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Our free URL rewriting tool transforms your dynamic, complex looking URL to a static, nice looking one. We offer two types of URLs, first is single page URL like "www.example.com/flowers_rose.html" and the second is directory type URL like "www.example.com/flowers/rose.html". Both types are SEO friendly and readable by your visitors. What's more we provide .htaccess command lines to implement your website's .htaccess file. This is mandatory for the URL rewriting to work. Besides free online URL rewriting tool, we have more free seo tools that may help you.
What is URL rewriting and mod_rewrite
mod_rewrite is the apache server's rewrite module that provides you with the capability to redirect a URL on the server machine to a different one without having the visitor's knowledge. This process uncovers loads of possibilities, from just redirecting old addresses to new URLs, to deleting unwanted URLs originating from a poorly coded website publishing system supplying you with cleaner URLs which are, undoubtedly friendlier to both visitors and search engines like google, yahoo, bing etc. This also hides the underlying technology of the website (for example; ASP or PHP) from users. URL rewriting is basically changing the technical and complex view of the URLs to a much readable and simpler form.
Benefits of URL rewriting and SEO
URL rewriting enables webmasters to display simple and readable URLs to your visitors since long and complex URLs distract the user's attention and provide him the impression that the website is way too complicated. Also it enables webmasters to technically alter the hierarchy of their website, without changing the existing structure of the URLs. It is considered critical that the URLs of the website should be static in an effort to support SEO. What's more, this URL rewriting method allows the SEO consultant or the webmaster an additional control over the primary keywords that show up in the URLs irrespective of the technical considerations. The keywords in URLs seem to be a factor in a website page's ranking in search engines.
Useful sources about URL rewriting
https://httpd.apache.org/docs/2.2/en/misc/rewriteguide.html - Apache web server URL rewriting guide
https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/76329?hl=en - Importance of clean URL structure from Google