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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Best SEO Practice for a long domain name?

I'm starting a website, with a domain name longer than 20 characters. The domain name is long but it is "memorizable", and it targets the keywords nearly perfect. So let's say my site is about ...
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Google Webmaster Tools crawl error with 'function.session-start' URLs

I've got following error URLs from the Google Webmaster Tools crawl errors. http://www.mydomain.com/mydomain/shirts/function.session-start I've checked the those pages that links from but I didn't ...
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How to calculate unicode URLs length for SEO?

As you know, URL Length is important for SEO. There is a ambiguity in URL length calculation for Unicode URLs. How search engines view my Unicode URLs? For Example the following URLs are same, ...
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I am moving my site from a virtual directory to a dedicated server, can I save me SEO urls via a web.config change?

I have been hosting my site in a shared environment at http://www.example.com/MYSITE/ for a while and I've built up a following there, I have decent ranking in Google and Bing, as well as I've been ...
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How to change a URL using .htaccess

I don't know anything about coding, but I really want to change the URL of my pages: site/data/9/Symbian-3rd-Apps.html to site/symbian_applications.html site/data/file/352/Core-Video-Player-Symbian-...
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How to take off .html from example.com/page.html

I am using cPanel to build a website and I am not sure how to take the .html or .php file extension off my webpages. Usually I will use a python framework and I do the routing manually but I am not ...
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SEO for a complex URL with multiple specifiers

I have a jobs website. There are categories and sub categories e.g the URL for builders is www.mydomain.com/jobs/all/active/202/tradesmen/799/builders/county/all Because of the framework I'm using (...
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Link to pages on site without .html extension appearing in browser?

I've modified my .htaccess file to allow access to html files without having to include the extension on the end, for example: www.mysite.com/document directs to www.mysite.com/document.html ...
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what is a no-text[0-9] requests?

I have a bunch of requests coming through on my site which looks like the one below: example.com/page/no-text-1154169030774935240 Is this hacking attempts or search engines? EDIT: my question is ...
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Hide a file showing up in google search [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to protect PDF file from indexing? Hi guys, Really basic question here I'm sure - I'm not a webmaster however am thrown into it sometimes!! We have a particular file ...
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How to change setup URL of pages to end with / [closed]

I thought that example.com/about/ would serve index.html located in a directory called about, but if I change the address of the website to example.com/about/index.html, that page doesn't exist. I ...
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Redirecting URL with & without query string?

If I setup a 301 redirect for the first URL path below will that also redirect all the paths below that contain a query string? For example: /6-light-oval-chandelier-espresso?pp=0&epik=...
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Should I use Canonical Tag ? I have replaced underscore by hyphen in url

I have created a website in codeigniter. Some urls have underscore eg:demo.com/heritagehome_cochin . so I replaced underscore with hyphen for seo friendy URL by changing routes.php file. My doubt is ...
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How to change the structure of my URLs along with the Sitemap for a live website?

I am changing my website's URL to improve the SEO. The current sitemap contains URLs like this: mysite/browse/1 /* 1 is the ID for fashion */ mysite/browse/2 /* 2 is the ID for real estate */ ...
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Download a File from a URL [closed]

I am trying to download a file from its URL using Windows Powershell as follows invoke-webrequest -uri "http://www.ead.eurocontrol.int/pamslight/pdf/4e415453/EG/C/EN/AIP/AD/EG_AD_2_EGFF_en" -outfile "...
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Compare two different URL directories in Google Analytics [closed]

I want to pull out 2 directories only in Google Analytics to compare them. Can we do that? What is the proper code? | Source / Medium | Matching RegEx | ^(bing / cpc | adcenter / cpc)$ This does ...
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My webpage is showing strange url on google results [closed]

I'm developing a website for a local school on Wordpress but today noticed someting weird when I look for the page in google this is the result I get: KEELER FORCE ブラック+Creepy Crawler M8090 7.00-16 ...
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Can search engines index webpages with path after “.html”?

Are search engines able to index a webpage which has a path after .html? Example: http://example.com/about.html/abc/123 Is it an acceptable implementation for SEO?
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What is steadfastsystem.com and why my site load resources from this url?

Today I've noticed that my site (I'm using WordPress) request two connections to steadfastsystem.com Despite going to the domain and read, I can't find why my site loads it and send information to it....
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Use forward slashes (/) or dashes (-) for URL design in 2019? (for categories in e-commerce)

What is a better URL design for an e-commerce website? Case a: http://example.com/shoes-women http://example.com/shoes-women-red http://example.com/high-heels-red http://example.com/high-heels-red-...
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google search console url inspection live test multiple urls

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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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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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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Should one use umlaute in translated URLs?

I have found at When translating a site go with URLs in Chinese or English? that The URLs should be in the same language as the content. If you want a Chinese URL, it's pretty clear that you go ...
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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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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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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 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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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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URL stays at root when using my domain, but with ip the URL changes to the paths of the links

I am using GoDaddy to host my domain, but when I use my domain to go to my contact page (or any other page, including outside pages), it stays at http://www.example.com, instead of the correct url e.g....
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SEO impact of using special letters in a URL

I am in Germany and we have many special letters like äßö. Wikipedia uses the letters as is in the URL, but I have heard that only US-ASCII characters should be used. Are there any actual facts on ...
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Forwarding domain with masking doesn't work on smartphones, but redirecting shows IP address in address bar

I have a website on WordPress with a responsive theme. It is located on my server hosted by Apache. Everything works well when I access the website with its IP address. The problem is when I try ...
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SEO - how to get rid of duplicate web URLs

On my webpage I have nice URL addresses like this: example.com/category Then I have some filter which adds to the URL address a string, the URL address then looks like this: example.com/category/?...
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Do I need an umbrella services page to match the /services/ part of our URLs?

From a usability perspective, this is not necessary. The mega menu dropdown on all pages makes it extremely clear how to navigate to the relevant services we offer. However, I am wondering whether a ...
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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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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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Link namecheap domain to IP

I just bought a domain at namecheap and I want to link it to my server's IP. I have set up port forwarding to the server to I think I just need to link the domain to the static IP. These are my Host ...
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Are these programmatically generated pages a correct SEO approach?

I am presently working on a taxi booking website. As a test case, the website (which is not yet online) can presently take bookings from 20 cities and booking can be made for 626 destinations (cities) ...
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Double forward slash in url, help in SEO? [duplicate]

I'm having a SEO optimised 7 year old website which rank no. 1 on google for different keywords. Pages are www.example.com/page1.php , www.example.com/page2.php . A competitor copied whole website ...
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Redirect root URL to changing subfolder – concerns?

I have a custom CMS powering a niche website. Most of the time there's no content or just one item relevant and therefore shown. Currently I have an index page at the root URL. I consider redirecting ...
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Generate urls for same product with different designs

How do you handle a product url when a brand has the same product type in different shapes? Let me provide you with an example. I have Brand A that has sling bags. There is a sling bag, and there is ...
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Using robots.txt to block sessionID URLs

I've got a problem with Googlebot literally crawling millions of URLs that are the same, because ";jsessionid" keeps getting inserted into the URL (something I cannot change due to the work ...
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Pointing two urls long and short for the same website

As facebook.com this is the long url and the short one for facebook is fb.com so if I have a website with a keyword like database for example englishdatabase.com and I want to make it shorter like ...
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Parameters in the Server part or Client part of URL

I want to store the search history which a user has followed to find a product. It can arrive to the landing page of the product through numerous paths, so I want them stored somewhere. I have ...
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URL structures for SEO [duplicate]

I was just wondering what is the best way to structure my URL and if my URLs are holding me back from an SEO point of view. Currently we have our categories URL displaying key words form that ...
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URLs with parameters & canonical tags. Block them via robots.txt vs GSC URL parameters?

I have some URLs with parameters, the parameters aren't of the filtering kind, they don't create millions of duplicates. The parameters are simple being used for tracking purpose, content doesn't ...
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How can I remove URLs from Google search that contain my product name?

I'm working for a company, and while searching for their name in Google, the results returned contain links with their product name in them that I want to be removed. Is there any way Google can help ...
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Optimal URL structure for directory-like site [duplicate]

I'm building a site where organic SEO is very important for me. It's a niche, there's very little competition, and any edge I can get will help me out tremendously. That being said, which URL ...
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How to create a Goolge Play Music URI?

For a service I'm building I need to link to google play music. Any idea how to create a URI? Or is there an other way to open google play music?