Sample Bibliography On Uniform Resource Locator

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Have you ever wondered that how would your mail and visitors would reach your home without your address? It is impossible to find a person without an address. Similarly on the Internet you will require an URL to locate a website. URL is short for Uniform Resource Locator. It is a global address for documents and websites on the World Wide Web.

URL is a specific type of URI (Uniform Resource Identifier). The general format of URL looks like scheme:[//[user:password@]domain[:port]][/]path[?query][#fragment]
The first part of an URL is scheme. Protocols like http, https, ftp, mailto, file and data that are registered with the IANA (Internet Assigned Numbers Authority) are used in the scheme. This part of the URL determines that the website
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Majority of the search engines index your website based on your URL they classify each webpage according to its URL. Many companies pay search engines on pay per click basis so if the URL is not tracked properly in Google analytics the company will have no idea whether the customers it is getting is from the pay per click campaign or are they organic.
URLs also carry URL parameters they are usually at the end of the URL and they are used to fetch same value from the previous page or to track the user’s activity as to from where the user is coming to the particular webpage of the website. For e.g. here the given URL if there is page one with a textbox to enter name and then on the page two the website wants to know what was the value that was entered in the previous page then the URL parameter is used to fetch the data.

Cookie is a small text file which is stored on the user’s browser as a means of giving memory to browsers and servers. Cookie contains data which is attached to HTTP header of a page request, allowing the server to determine if you have the authority to view the page and it is gives the browser an identity so that the website can determine whether this is a new customer or a returning customer.

Most of the analysis now a based on cookies for e.g. the unique visitors are counted if a new visitors comes with no cookie
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