URLs and SEO

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Forbidden URL characters

List of additional characters that can't be used in the document alias and in the file system. The following characters are forbidden by default: ' \ /:*? “ <>|&amp;%.'#[]+ =

Forbidden characters replacement

Character that will be used as a replacement of forbidden characters in the document alias and in the file system.

Friendly URL extension

Specifies the extension of friendly URLs. The extension should be preceded by a dot when entered, such as: .aspx or .html. When you omit this value, the friendly URLs will be the same as the alias path (e.g. /products/nokia).

Please note: The system of “friendly” or “smart” URLs provides several benefits. They are easy to remember and easy to write into the browser address bar. They are search engine friendly (SEO friendly). They show users where they are located on the website. You can easily send the URL of the document to your friend and they will see the same page with the particular document.

Files friendly URL extension

Specifies the extension for files that will be used in friendly URLs, such as ".aspx" or ".html".


Example: getattachment/<node alias>/myimage.aspx


When you omit this value, the files friendly URLs will have no extension at the end: getattachment/<node alias>/myimage

Excluded URLs

List of URLs (without domain) that should be excluded from the CMS engine. You can enter several paths separated by a semicolon (;).

Default URL path prefix

Defines a default URL path prefix that will be used for all URLs of the content pages. This prefix is rewritten to ‘urlpathprefix’ query string parameter.

Use name path for URL path

If checked, this key indicates that name path should be automatically copied to the URL path.

Use permanent URLs

If enabled, URLs of documents and document attachments will be generated in permanent format; if disabled, friendly URLs will be used. Learn more at Linking pages and files.

Remember original URLs when moving documents

Determines if new document aliases should be created when new document URL path or extension is set.

Google sitemap URL

URL that will be automatically rewritten to the physical location of the Google Sitemap. The physical location is ~/CMSPages/GoogleSiteMap.aspx. More information can be found at Google Sitemap.

Allow permanent (301) redirection

If enabled, the system uses permanent (301) redirection instead of standard (302) redirection for SEO purposes.

Use URLs with trailing slash

Specifies how URLs with trailing slash should be handled. Possible options: Leave the URL as is, Always use URLs with trailing slash, Always use URLs without trailing slash.

Redirect document aliases to main URL

If enabled, the document always has only one valid URL and other aliases are redirected to this main URL, for SEO purposes.

Redirect invalid case URLs to their correct versions

Checks the URL letter case, and if configured, redirects to their correct version. Options: Do not check the URLs case, Use the exact URL of the document, Redirect all requests to lower case URLs, Redirect all requests to upper case URLs.


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