A uniform resource locator, abbreviated as URL (also known as web address, particularly when used with HTTP), is a specific character string that constitutes a reference to a resource. In most web browsers, the URL of a web page is displayed on top inside an address bar. An example of a typical URL would be "http://en.example.org/wiki/Main_Page". A URL is technically a type of uniform resource identifier (URI), but in many technical documents and verbal discussions, URL is often used as a synonym for URI, and this is not considered a problem.
Posts about Url
  • SEO basics: What is a permalink?

    … The permalink is the full URL you see – and use – for any given post, page or other pieces of content on your site. It’s a permanent link, hence the name permalink. A permalink could include your domain name (www.yoast.com) plus what’s called a slug, the piece of the URL that comes after the domain name. This might include a date or a category…

    Yoast- 17 readers -
  • Domain names and their influence on SEO

    … that predicts how well your website will rank on the search results pages. It’s based on data from the Mozscape web index and includes link counts, MozRank and MozTrust scores, and dozens of other factors (more than 40 in total). Source: Moz.com. It’s Moz-specific, so if you are using Moz, go check it out. And if you are a heavy user of domain authority, please elaborate why in the comments, as it’s not a metric I use, to be honest :) Keep reading: ‘SEO friendly URLs’ » …

    Michiel Heijmans/ Yoastin SEO- 16 readers -
  • The perfect WordPress SEO permalink structure

    … In the past we received a lot questions regarding optimizing your WordPress SEO URL / permalink structure. Questions ranging from whether you should have the category in your permalink structure to the length of your slugs. In this post, we’ll address some of these questions and attempt to give you a better understanding of your permalink…

    Joost De Valk/ Yoastin SEO Blogging- 40 readers -
  • How to remove www from your URL

    … At Yoast, we sometimes receive the question how to remove (or add) www to your website’s URL. In this post I’ll show you how you can enforce either a www or non-www url by tweaking your .htaccess file (or nginx.conf if you’re running on an Nginx server). Get the most out of Yoast SEO, learn every feature and best practice in our Yoast SEO…

    Yoastin How To's- 17 readers -
  • Ask Yoast: can I cancel a 301 or 410 redirect?

    … After creating a redirect, it might happen you’d like to use the URL of that post or page again. Or perhaps you decide that you’d like to cancel that redirect after some time. Reasons for this could be that redirecting that post or page was a mistake, or the post or page contains valuable content again. In this case you might ask yourself…

    Joost De Valk/ Yoast- 31 readers -
  • Ask Yoast: change URLs when relaunching website?

    … Relaunching a website can be an overwhelming project. You need a new design and perhaps new functionalities. What should you do with your existing content? And what about new content? The more changes you want, the more challenging it gets. In this process you might face the question if you should change or keep your URLs. We hope to help to make…

    Joost De Valk/ Yoast- 36 readers -
  • SEO basics: What’s a slug and how to optimize it

    … In SEO, we often talk about creating the right slug for a page. But what is this really? And why should you optimize it? In this post, we’ll explain all you need to know about it. When you google “what’s a slug”, you’ll find that the definition we’re looking for is “a part of a URL which identifies a particular page on a website in a form…

    Michiel Heijmans/ Yoast- 22 readers -
  • SEO best practice guide for URLs

    … Today we’re going to take a look at the basic building block of not just SEO, but your very web presence itself: the humble URL. Does the structure of a URL (or uniform resource locator for pointless trivia fans) matter to SEO? Yes it does, in fact there are many best practices you should consider when creating a URL for your content…

    Christopher Ratcliff/ Search Engine Watchin SEO- 15 readers -
  • Optimising Website URLs for SEO and Usability

    …-agent: Googlebot Disallow: /*attr=price* In such a case, even when your website allows users to select multiple attributes to filter products by (i.e. faceted navigation), you still have full control over which pages Google can crawl and index, thus reducing crawl waste and preventing index issues. Site Structure and Information Architecture All…

    Barry Adams/ State of Digitalin SEO- 36 readers -
  • Facebook Releases Guide to Smart Publishing Feature for Publishers

    … analytics for the posts and moderate comments. If you choose to manually post a link with the same URL, it’ll replace the Smart Publishing post. Smart Publishing is currently available to a limited number of media organizations. Eligible page admins can opt-in to Smart Publishing from the publisher tools section within page settings. The guide also included a fairly detailed frequently asked questions page. Publishers: Have you used or would you try Smart Publishing? Smart Publishing …

    David Cohen/ AllTwitterin Social Facebook- 11 readers -
  • SEO Advice for the SMB

    … are keeping this VERY basic, but I’m working under the assumption that you have a $300-per-month budget for SEO, and perhaps can’t afford the money for professional advice. The Other "Key Ingredient" to SEO Is Links. I firmly believe that Google is trying to move away from a link-based algorithm, and that they are incorporating a lot of other signals…

    Mark Jackson/ Search Engine Watchin SEO- 8 readers -
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