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Google is giving me a crawl error for pages that I have removed like www.mysite.com/mypage.html. I want to redirect this pages to the new page www.mysite.com/mysite/mypage. I tried to do that by using .htaccess but instead of fixing the problem, the crawl pages increased and a new crawl came www.mysite.com/www.mysite.com.

This is my .htaccess file:

<IfModule mod_rewrite.c>
RewriteEngine On
RewriteBase /sitename/
RewriteRule ^index\.php$ - [L]
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
RewriteRule . /sitename/index.php [L]
# END WordPress

Should I add this after the rewrite rule or I should do something else?

RewriteRule ^pagename\.html$ http://www.sitename.com/pagename [R=301]
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Your problem may be to do with that rewritebase command.

Have you checked you redirects to see if they work properly?

I would place my custom redirects above the rewrite block of code. It makes more sense and avoids that rewritebase causing trouble. Just make sure you have a rewriteengine on before it all.

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i tried it but under the rewrite code i will try to add it above it but i am afraid that the website may crash but you mean above all the rewrite rolls even the RewriteEngine On – sarah Mar 19 '13 at 5:42
i tried it before and after RewriteEngine On but nothing happened – sarah Mar 19 '13 at 5:48
RewriteEngine On should always be first. I was talking about the rewritebase command and it's effect on anything after it – Tiggerito Mar 22 '13 at 15:40

I prefer to use the Redirect command in .htaccess rather than a rewrite rule for simple redirects:

redirect 301 /pagename.html http://www.sitename.com/pagename

But if you would rather use a rewrite rule, your rule looks like it should be fine.

When I run WordPress, it is more convenient for me to install the Quick Page/Post Redirect Plugin that allows me to specify all the redirects from the WordPress admin interface. I also install the True Google 404 Plugin that keeps track of 404s in the admin interface so I know which redirects to add.

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thanks Stephen Ostermiller for replay i installed the plugin Quick Page/Post Redirect Plugin and redirected a page and opened the page to see if i is redirected or no but it still gives me 401 not found – sarah Mar 19 '13 at 5:38
Not found is 404, 401 is "not authorized". There is something else going on. – Stephen Ostermiller Mar 19 '13 at 9:31
what do you mean by something else ?? this is what appears Not Found The requested URL /servers.html was not found on this server. Additionally, a 404 Not Found error was encountered while trying to use an ErrorDocument to handle the request. Dimofinf Hosting mod_fcgid/2.3.6 Server at www.digitalways.com.sa Port 80 – sarah Mar 19 '13 at 12:18
You had said "401" not "404". Based on the ErrorDocument error message you just pasted in, you also have a problem similar to this one: serverfault.com/questions/299731/… – Stephen Ostermiller Mar 19 '13 at 12:30

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