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 make my site reachable by Google without deleting "?" from its URL?

When I pass my URL to the Google Rich Results Test or in Google Search Console, the URL automatically changes. Here's an example: https://example.com/blog/Jak%20zainstalować%20WordPress%20na%20swoim%...
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What to do with unwanted URL parameters?

The majority of my pages do not use parameters. But users can always add them on. At the moment, I am ignoring most of them. I have started redirecting some of them to the home page. Bing has a few ...
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Removing .html Extension On URL Inside Of An MAMP Server

Below is the code that I'm using on a .htaccess page in order to get rid of the ".html" at the end of the URL. It works fine on all pages except for one. Would any of the code on that one ...
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Does the root domain hold more power then an inner page? [duplicate]

I am building a new site and I am just thinking out the structure of the whole site. It's is going to be a pretty big site with a lot of different content and I was wondering if the root domain is ...
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Today I observed a referral through a site Biztool.corp.google.com [duplicate]

Today I observed a referral at my site from biztool.corp.google.com Which was redirected to moma webpage Can Someone Please Explain If I should Block the Referral
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How to best create URLs for google and other search engines, using query parameters, or as hyphenated/nested URL paths?

I am torn on what is best here, I have read tons of blogs on the topic but haven't found a really clear solution/answer. Basically I am wondering one thing which has two implications: Does Google (or ...
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fixing Search Console index problems after submitting no subdomain or extension in canonical URLs and sitemap

I prefer clean URLs... so my internal links lack the .html or .php extension, and I'm omitting the www. subdomain. The links are resolved by .htaccess rules, and the browser shows example.com/my-page. ...
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Adding Parent Categories and keep current URLs without affecting SEO

I have a website that contains 200 categories with thousands of words in on every category page. Most of these category pages is where my traffic comes from, and have the following URL structure: ...
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Google Search only returns my WordPress site's URL to a blog page [duplicate]

I have a WordPress and only the blog page URL example.com/blog is being displayed by Google and not example.com/how-make-a-content-to-mobile How do I make the full link appear in Google Search and not ...
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Can Google show a simple list of URLs visited?

Is there a way for Google Analytics (v4) to show me a simple detail log of URLs visited? I don't want any aggregate data, just a simple HTTP log like the kind you'd get from NGINX or something like ...
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How to correct company website classification at the database level from companies like Sophos

A Corporate client using web blocker such as Sophos cannot access our company website. Blocker comes back and indicates our site is "Sex Education" however it is mental health education. I ...
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amp&iframe with URLs getting hits in GSC

I am seeing pages like this getting hits in GSC, can someone help me figure out what pages are these and how to remove them from GSC. https://www.example.com/resume/examples/data-systems-...
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How to place manual ads of Google Adsense in the pages where URL is dynamically changing?

I have a url like www.example.com/test/aYnThInG Where last part is a random string,it is creating randomly. In this page I have placed manual Google Adsense ads. When we open this url instantly after ...
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CDN changes URLs to cdn.example.com

I am testing a CDN. All the website URLs are being changed from www.example.com to cdn.example.com and this will lead to a SEO drop. I have followed the procedure and asked the support service, with ...
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What is best for an URL: upper case or only lower case

At this time we have URLs formed with upper cases like this: mywebsite.com/us/Fine-Art/ And we want to add artist names like Van Gogh, so is the best for SEO to continue with a mixed of upper case ...
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Is it risky for SEO to change URLs with 301 redirects? [duplicate]

Our company has URLs that are well ranked which is vital for us. But we need to change all the structure of thousands of URLs and I am afraid of a negative impact on our natural indexing and ranking ...
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Does it matter for SEO whether URLs are human-readable?

In terms of a site's SEO, is the following format best: https://www.example.com/query/who-is-the-hippo-in-Moon-Knight Or can a website do just as well SEO-wise if it has URLs like this? https://www....
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Bing randomly adds MSCLKID parameter to links in SERPs

When searching Bing recently, I noticed, that links to my websites get automatically appended MSCLKID parameter whichs turned out to be some id for analytics or ads-tracking. This resulted in 400 (Bad ...
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Google is indexing the root domain rather than the language subdirectory where it redirects

I have a multi language website for my company. my language routing goes like example.com/[language]. I have 2 languages, and my URLs are example.com/tr,example.com/en, and example.com/ redirects to ...
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What's wrong with Bing bot Index?

I'm facing serious issues with Bing since last year. To start, most organic traffic of my website came from Bing when compared to others search engines. I wouldn't make a fuss if the situation was ...
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[] vs %5B%5D in URLs

A question. Is there any difference that any of you know of in using %5B%5D vs [] in a URL for params? Current: https://www.example.se?location_ids%5B%5D=123&location_ids%5B%5D=234 Vs. Other: ...
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Which url structure is recommended SEO practice, or that does not matter much nowdays? [duplicate]

Which is recommended approach to categorize and form URL structure nowadays? Should we do it by template type, or skip that part, and go directly for slugs, or split URLs in to deep structure? Here ...
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Is better to use URL from single pages OR URL from WooCommerce categories?

I have an eshop which I'm trying to improve my SEO. My MENU links are links from Woocommerce categories. I haven't single pages in WordPress for my product categories. So I am wondering if its better ...
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Which url structure should I choose for seo? [duplicate]

I am preparing a site that offers a variety of information in a particular area, i've searched here and on many seo sites, but I've always gotten different answers. I'm undecided about the url. For ...
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After changing URLs, how do I clear the old URLs out of Google Search Console?

I've recently changed the url structure of my site for SEO purposes from... example.com/this_is_the_page ...to... example.com/this-is-the-page The sitemap.xml is up to date and Google Search Console ...
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Change URL in pagination without refresh but detectable by Google

We have a pagination. Right now we use buttons for the next, previous and page numbers in the pagination. But since we change the page number in in an onclick of a button and the Google bot doesn't ...
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Will updating the page title without changing the URL hurt SEO?

I have a website and I want to update some titles of its pages, e.g. "White wine" i want to change to "French White Wine", but I do not want to change URL, i.e. I would prefer to ...
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Does Google care about query string case sensitivity, and also does it care about correctness of casing?

Consider these two query string parameters: ?category=healthAndBeauty ?category=healthandbeauty Does Google differentiate them? What is Google's behavior if it finds both of them in my website for a ...
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Do crawlers/bots treat the normal url and the uri encoded uri as the same for page ranking?

We want to start uri encoding using encodeURI() our URLs during 301 redirect handling on our server. We have to handle special characters in other languages. We want to make sure that we don't ...
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Why is my page title appearing in lower case on Google?

My page title, in google search results is now in lower case, with the exception of our company name. The title tag is in title case: <title>Free Mobile Home Value - Used Mobile Home Book Values&...
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Question regarding Sitemap value in a robots.txt file, and the lines of a txt sitemap

I have two related questions. To start, in a robots.txt file can you just put the following for sitemap: Sitemap: www.example.com Or do you have to have: Sitemap: http://www.example.com or Sitemap: ...
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Browser appends a '?' to links on page, but the '?' does not appear in the source [closed]

I'm a little puzzled with the following problem: When I hover over a link a WordPress site I'm looking after, I can see that the URL is https://xxxxxxx.com/apply-now/? All the links on the page have ...
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Multiple Domains for 1 Website/Folder & CNAME

I have 2 domains which I would like to point to 1 website/location. The website is a brand created DAM with filecamp.com. So we have created testdam.filecamp.com (for example purposes). This will be ...
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Google didn't update the search results after changing a URL with a permanent redirect

I have a simple personal webpage which I use to list my publications and link the corresponding PDFs (I work in academia). Until now, this webpage was hosted by my university: http(s)://...
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Should the URL in the "SeekToAction" Video Schema point to your own site or can it point to Vimeo, Youtube, or another video host?

Google recently launched "SeektoAction" as an addition to the Video Schema, however, what URL you add is not clear. Here is their example: "@type": "SeekToAction", "...
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Is translating an URI completely a good idea?

Today I received a request to translate the URIs of the site I was developing. I am not convinced about the suggested approach because it seems to me error prone. Is translating URI paths a common ...
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When changing domains and renaming pages are redirects really necessary? How long do they need to be in place?

Recently I moved a medium sized site from a domain to another. During the migration the structure of the site (page name/page dependency) changes but site data does not change. I was advised to ...
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Google Analytics: the impact of "Website's URL" in View settings when using a filter to combine path and hostname

I have a Google Analytics view that combines traffic to multiple subdomains. It has an advanced filter set up to view full page URL in reports. As expected when using this filter, when I go to ...
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Best form for URLs: file-name.html or /file-name/

Running a Nibbler analysis on a static website I just built, I got the following feedback: Avoid use of file extensions wherever possible. File extensions appear at the end of web addresses, and have ...
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Should I use redirects or create multiple URLs?

I have the scenario where two links should redirect to the same page, similar to the case of Wikipedia where https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ both point to ...
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How can I use Google AdSense on pages that are built dynamically based on user input?

I am trying to display ads on my web pages that have dynamic query parameters. E.g: https://app.example.com/converter?python2code=print%20g&python3code=print(g). Here the ?python2code=print%20g&...
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Canonical after updating to pretty urls

I just updated my site to use pretty URL structures. Old URL: https://digimoncard.io/deck/?deckid=1241 New URL: https://digimoncard.io/deck/green-otk-1241 I've set up my SEO like so: <meta ...
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Does using relative base url href="./second-page" instead of hard coding URL href="https://www.example.com/second-page" affect SEO?

I have created a website recently and was checking if google has indexed my website on google console. My home page is indexed but my other leaf pages connected to my home page are not indexed yet. &...
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Can hashbang (#!) URLs be used to SEO attack a website?

Apparently Google indexes hashbang URLs: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kDs-MufuiAg Can an attacker link to another website with fictitious hashbang-URLs and use it to hurt that website (if the ...
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Mixed English and Arabic URLs recommended format [duplicate]

I have a global brand that needs localization. I have a single .com domain name, with different language versions in separate directories. Example: domain.com/en/ domain.com/fr/ domain.com/ar/ We're ...
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sitemap submission error [closed]

I am facing the issue of a sitemap error in the google search console. I have submitted the sitemap manually in the search console and submission was successful but further, it is not discovering URLs ...
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Which pages get their own canonical URLs?

I am currently working to improve my site's SEO and I need to use canonical URLs. My doubt is related to which pages need to be canonical. I know for sure that my root home page needs its own ...
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Infinite Scroll with changing URL, Good or Bad for SEO?

I have a website, image gallery, with 10s of thousands of images. When a user makes a request to the website www.example.com he is returned with a paginated results, lets say 20 images. When the user ...
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For language URLs, should the default language gets its own subdirectory or take the document root?

I'm new in the i18n world, searching online the best structure to deploy my i18n website, I've found two solutions with the subdirectory model: Every language in /locale_code Default language in / ...
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Wordpress posts with /subdirectory/ in their url, good idea?

so from what I have seen there there are two ways to do this?! Install wordpress in a separate subdirectory Or Create permalinks. Why are permalinks a bad idea? A lot of people say that....
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