URL

Definition

Location of a resource on the Internet.

Information

A URL, short for universal resource locator, includes the protocol (ex. HTTP, FTP), the domain name (or IP address), and additional path information (folder/file). On the Web, a URL may address a Web page file, image file, or any other file supported by the HTTP protocol.

URLs are often important to marketers in that they are part of the phrase “Add URL”, the process of submitting a site or page to another site, usually a search engine or directory.

An example URL:

http://www.marketingterms.com/dictionary/url/

Synonyms

universal resource locator

Related Terms

domain name

Sites

W3.org : Naming and Addressing

SearchTools.com : Generating Simple URLs

Articles

How to Succeed with URLs
A List Apart (October 12, 2001)

Rewriting URLs within Apache
The FreeBSD Diary (January 19, 2000)

URLs! URLs! URLs!
A List Apart (2000)

Linking Mistakes To Avoid, Part 1: Link Optimization and Short URLs
ericward.com