Static URL

What Does Static URL Mean?

A static URL is a URL that does not change depending on input from a remote database or server, but stays the same with each page load. Static URLs are the norm for pages that do not contain interactive elements based on the results of a web administrator’s remote data.


Techopedia Explains Static URL

Search engines often prioritize static URLs over dynamic URLs. As a result, some Web administrators pursue "URL rewriting" in order to make dynamic URLs more attractive.

While a dynamic URL may not have an advantage in terms of search engine visibility, these kinds of URLs enable all sorts of functionality related to passing data or commands through a remote server. Web administrators who specialize in this kind of interactivity offer businesses and organizations many different ways to make a Web page do more than just display information.


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