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How can I see what filename my browser is reading when it's on a site?

The browser isn't looking for a file. It's just asking for a resource. The server then decides what that resource returns. At it's most basic level that "file" is literally just a file. In the case ...
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How can I see what filename my browser is reading when it's on a site?

Your browsers doesn't load any file, it requests a resource which the server then provides at his discretion (lengthy elaboration below). If you type google.com into your browsers toolbar, the ...
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How can I see what filename my browser is reading when it's on a site?

I'm wondering how I know what file is being rendered. I can eventually guess it accurately on a long enough timeline by simply explicitly calling on that filename in the URL. www.xyz.com/index.html ...
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Does a cache busting fingerprint in image file names hurt SEO rankings?

It won't hurt your web page rankings to use those techniques. Your pages will rank in web search just fine even if their assets frequently change URLs. If you are trying to get the images to rank ...
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How to avoid long file names being truncated when the server lists the folder content?

I assume you are referring to the auto-generated directory index that Apache (mod_autoindex) generates. In this case, the filename is physically truncated (at 20 bytes by default) in the generated ...
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Would URLs with query strings have better SEO with a filename too?

Assuming the file name for your single page application is specifically index.html, rather than some other file same, such as single-page-application.html, whether or not you include the file name in ...
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Does name of sitemap file that Wordpress generates matter?

No, the name does not matter. In the Google Search Console (and the Bing version of that, FWIW), you tell it which sitemaps to look at. Other search engines might look for sitemap.xml by default but ...
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SEO for filename of images that are uploaded using Ruby on Rails

Image filename is not very important. Because google know perfectly this truth that some Content Management Systems and many custom-made websites do not allow to edit image filenames and many images ...
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What should filenames and URLs of images contain for SEO benefit?

In my opinion, image file names are one of the most important SEO factors... as long as it's valid and meaningful. Don't take the same exact image and rename it over and over. Don't give an image a ...
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Is it bad practice to have "parent" sitemap name inconsistent with "child" sitemaps?

So long as the entries in the sitemap point to the correct URLs and Google knows to access the sitemap file and is doing so, you're fine. The name of that file is not relevant to the SEO. In other ...
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For SEO should an image name contain page title (which gives more description to image)

Image file names do next to nothing for SEO except for, of course, image search. Same with the alt text. There was a point where SEO bloggers decided that the file name and alt text boosted search ...
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Noob question - regarding images on webserver not loading when URL is typed, but do when clicked from link on index html

The problem you are having is related to case sensitivity on a unix filesystem, as well as an incorrect file extension. In your HTML you have the filename thisWeek.png however you are linking to ...
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How can I name an image so that a) it's still unique b) descriptive

That is pretty much what people - including me - do. Take a descriptive name but eventually there will be a conflict since many times people have photos of the subject in slightly different poses. ...
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Delete files that end with a certain string via SSH

The find command will find all the images. Run it like this, replacing some/directory/ with the where the images are actually located (like public/images/ or /var/www/mysite/wp-content/) find some/...
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Proper File Name Conventions for File Indexes

This is simply my opinion, based on coding and user usability observations. Though there may be a formal standard form for this, I've not seen it formulated anywhere. I think everything I've seen ...
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Can images have the same name?

You can use the same name for same kind of picture. But use specific name will help a little for SEO, but it also mean more work to do. Determined by yourself.
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How can I name an image so that a) it's still unique b) descriptive

You can follow Google Image Publishing Guideline First. https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/114016?hl=en&vid=0-1401327443069-1512401881759 You can make them unique by using a dash (-) ...
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suexec policy violation error for a javascript file

Unfortunately in this sort of situation there is nothing really that you can do to change the policy or settings. Based on your feedback in comments about removing the .pl from the file name and it ...
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SEO: Periods vs. hyphens for images filenames?

you can let your periods in file names without fear. If such file names would in general cause problems, so every file like http://www.example.com/mycrazyhotlinuxdistro.tar.gz wouldn't have a right to ...
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How bad is it to call a landing page "landing.html"?

What keywords did you want the page optimised for in organic search? You can name a page you don't care about whatever you like. Your primary channel appears to be e-mails rather than search engines. ...
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How can I display the MD5 or SHA1 of files in a web server directory?

To write a custom listing, you need to write a script, but PHP is not the only scripting language, and is not one of the more secure scripting languages. However, no matter what scripting language ...
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Why are extensions often hidden on URLs?

You hide your page extensions or not, people still can know what technology you have used. By using cURL, it's not impossible to get your technology by fetching the header information. curl -I -L ...
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How to name image files in multi language site?

If the concern is SEO, according to Google, image name and path is a very small ranking factor, and they would see all other images as duplicate and hold only one url. Then, it is practically better ...
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