Help With This Please

by Les Blackwell 4 replies
Hi All,

1) Is a URL the same as a domain name i.e. do you have to register it?

2) When you search on say Google, how come the page you will go to eg www. something.com shows up at the bottom when you put your cursor over the blue title which has different wording.

3) How come this doesn't happen if you put the cursor over the blue title of a sponsored link?

Thank's in advance
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  • Profile picture of the author Kevin Riley
    Originally Posted by Les Blackwell View Post

    Hi All,

    1) Is a URL the same as a domain name i.e. do you have to register it?

    2) When you search on say Google, how come the page you will go to eg www. something.com shows up at the bottom when you put your cursor over the blue title which has different wording.

    3) How come this doesn't happen if you put the cursor over the blue title of a sponsored link?

    Thank's in advance
    Les

    1. A URL can be the domain name (sample.com) or a page (sample.com/pages/page1.html) You only register the domain.

    2. When you have wording with different URL under (example This is a link) It's coded that way.

    3. Sponsored links have to follow Google's Adwords rules
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  • Profile picture of the author Ben Roy
    I'd like to elaborate just a little.

    1) URL stands for "uniform resource locator". It is the complete location of some resource, whether it's a page or a video or an image. The URL includes the "http://" which basically says how the browser and server will talk, the domain which has to resolve to a specific IP address (a computer's location on the internet), and a path, which is everything after the domain name. Your home page path is usually just "/".

    The path portion doesn't have to be registered with anyone. A browser sends a request for a specific path and the server (your web host) figures out what is being asked for. You can make up as many paths as you want, or at least as many as your host can handle (basically unlimited).

    2) Your browser is looking out for you by showing you the actual link that you will go to when you click on the link. This can be circumvented though, so if in doubt you probably don't want to trust it. You can actually tell the browser what to show when the link is moused over, or there are lots of other ways to get around it.
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