Oct 19, 2021

redirect a specific url (without additional strings)

kurt0123 published thread redirect a specific url (without additional strings)

Hello,

I want to redirect :

https://example.com/abcd

to

https://example.com/abc

but it should leave the following alone

https://example.com/abcd/123
Oct 12, 2021

Spaces in URLs

kurt0123 published thread Spaces in URLs

Hello,

For years I've been working on my URLs to prevent spaces. However it's time consuming when you have a lot of dynamic pages. I just stumble upon this URL of a well known website. Is Google more flexible about having spaces in URL now ?

https://www.thesaurus.net/small boat
Sep 17, 2021

Re: Request for Reindexing on Google

kurt0123 upvoted Re: Request for Reindexing on Google

5-20 photos (new pages) a day is perfectly fine, I wouldn't be worried about crawl budget at all in this case, even though your website is fairly new.

The linking situation: while it might be ambiguous, think about it; It's OK to link live anchors across the forum - related thread or thread that already answered someones' question. Yet live links to third party sites could be potentially harmful (for both parties). When linking to a source which contains spam/malicious content, it is harmful for the forum, while often times, when for example discussing penalties and grey/black hat strategies, as an OP, you don't want your site being linked directly with (which Google could easily find out...). BUT we still need to leave room for users to link to a highly reputable sources to back up their opinions like studies, white papers, Google documentation, etc.

To add on this whenever you insert a link here, it ask you for link description i.e. I know, yet most of the users would just copy paste the link without using the editors link button.

If you have any suggestions how to make linking better/more effective around here, I'll be happy to discuss.

Thanks

Sep 16, 2021

Re: Request for Reindexing on Google

kurt0123 upvoted Re: Request for Reindexing on Google

It depends on how much resources Google have for your site (crawl budget). If it's new site and you have thousands of new photos everyday, I would not expect they will crawl them all and refresh their index on daily basis. Just part of it at best. However, if you gain better ranking positions, CTR etc., they will do eventually.

Also, please, do not link-spam the board. We use code for URLs. Whenever someone uses nice anchor text, it's a red flag and your post may be deleted. So, just use links and sanitize them.

Request for Reindexing on Google

kurt0123 replied to thread Request for Reindexing on Google

Hi and thanks,

It's a 10 weeks old website. Am not sure what to answer for the 'Crawl budge'. Coverage is 809 valid pages / 0 errors. I do have about some 5-20 photos everyday.

> Also, please, do not link-spam the board. We use code for URLs. Whenever someone uses nice anchor text, it's a red flag and your post may be deleted. So, just use links and sanitize them.

This might be ambiguous. So one should always use code button to enter his URL ? As far as I understand a spam link is one which is not related to the post or someone who will deliberately post a link which has no sense at all being included in the message. To add on this whenever you insert a link here, it ask you for link description i.e.

[enter link description here](http://example.com)

Request for Reindexing on Google

kurt0123 published thread Request for Reindexing on Google

Hello,

I have a page "Latest photos" which is being updated everyday. The page contains a list of photo entries and each photo has get their own page/link.

https://explora.mu/hd-photos/latest

Am requesting Google search console to reindex the page everyday. Will Google index the individual links to each photo entry ?

Thanks !

Aug 12, 2021

Mass remove URLs from Search Console

kurt0123 published thread Mass remove URLs from Search Console

Hello,

I have the followings URLs which are indexed in GSC :

https://mysite.com/thispath/beach (page 1)
https://mysite.com/thispath/beach?start=20 (page 2)
https://mysite.com/thispath/beach?start=40 (page 3)
https://mysite.com/thispath/beach?start=60 (page 4)

and so on... Each page will show up a list of 20 beach photos.

I do have others like :

https://mysite.com/thispath/sunset (page 1)
https://mysite.com/thispath/sunset?start=20 (page 2)
https://mysite.com/thispath/sunset?start=40 (page 3)
https://mysite.com/thispath/sunset?start=60 (page 4)

I have consolidated all pages so that all photos will now show on

https://mysite.com/thispath/beach, https://mysite.com/thispath/sunset

(same URLs which used to be page 1 only) using lazyload - I do think it's a good idea for better SEO, right ?

Can I use some wild cards to remove all URLs containing : ?start=20, ?start=40, ?start=60 etc... ? Or remove all URLs with "?" in their path ?

I only have the option to use prefix in 'Removals' > "Temporary Removals'

kurt0123

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