .htaccess

My problem is that my homepage exists on https://www.example.com/page/2/, /3/, /4/ and so on, it still exists on /1000/. Same duplicate page versions exists on /about and and /contact page of my site. ...
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Similar URLs for two different pages hurt SEO, if pages offer different information?

I have written a guide to a particular subject, and it's over 6000 words. I decided to split up the information into two separate pages, as the information really falls under two categories for end ...
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How to manage external links for SEO?

On my Drupal 8 site, I created pages with a Leaflet card that uses open street map data. When I go to google search console, it tells me that the following links are blocked "Pages with blocked ...
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Do non-existent 'category' pages in URLs present a problem for search engines?

Say for example if I have a news site and my URL structure is: example.com/news/random-article If there is no page at example.com/news/, in other words it results in a 404 error, is that problematic ...
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How do I get a list of all the URLs from multiple sitemaps which are listed using an index sitemap?

I have a gz index sitemap file that lists 4 different sitemaps that each are 50mb big. What I want to do is I want to get all the URLs in those 4 sitemap files. I tried to use https://robhammond....
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How to add blog in URL (Blog page, Taxonomy page and Single page ) with pagination using WordPress

I want to this structure in default post type. Archive Page (Blog page) - example.com/blog/ pagination link - example.com/blog/page/2/ Taxonomy page - example.com/blog/taxonomy-slug/ pagination link -...
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Does having a keyword in the domain repeated again in the path of the URL hurt SEO? [duplicate]

Which of the following URL structures would be best for a non-ecommerce site: fishingbob.com/fishing-lure-companies or fishingbob.com/lure-companies Would repeating the keyword in the first URL be ...
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SERP Google - Mobile URL in incognito and normal URL on Desktop

Something strange is shown in Google SERP. My website have a desktop version and mobile version with a /m/ in URL that differ them. The problem or strange behavior i see is that: When i search for ...
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SEO for country in domain name and URL?

For a country wide directory, if the country is already in the domain name as below, is it better for SEO if it is also in the url? country.com/country/province/region/community-activity.html
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URLs appearing twice in Google Search

While checking using site:example.com in Google, certain URLs are seen twice. The URLs are exactly the same. Can anyone explain why so?
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Should I redirect "ugly" URL to friendly URL?

I use mod_rewrite to rewrite https://example.com/?page=some-page&tab=2 to https://example.com/articles/some-page/2. But people can still access both URLs. I want to know: should I redirect the "...
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Which Vimeo URLs can I include in a video sitemap that are not redirected or forbidden?

I am not entirely sure what Vimeo URLs I can use for video sitemaps as they either seem to "redirect" or "forbidden" - both which would not really be acceptable in Google video XML sitemaps. How do ...
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For SEO should there be a web page for every URL path segment? [duplicate]

If I have a domain with the URL example.com/section-1/abc, should there also be a dedicated web page for example.com/section-1 from a SEO point of view? Assume that there is no bread crumb ...
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IIS URL Rewrite: Pattern starting with forward slash never matches

I am using IIS URL Rewrite and this one has stumped me. I am redirecting a URL with specific subfolder to a new URL. e.g. https://myapp.example.com/customsite1 redirected to https://newsite1-myapp....
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Multiple rules to rewrite the url

Why both rules don't work together and how can i fix it? Only the first one works... I think that there's a conflict between the two rules, but i did not found a solution yet ?p= is the querystring i ...
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Google does not choose user selected canonical for home page

We recently launched a new website and besides all other pages being indexed properly, our home page is not indexed by Google. On our Homepage https://diagnostics.roche.com/ we set the canonial URL ...
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Does URL optimizations helps in SEO? [duplicate]

Current URL: example.com/renault-cars/duster/ What is the possibility of gaining an SEO advantage after optimizing above URL to? example.com/renault/duster Optimizations: Removed unnecessary "-...
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Google Search Console says "submitted URL blocked by robots.txt" even though there is no robots.txt file

Today I got a email notice from Google that there were search problems with my site. I logged into Google Search Console. It shows that 1 file was being blocked by robots.txt, and has been for ...
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Remove old version of the site from Google index

I had a website with a few static pages and hundreds of products, it was indexed for quite a long time. A little while ago I've launched a brand new version of this site. The structure is the same, ...
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Can I reuse a URL after it's used for a 301 redirect?

Is it possible to 301 redirect a page and then reuse the redirected URL again in the future? What are the disadvantages of using the old link? For example: www.example.com/contact 301 redirect to ...
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Is there a benefit of specifying the canonical URL for the homepage, or can search engines figure out common index, www, and https variants?

Currently I am considering adding a canonical tag onto the homepage of my website as there appear to be a few other URLs that Google and other search engines are picking up on. Realistically the ...
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Is a URL structure with a directory that contains all posts better than a shorter URL structure?

I recently read that shorter URLs rank higher in the search results, but I suspect it might also have an SEO advantage to sort posts, topics, etc... into folders. Do you recommend shorter URLs, for ...
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Mask a subdomain as subfolder and allow access from only from the folder URL [closed]

I have serviceX.example.com and I don't want to move everything, I want to mask the URL so visitors and search engines see example.com/serviceX instead of the original/real location. I don't want ...
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How do I structure my progressive web app in a way that makes it easy for search engines to find user generated content?

Super noob-ish question I'm sure, but this is the my first time building a consumer facing web app. To avoid getting closed for duplication, this question is very specifically for React + GraphQL. I'...
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How can I migrate a single page application to a site with many URLs for SEO?

I will be migrating a single page application (SPA) to a normal URL structured site. Usually I would map the old URLs to the new URLs and use 301 redirects to the relevant URLs. In this case, that ...

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