Url Stands For Uniform Resource Locator

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URL stands for Uniform Resource Locator. It is, basically physical addresses of objects which are retrievable using protocols already deployed on the internet. Each page has its own unique web address (URL). This is how your computer locates the web page that you we would like to visit
Some examples of URLs are http://www.cnet.com/, http://web.mit.edu/, ftp://info.apple.com/.
Not every URL is of the same kind. Some begins with ‘http’, ‘ftp’ etc. The initial part of a URL indicates what kind of resource it is addressing. Here is a list of the different resource prefixes:
• http - a hypertext directory or document (such as a Web page)
• ftp - a directory of files or an actual file available to download
• gopher - a gopher document or menu
• telnet - a Unix-based computer system that you can log into
• news - a newsgroup
• WAIS - a database or document on a Wide Area Information Search database
• file - a file located on your hard drive or some other local drive [1]
A URL contains the following information:

The second part of a URL (after the ‘://’) contains the address of the target computer being located as well as the path to the file in that computer.
For example, in ‘http://alumni.sju.edu/s/1378/start.aspx’ ‘alumni.sju.edu’ is the address or domain name of the host computer and ‘/s/1378/start.aspx’ is the path to the file.

Why Analysts should know about URLs:
The goal of implementing a URL Tagging Strategy is to understand how each advertising campaign you run…
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