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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Issue with 301 redirect to Index page only

I have a bunch of 301 redirects in my .htaccess for old pages, which work great. But a problem that's been plaguing me for years is that there's a lot of links out there to my old index page (index....
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How to use a canonical link tag in a static page?

What is canonical linking and how can I use it in a static site? How do we use canonical linking? Suppose we have two pages page1.html and page2.html, I want to canonical linking for page2. Where ...
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Is large scale of 301 redirects for URL change harmful for SEO?

I have changed the URL for a large portion of my website (150,000+ URLs) to follow a SEO-friendly structure like all lower-case and hyphenated URLs (earlier they were capitalized at places and had ...
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Why the number of indexed URLs in Search Console dropped?

A few months ago I saw there were 14 URLs reported as indexed in Google Search Console. As of a few days back, it's showing that only 3 URLs have been indexed. Do I have to request that it index 14 ...
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Correct way(s) of separating URLs of static pages from main content

Let's say I have a dictionary-like website where I have canonical URLs like example.com/egregious which displays the definition of the word "egregious". However, I have a couple of "static pages" ...
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Is it OK to use only special characters in an URL segment?

I wanted to separate a section of my website using an URL segment that contains a special (but URL-safe) character like hyphen or tilde, so that some pages would like this: example.com/-/about or ...
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No “http://” or “www” in front of URL when visiting newly purchase domain from GoDaddy

I just purchase a domain name from GoDaddy and when going to the website it is only example.com and not www.example.com or http://example.com. Why is this? I have not been able to find any examples ...
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Different URLs pointing to same page okay for SEO?

I am using a CMS which shows two links for the same page. Example: example.com/personal example.com/personal/index.html example.com/personal/index.html?abc=1 Is this ok? Or do search engines ...
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unique page URLs for FAQ page content and SEO goodness

I'm looking for guidance, options and ideas for an e-commerce site that is currently in production and is selling well. We sell primarily one product, but the business has three general categories of ...
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How to make search engines crawl and index dynamic AJAX pages? [closed]

I have a following website with some products: http://www.lay-z.net/beanbags.php When a user clicks on a product it makes a call to the database and fills the site with necessary information: http://...
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How to redirect urls without cpanel access

My client is a CPA firm that had a website built with a CPA site builder company. They no longer want that site, but I have earned them good rank with many of their local keywords. We have designed a ...
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Keyword location in URL permalink structure effect on SEO [duplicate]

I am in the process of a large rebuild and redesign of my real estate website. Through this process, I am expanding my content and number of internal pages which are structured as Wordpress custom ...
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Best SEO-friendly practice of adding filters to URLs

I like to know the best approach of adding filters to a URL. Ex: 1 http://example.com/items-recent-1.html http://example.com/items-price-1.html Above URL is made of site URL / file name / filter by ...
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Is changing upper case to lower case URLs bad for SEO?

When building an new website with same URL structure: if the old website has URLs appearing as e.g. www.example.com/ServicePage, what, if any, effect will changing the URLs to www.example.com/...
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Should my canonical URL contain the language parameter?

As I understand correct a canonical URL should point to the original URL of the website. Our website provides different languages that can be switched with an URL parameter, instantly. Our website is ...
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Redirecting all old URLs in same domain

I'm relaunching a new site on a current domain, currently there are hundreds of URLs. With the relaunch, all of the content will have new URLs and there will be no need for the old URLs. I need to ...
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Schema.org and ContactPoint use with validation failure: “All values provided for http://www.example.com/ must have the same domain.”

The documentation from Google about structured data has the following snippet: <script type="application/ld+json"> { "@context": "http://schema.org", "@type": "Organization", "url": "http:...
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Weird files appearing in waterfall report of WebPagetest.org

I am using webpagetest.org to test my site's speed. I've noticed in the Waterfall View that there are files loading on my site which do not physically exist on the server, even though the URLs point ...
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Prevent others from seeing stats of URLs shortened with Google's URL shortener via API

Using Java API, I am generating shortened URLs with goo.gl But it's showing the analytics information to anyone who is accessing the URL by adding .info extension. I want to secure this so that the ...
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what is the meaning and use case of each URL encoding Reserved Characters

Quote from Percent-encoding When a character from the reserved set (a "reserved character") has special meaning (a "reserved purpose") in a certain context, and a URI scheme says that it is ...
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International URL slugs and Google

I'm working on an international web project and it includes languages like Russian. What is the best practice for URL slugs? Should it also be in Russian alphabet? Rather convert it to Latin? (example:...
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http://showmyip.pw/badwebsite/example.com URL in Stats

I've been seeing http://showmyip.pw/badwebsite/ with my valid URL's on the end of it (happening on all my sites) http://showmyip.pw/badwebsite/example.com Does anyone know what this is about? A ...
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Bingbot trying to access lower case urls when i am using a mixture of uppercase and lowercase

I have a website (dynamic real estate website) that has been up for nearly a year, all of a sudden Bingbots are trying to access completely lower case versions of the main pages resulting in 404 ...
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Why can I access a file from my web server even though viewing the directory URL is a broken link?

I'm trying to understand how I'm able to access a PDF file from my website: /Documents/Publications/2015/file.pdf when /Documents comes up as a broken link. It appears to be non-existant. Why can I ...
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Is using the Product Types Ontology with Schema.org still valid? 404 Errors

You may have noticed my recent posts about Schema, as I am in the process of improving my local signals with search engines. If you haven't then don't worry here is just some of relevant Schema JSON-...
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Should blank pages get a noindex tag or get deleted?

I was using webceo and came across pages that are blank. They of course have a URL, but no content. So how do I know whether they should be noindexed (because they serve for functionality purposes) ...
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Can changing internal URLs and implementing redirects risk an SEO penalty from Google?

I have the profiles of my website users indexed on Google: example.com/username I want change profile URLs to: example.com/profile/username/id All the previous indexed profiles redirect to new ...
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New URL structure for category and product pages

We sell greeting cards online and I am considering restructuring my categories. Currently my category structure is as follows www.domain.com/category/greeting-cards. At the moment all our cards fit ...
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How to find all the pages on my site with URLs all start with this same prefix

I am trying to search for all URLs on my site that start with http://www.neduet.edu.pk/examination/NED/results/~ How do I do that using Google search? I have tried inurl:http://www.neduet.edu.pk/...
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Does Google index #! (hash bang) URLs?

Just got confused with some blogs as everyone is sure that Google will not index the hash (#) URL but not sure about hash bang (#!) URL. I have seen a "deprecated" doc on Google regarding this, where ...
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How to validate canonicals on a website

I've validated canonicals on my website but, the pro webmaster have recommended me that the canonicals that I've implemented is wrong. Can you guys tell me how to validate canonicals on my website. ...
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Absolute or relative local URL in Schema.org JSON-LD?

I'm writing the Schema.org JSON-LD for a website now. For a url within my site, what will work / best practice? "url": "http://myawesomesite.com/content.html" or "url": "/content.html"
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Migration from HTTP to HTTPS and changing URL structure at the same time

There are several reports of migration to HTTPS (using 301 redirects and HSTS) without an impact to rankings (no fluctations). Since that seems like changing URL structure I'm thinking to migrate ...
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Is there a Microdata version of JSON-LD’s “@id”?

I'm trying to generate Microdata markup (making use of Schema.org). I know that JSON-LD has a "@id" which helps reference that whatever data is. Is there a similar thing for Microdata? As I wouldn't ...
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SEO consequences for category pages 404-ing

Question, is it ok for one of the pages levels to 404? (SEO-wise) Let's say I have a sitemap like this: example.com --/services --/foo --/bar --/sectors --/my-sector --/another-sector --/...
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How to remove .jsp extension and replace with forward Slash in htaccess?

I want to remove the .jsp extension from my URL and replace it with a forward slash eg. example.com/xyz.jsp to example.com/xyz/ and example.com/xyz.jsp?ab=12 to example.com/xyz/?ab=12. I used: ...
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How to correctly remove MULTIPLE parameters from the Google index using htaccess and canonical / noindex?

I found a similar question with a great answer for removing a single URL parameter. However, what if I have 20+ URL parameters that I don't want indexed? Also, in the example solution below, it is ...
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LocalBusiness with multiple locations on same page

I am trying to add local business Schema.org markup on a website. I have one concern, there are around 10 different locations for the business and all those locations are on 1 page, that means they ...
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URL paths will change how is my ranking in google SERP will be affected

I have a fairly big site (about 40.000 pages) and due to an overhaul and backend platform change my URL's will change also. Unfortunately creating 301 redirects for all these pages is out of the ...
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Can keywords in the URL path be separated by commas for Google?

As we know, keywords in the URL are helpful with your SEO, for example, /keyword1-keyword2, or keyword1_keyword2. We know that Google is able to identify the two keywords. However, what if it was ...
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mutliregional and multilingual website and url structure [duplicate]

I have a requirement to build multi regional site. Some regions will have more than one language, so this makes the site both mulitregional and multi lingual. Client want to have one domain for all ...
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Which one is better: /en subfolder or just the URL itself?

I am trying to make a multi-language website with fully translated content. And the thing is I am not sure about the URL for the homepage. So the structure I am planning to prepare right now is ...
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URL structure on growing site [duplicate]

I'm looking for some advice on the URL structure on a growing website, we were a niche site, so our homepage was essentially a hub page of all our sub-categories with a URL structure of example.com/...
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What is the correct implementation of personal URL addresses, like in social networks, i.e facebook.com/username?

I’m currently in the process of development and thinking about URL structure. For example social networks make it possible to specify usernames after a slash that seems logical. As a result, the ...
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Strange URL parameter in Google search result, looks like an advertisement

I'm a total noob when it comes to being a web dev so please forgive me if the following sounds idiotic. I noticed that when you search my website one of the result's URL looks like an advertisement: ...
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Is it for SEO okay to mix the subfolder structure between /lang/ & /lang-country/?

We are currently maintaining country folders like www.example.net/de/ www.example.net/fr/ Now we are thinking about Swiss with 3 languages (it, de, fr). I think it's bad to change all the current ...
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Should we localize URLs for default language or not?

I have a website running in English and Japanese and the default language is Japanese. What are the advantages of one over the other solution: Solution 1. When accessing example.com, you will see ...
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When translating a site go with URLs in Chinese or English?

What is the best practice when translating a site to Chinese, go with URLs in Chinese or English? Could you please share the reason why?
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Change the title and the url

I have a blog posts that almost have no traffic. To improve them I am thinking about changing the title (h1), the title of the page and the meta description. To match with the title, It would be good ...
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What are the friendly/rich URLs in Google Search result snippets called?

When searching content on Google, I sometimes see a neatly organized location of the document, instead of the regular URLs we see everyday. After a solid hour of searching about this feature, I ...

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