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Clean url for uploaded files

Hi !

 

I have to use pdf files for some of my website pages.

But the automatically generated URL is a complicated one, such as :

mydomain.com/uploads/8/9/7/6/89762881/infos_pratiques.pdf

 

I believe this is not great for SEO. Is there a simple way to change the URL to something simplier, such as :

mydomain.com/infos_pratiques.pdf  ?

 

Thank you !

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Community Manager

Re: Clean url for uploaded files

I don't think there's a way without development changes to make a shorter URL like that. It looks ugly for us but I'm not sure what SEO impact it would have as long as the file name itself is something readable by Google.

 

I can see how it would be nice to have a cleaner looking URL though - you could post that to Vote on Features if you haven't yet, @Paul_S:

 

https://community.weebly.com/t5/Vote-on-Features/idb-p/IdeaExchange

- Adam
Senior Community Specialist
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Re: Clean url for uploaded files

i am having a problem uploading files with same name in different pages, as the file is replaced in all pages.

is there any possible solution for this issue?
Community Manager

Re: Clean url for uploaded files

I think the simplest solution is to give your files a different name for different pages. You could add the page name to the end of the file so you know which goes to which page.

- Adam
Senior Community Specialist
Explorer

Re: Clean url for uploaded files

When I just searched this topic, it is listed as SOLVED! but it is not solved. When you look at the responses you see there is no solution. I don't know what the reason for this might be, but it makes my website look clunky, especially f I want to send an email pointing to a new article.

Employee Moderator

Re: Clean url for uploaded files

Hi @JeffT sorry for the confusion. I believe the original poster marked Adam's response as solved because of his suggestion to submit as a feature request. 

 

Are you linking to a page on your site or a file?  Sorry, just saw the clarification on your other post.