301 is the HTTP status code for a permanent redirect.

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How to do 301 redirect for complete URL?

I have a lot of URL, which can't be redirected, or, better, rewrited with mod_rewrite in .htaccess, so instead rewriting, I have created 301 redirects manually. It isn't too much records, about 40 ...
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301 redirect for pages not in sitemap

I am thinking of creating 301 redirects for pages that are updated versions of existing pages, on the same site. The old and new pages will have very similar content. But, I want better URLs and ...
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Some questions: about google webmaster tool

I have a site like "example.com". Questions 1: I can access to my site through "example.com" and www.example.com in web browser. Both non www and www version redirects to example.com. So, is it ...
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Difference between redirect and rewrite in .htaccess (in relation to SEO and the canonical tag)

Okay so if I'm wanting to remove the extension of a URL but my canonical tags point to the url with the extension I can't use a 301 redirect without it negatively affecting SEO. Does the same go for ...
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Putting HTTPS links in my sitemap confuses Google?

In Google Webmaster Tools, "https" is one of my top content words. Clicking on the keyword, I see this is because "https" appears 160 times in my sitemap (but no where else on my site). My sitemap ...
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Is it possible to do 301 redirects by country?

We have a .com website but operate in the UK and the US, we want the .com to 301 to the .co.uk website but for people in the UK only and the .com to remain as it is. Is this possible with 301 - if not ...
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How to claim ownership of a website in Webmaster tools if that website redirects to another site

Ive got an old website that i want to 301 redirect to another website (using .htaccess). I want to claim ownership of the property in Google Webmaster tools, to do this i usually use the file upload ...
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.htaccess not passing GET parameters

I have a .htaccess file that looks like this: RewriteEngine on RewriteRule ^login$ /login.php? [L,R=301] However when I do any get parameters such as /login?random=get&params=true they don't ...
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301 or canonical for URLs with a '/'?

Is it better to use 301 redirects to URLs with a trailing / to a URL without a trailing / or is it better to canonicalise one version?
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403 or 301 domain pointing to our domain? [duplicate]

We recently discovered that a large, publicly traded corporation purchased a domain that they have pointing to our domain. Both the corporation and the domain are completely unrelated to our type of ...
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SEO images with 301 redirect

We all know that it is a best practice to use images like samsung-galaxy-s6.jpg instead of img01231.jpg. But, what if I'll use an image like http://www.example.com/img/samsung-galaxy-s6.jpg that ...
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Google Rank and Domain redirection

I have a blog on Blogspot (owned by Google). I would like to host it under my own domain. So I would consider 3 options: Create a Domain redirect to Blogspot Re-direct the existing blogspot URL to ...
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Change domain name and url structure of website simultaneously [duplicate]

Changing a domain of a website and redirecting all the links to new ones may harm google indexes and SEO of the website. I.e. Changing avicennaclinic.ir to avic.ir . Changing the structure of URLs is ...
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Apache .htaccess - All URLs with different parameters to ONE redirect

I need some help with .htaccess redirect. http://www.example.de/test-music.html?p1=1&p2[test]=23 http://www.example.de/test-music.html?p1=6&p2[test3]=5 ALL of them need to be redirected to ...
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Using 301 redirects when a website is down

I have a client who currently has their website hosted with Moonfruit. I've developed a new WordPress site for the client that I'll be launching next week, but need to transfer the domain to my ...
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After changing domain name, should I put sitemap with old links?

I've moved olddomain to newdomain. My site contains many pages (~30M indexed pages). I want to make sure all the old pages pass the link juice to the newdomain relevant page (kept same url structure). ...
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avoiding duplicate content on mobile at all costs

After thinking for numerous hours, I'm starting to think that google discovered duplicate content in a unique way. I have a website that presents photos. I have a desktop version and a mobile ...
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HTTP 301 redirect http://.example.com to http://www.example.com

One of my customers has recently had their site reviewed against best practice for security, SEO, end-user experience etc, and interestingly one of the points highlighted in the final report was that ...
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Efficient use of 301 for large redirect map

EDIT: As requested below, this is the entire ruleset for one product (obsolete now, as I should be able to consolidate these into ONE simple rule that looks for the productID#): RewriteRule ...
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Redirect https://example.com naked to https://www.example.com

I am redirecting all http:// request to https:// using apache2 virtual host file: <VirtualHost *:80> ServerName example.com ServerAlias www.example.com Redirect / ...
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Where can you set up 301 redirect on Parrallel Helms

I need to do a 301 redirect on Parrallel Helms cPanel like software. For the life of me I can not find it, the hosting company Hostworx doesn't answer my emails. Does anyone know where in Parrallel ...
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Is making a catch-all page for HTTP status 410 errors practical?

I run a website with photo galleries. Each photo gallery contains at least 100 to 500 photos on their own individual pages and If I delete a gallery then without creating any special configuration, ...
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Track 301 redirect traffic from domainA to domainB in Google analytics

Ive got domainA which has a 301 redirect setup to redirect traffic from domainA to domainB, Id like to track how much traffic is coming through as a redirect from domainA. How could i track this in ...
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How should we handle the transition period when our new website is taking shape alongside our old one? [closed]

We're re-implementing an information-and-engagement website to have a clear, external audience focus and a responsive design. We decided that the tangled information architecture, brittle ...
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SSL Enforced by Redirect but how to support NON-SNI Browsers

I'd like my website to be SSL only but I'm faced with problem regarding the SSL certification not being supported on older browsers such as IE8, not that I care to much but wondering if there's away ...
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What is the difference between canonical and 301 redirects?

I am not able to differentiate between canonical and 301 Redirects. The canonical link and 301 redirects have been around for years, but they continuously generate the confusion and questions about ...
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Cut Permanent Redirection

We had 3 successful business websites before but our previous manager combined all our assets into one through permanent redirection. Now, another manager came and he wants us to use the other 2 sites ...
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301 redirect after domain forwarding for correct search results & no duplicate content

Many of the 301 redirect instructions I found on the internet led to a looping error. The code below appears to be working now, but after so many domain forwarding and looping errors, I'm not sure ...
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Improving .htaccess 301 redirect for keeping SEO values on large WordPress blog

I have a client with a self hosted WordPress blog with 5000+ posts dating back several years that I'm creating a new template for. When the site is done, it will be moved to a new domain and the old ...
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Dealing with bots that still fetch 301's months later

Over the course of 2013 & up until September 2014 we migrated roughly a dozen domains to a new platform. In most cases the domain names remained the same, we simply pointed the domain to a new IP ...
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Should 301 redirects from www to the naked domain include the path for SEO?

I'm trying to sort out a redirect for my site from www to the "naked" domain. My redirect currently does this: www.example.com -> example.com www.example.com/test.html -> example.com Is this ...
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How to approach 3 different redirects at the same time

So this is the scenario, I have already placed some 301 redirects via the web.config file due to a website redesign recently done. I also need to put in place the non-www to www url redirect and on ...
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301 Redirect issues [duplicate]

Spent several hours trying to find the right answers... and testing codes.. Just switched my site from Dreamweaver html site to a wordpress site to keep up with the Google mobile restrictions. I now ...
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301 redirects with GET parameters

I have a page in the format of example.com/index.php?ID=someID and my client would like me to 301 permanent redirect some IDs to another domain. Will crawlers only change indexes for the specific ID ...
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301 redirecting urls with special characters using web.config

I am trying to redirect some old urls containing some special characters. When I place the url on the web.config automatically it gives me a 500 internal server error. So, how do I translate the ...
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301 redirect: does Google automatically update its index to the new URL?

If I do a site wide 301 redirect from HTTP to HTTPS, will Google update its index with the new URLs?
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Using rel canonical for non-duplicate content

I have 4 types pages: Companies Products Services Main landing pages that contains part of 3 other types with links to its. The top 3 types have pagination, but landing pages don't. They a each a ...
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Does 301 redirect at root to subdir affect SEO?

I have a site that is a django/wordpress hybrid. The wordpress site is self contained at /wp, and is the mini-site for promotion and sales that a non-logged in user sees. The django site is for the ...
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Google change of address, stuck at step 2

I'm changing the domain name of a WordPress site. I've verified the new domain name (both www and non-www) and setup 301 redirect rules for all URLs. On the "Change of address" page in Webmaster ...
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Deleting the old site and 301 redirect migration to preserve page rank [duplicate]

So I am looking to completely redesign a site, keep the domain name, but change the host. Every damn article / tutorial for successful website migration I was looking at is assuming that the old ...
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Deleted pages best practice [duplicate]

I have a large directory with bars, restaurants, clubs etc. in Australia. I currently have 500+ venues indexed in Google with good pagerank. That's great! Sometimes I need to delete a venue because ...
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Is it OK to redirect ASP files to HTML files? How long should the redirects be in place?

I need to redirect a big stack of URLs from old .asp to .html file extensions. We are working on a windows server therefore I think I can use the web.config file to set these redirects. I am also ...
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Inconsistent 301 redirects at GoDaddy

I am getting mixed results when using GoDaddy's built-in URL forwarding feature. While these redirects work when using the browser, a test with redirectcheck.com sometimes shows the following result: ...
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How to tell Google Webmaster that I combine 2 website?

I have an online store that is already around for 5 years – let's say the web address is oldsite.com. It has about 1,000-2,000 visitor/day, about 18,000 indexed page. But oldsite.com is using a very ...
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301 Redirects non www to www + new url

Recently I did some 301 redirections on one of my websites. First I did the non www to www redirect on the .htaccess file. Then I did the list of 301 redirects from the old urls to the new ones. ...
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Would you recommend a 301, 302 or something else?

Ok I have built a resort guide for a summer holiday destination. This is how I have structured the site. www.domain.co.uk/resort-name-a/guide www.domain.co.uk/resort-name-a/nightlife etc. Now, in ...
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Should I do a permanent redirect on URLs with varying querystrings?

We have moved our website from classic ASP to Magento. In the process almost all our URLs have changed. I noticed some old style URL requests are being made with Google campaign tracking in the ...
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Google finding non existant URLs on my site and 301 redirects failing

I have been checking webmaster tools and found that Google has picked up some soft 404s. The weird thing is there are no such pages on my site and I dont know how Google has come up with these URLs. ...
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Trying to add cache header to 301 pages made by ModRewrite

I have several URLs on my website that get redirected to other URLs using Mod-Rewrite. For example: RewriteRule ^section$ /newsection [NC,L,R=301] The above rule redirects ...
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Is it a good idea to redirect http://www.example.com to http://example.com or keep both? [duplicate]

Is it a good idea to redirect http://www.example.com to http://example.com or keep both ?