Talk:URL normalization

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Suggestions of popular web based url normalizers[edit]

I think there should be suggestions of popular web based url normalizers mentioned within the article or the External Links section.--NeF (talk) 20:39, 5 April 2008 (UTC) JLKJL — Preceding unsigned comment added by 115.242.207.167 (talk) 12:59, 17 January 2012 (UTC)


What's with the animation?[edit]

This GIF serves as the article image:

Normalization URL Animation.gif

Does anyone else feel that this is a bit gratuitous? I don't know why it needs to be animated, especially with the fades. --mikechen (talk) 22:11, 13 November 2013 (UTC)

I think that this is a good visual explanation of URL normalization. -- Andrew Krizhanovsky (talk) 20:58, 14 November 2013 (UTC)

What about a missing slash for a root path[edit]

Will the following two URLs be considering equal?

If so, should the page be updated to reflect this? -- Ernstdehaan (talk) 13:12, 1 December 2014 (UTC)

Pro, this traling slash is absolutely redundant -- Polluks 14:40, 24 March 2015 (UTC)

Clarify: Search engines employ URL normalization in order to assign importance to web pages[edit]

There is a "Please Clarify" request after the text "Search engines employ URL normalization in order to assign importance to web pages". I think I can clarify this, but I am theorizing, and I am not an expert in this domain. My clarification attempt: Search Engines will give you an SEO penalty if you post duplicate content. By using URL normalization, you can signal to a search engine that you have duplicate content. This way the search engine knows to only use one version of the duplicate content, and the search engine will not give you a penalty for containing duplicate content. Thus the search engine will assign your website a higher importance, and your website will show up more in search results. Okthatsnice (talk) 02:32, 22 October 2015 (UTC)