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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How to mask the “&” character in a URL

I have got a URL where the character & should not stand for a paramter. How can I mask it that it is interpreted like a normal letter?
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#! in URL: Is there any merit to using the shebang (#!) in URL if there is no AJAX-loaded content, but otherwise dynamic page generation?

Is there any reason, possibly SEO related, to using the shebang (aka "hashbang") in rewritten URLs on a dynamic site, but one that does not use AJAX?
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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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Should I give up on using URL slugs if they are too long?

My website is a website for sharing studying materials between students for the Israeli "Bagrut" exam. I hate URLs that are built from numbers that don't mean anything so I've been using URL slugs. ...
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Does Google Analytic count mismatching/unconfigured URLs?

Say url www.mysite.com is registered in Google Analytics and the tracking ID is UA-12345678-90. What happens if another site with URL www.anothersite.com uses this ID too? Does analytic count visits ...
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need help with making seo friendly links [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Good Practice for Formatting SEO-Friendly URLs? I'm looking into seo-ing my urls and i was wording which of these link structures was better to use: 1) www.mydomain.com/...
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Targeting Multiple Zones in the US best URL method required

This is kind of a newbie question, but my boss asked me and I wasn't sure exactly how to answer. Id like to get some opinions from others that have hit this issue before. Scenario: We are wanting to ...
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How to change the URL of a wordpress website?

By default, my URL was set to example.com/wp/wp-admin instead of the example.com/wp-admin that I used to remember. Also my website's contents show on example.com/wp rather than example.com. How do I ...
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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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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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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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File priority in Joomla website

I have a Joomla site which is hosted on a Linux server which has 2 files, sitemap.xml and sitemap.html. When I try to access example.com/sitemap, sitemap.xml shows up instead of sitemap.html. Can ...
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Non-www to www Redirects

I'm trying to redirect my main domain non-www to www but I have this error; my add on domain redirects like this: http://www.example.org/example.org/ How can I redirect my main domain without ...
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How to preserve Search Engine Rank after domain change with 301 Redirect?

Before you mark this question a duplicate, read the question properly. I have had a domain http://muzic.asia and because of low quality TLD it's SEO rankings were less (For some keywords it ranked ...
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Is there a way to obtain a list of the links that Google has crawled?

I was concerned that Google was not obtaining all the links on my site during their crawl, but after going into Google Tools it seems I have a few hundred URL's indexed every week (approximately), ...
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htaccess redirect pages that don't exist

I have a website that has a little over 100 members. Each member gets a replicated website, and by default the software we use sets up their replicated website at a url like: domain.com/?username "...
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Creating temp/fake URLs for user generated content

I'm working on a site that hosts classified listings. I'm currently using hash/query params and Ajax to display content. Example: www.site.com/viewpost?id=34089 We are now interested in making ...
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Why did the Googlebot add “sp=1” to my URL's?

Googlebot crawled my site for the first time today, and added something strange. It appended &sp=1 to my URL's. It seems like it's trying to gain authorized access? Normally I have http://domain....
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What is the best way to deal with a homepage url change

The url for my homepage has changed. What is the best way to announce at the previous location that it has moved to the new location (so that search engines -- Google -- also take notice)?
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Please explain this URL structure

When I navigate to www.aap.org the url in my browser is converted to: http://www.aap.org/en-us/Pages/Default.aspx?nfstatus=401&nftoken=00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000&nfstatusdescription=...
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How to allow nonsense characters as web url for example: & * Ö :: and more

I have a database which contain many name with combination of those characters. Once i will reload them, they will become public web url. So that visitor if open this url (its valid??): http://www....
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Procedure to register an URL

this is a newbie question. I want to set-up a web site (let call it www.mywebsite.com) on a server I own with a public IP address: What is the precise procedure to register the URL? What I mean is, ...
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Working with different URL structures

As I'm quite newbie to this field, I've doubts and there are some I couldn't find on Google, i.e: If I'm not wrong, index.html makes it possible to avoid to add the filename to the url, www.example....
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Is a URL with querystring SEO friendly? [duplicate]

I have developed a CMS that works with ID in urls. http://example.com/content/?id=10 My customers asked me to add keywords in URLs to be seo firendly. I am not sure if there is a certain definition ...
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Can a webpage differ in content if 'http' is changed to 'https' or if 'www.' is added after 'http://' (or 'https://')?

When I use the Python package newspaper3k package and run the code import newspaper paper = newspaper.build('http://abcnews.com', memoize_articles=False) for url in paper.article_urls(): print(url)...
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Repetition Keyword URL Subfolder + Slug?

here's the question. In this sense, it is not keyword stuffing in the URL if it is mentioned once as slug and category. It would be more user friendly to have a short URL but it is questionable which ...
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SEO: example.com/keyword1/keyword2 or example.com/keyword1-keyword2 [duplicate]

For search engines, mostly Google, which is better: example.com/keyword1/keyword2 or: example.com/keyword1-keyword2 This specific page has to rank high for keyword 2, and possibly keyword 1 too.
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Place language slug in URL or not?

I see that https://developers.google.com/ offers articles in different language. They get the language from browser setting and don't place any language slug in the URL. Is this really a good practise?...
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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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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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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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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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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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How can I prevent the Googlebot from indexing duplicate URLs?

I have duplicate URLs for each ad page. For example: https://example.com/ads/2161/%D9%84%D9%83%D8%B2%D8%B3_GS350.html https://example.com/2161/ I used the second URL for Twitter and Instagram posts....
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A top directory in a URL path returns a 404 error, will its subpages still be crawled?

I found a site in which one of the directories in the URL path returns 404 error, but the subpages are still live. Example URL: https://shop.edurite.com/blogs/news/summer-activities In this URL ...
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Is there any SEO difference between /blog and /blogs?

In trying to categorize posts in a blog I'd like to use /blogs in the domain. Will this have any negative SEO impact? Or is it the same as /blog ?
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What sort of URL structure should be used to display AMP HTML vs vanilla HTML

There's an existing WordPress plugin that creates AMP formats automatically by adding /amp onto the end of any posts URL. I'm worried about duplicating my content at multiple URLs and wondering if ...
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Vanity URLs with .htaccess and PHP?

I need to create a vanity URL redirect using htaccess and PHP. My requirements are: If a user writes example.com/users/foobar The client will be redirected to for example: profile.php?user=foobar in ...
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Why does http://example.com equal http://example.com/? [duplicate]

When I access http://example.com in a web browser, the browser adds a slash to the end of the URL and loads the page. The part that scares me is that duplicate content exists when one uses the ...
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Should sitemap contain URL for all categories of Product?

I am having open cart eCommerce website. Here I need to add one product under multiple Categories. By default what opencart produces SITEMAP.xml, it includes URL for all the categroies for that ...
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Shallow hierarchy for high traffic pages

we have a website about a huge topic, or better said, many different topics that suit to a one huge topic. We have a good balanced structure with 3 levels depth: www.domain.com/l1/l2/l3 Our ...
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If the string '%2b' exists in the URL alias, does it affect SEO of the page?

I have a platform which uses a responsive design. The structure of the website is like this: Domain/#!/Product_type/Product_ID Here, I am trying to create the alias URL (Using an earlier version of ...
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Submitting a site that has a redirect

I have a blog site which lives in my subdirectory (www.mysite.com/blog) but I've set a redirect to show up in root url as in www.mysite.com. Now when I submit my site to Google, do I need to add the ...
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What is the proper response header when an address is not available but its parent is available and is displayed?

My website addresses has a hierarchy structure. When one page is requested, and it is not a valid address, it tries to find its parent, and if the later exists, it will show it. Now, my question is ...
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google webmaster is crawling both file urls

webmaster is crawling both the urls, one which is SEO friendly and the one .php urls for the same page thus showing duplicate title and description for those pages. urls of .php were changed through ....
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Domain on NameCheap, Hosting on GoDaddy: Redirect Loop

I tried searching, but since I'm pretty new to networking I may not have used to right keywords, so I apologize if I missed the answer. My friend owns a domain friendsmusic.com and I have hosting at ...
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How should cross site canonical meta links be placed? Should they be different per page and should they go on the canonical domain itself?

I have a website available via www.mydomain.com that is also available via svr7464z.vps.hostingcompanycom. The content is 100% identical, it's a mirror. I don't want search engines to know about ...
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Shorten URL with Regex

Here's an example URL to a user profile on my site: http://127.0.0.1:8080/overview/showuserprofile/user I want it to be: http://127.0.0.1:8080/user This is what I have for rewrite rules: ...
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Does the <h1> tag get more SEO value if there is no usable keyword in the URL?

I'm looking at a site for which the domain name and URL do not impart any meaningful data to a search engine. It does have: <h1> (eBook name) <h2> (author - cannot be changed) <p> ...

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