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301 is the HTTP status code for a permanent redirect.

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How to change wordpress site without losing SEO positioning

I have a WordPress site of 2 years ago; hosted on a typical WAMP server. Now I would change its theme but the one I have chosen doesn't work with qTranslate (neither with mqTranslate) plugin so I'm ...
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Duplicated content www on subdomain and SSL

I have a eCommerce based on OpenCart, but I was wondering about change my domain name for SEO purposes. For me the critical thing about my changes are the imminent possibility of domain change, I'm ...
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Would a redirect from “/” to “http://www.mydomain.com” (to add the www) delist a site?

I am taking over a site for a client, and their SERP is very low for no obvious reason. I found that there is a 301 that looks like this: Redirect 301 / http://www.mydomain.org/ When I look at the ...
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Is it bad SEO practice to redirect home page to a specific article on site?

I have a specific page on my site that I want for now to be the one viewed by default when a user connect to example.com. Still, I want that specific article to maintain his "URL identity" with his ...
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Trailing slash on Root folder - Is it possible to remove it without 301?

I have noticed something very strange on the site I'm working on. We currently only show http://www.example.com. The URL http://www.example.com/ (slash at the end) gets 301ed to ...
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Removing trailing slash ONLY for a specific directory

I would like to 301 redirect my URL that has a trailing slash to a URL without a trailing slash. That part is simple (RewriteRule ^(.*)\/(\?.*)?$ $1$2 [R=301,L]) However I only want to do it if that ...
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When redirecting HTTP traffic to HTTPS, is it OK to redirect non-existant pages to a 404 error?

We've recently converted several of our websites to require HTTPS on all pages. HSTS headers have been set and rules added into Apache to 301 redirect all traffic from HTTP to HTTPS. However, similar ...
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Redirecting www to non www in subfolder

I have Joomla installed on root folder and another Joomla installed on a subfolder. I want to redirect www to no-www in subfolder by this code in blog .htaccess: RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ...
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How to redirect domain from www.example.it to www.example.eu?

Our company need to migrate domain from: www.example.it -> www.example.eu The example.it have some links with 301 redirects like: example.it/index.php?id=10&link=slug (301 redirect to) -> ...
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How to handle multiple domains for one service/product?

I am wondering how to setup (SEO- and SERPs-wise) a product launch with multiple domains. Lets say I have product X and it's an answer for subject A, subject B and subject C. www.example.com is were ...
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Multiple domains (for multiple brands) redirecting to different pages of a website

A "digital agency", call it Acme.com, provides a broad range services from web applications through to copywriting. It wants a single website with separate areas for each department/service area, each ...
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What is an optimum redirect / canonical path for this instance?

In assisting with the migration of a friend's site, we discovered that 301 redirects had been created for what are, ultimately, temporary pages. These temporary pages then point to a canonical URL ...
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Add all 301 redirected sites to Google Webmaster Tools?

I have one canonical web site, http://example.com. I also got the .net and .org, domains, so I have 301 redirected all the following to my canonical web site: http://www.example.com ...
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Permanent redirections after changing the product links structure on Prestashop

I'm looking at changing the products URLs' structure on a Prestashop (v1.5) website. That process is quite straight-forward and it can be done instantly through the corresponding admin panel. The ...
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New Domain, Lost SERP

I have a client that recently purchased an industry-related proprietary CMS solution for their website. This company went through the typical designs, and helped them set up their website, etc. etc. ...
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301 htaccess redirect for WordPress tag

I need a 301 redirect for tag pages that have been created, for example: http://www.mydomain.co.uk/tag/endovenous-laser/page/14/?m&pgd=10 It might look something like this I guess, but this did ...
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What defines a permenant redirect?

I'm a little confused between a 301 redirect, the javascript meta http-equiv="refresh approach and lastly using a 404 which can work out where you wanted to get to and then forward you on. I can see ...
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Need a suggestion on how to resolve two pages containing duplicate content

I need a small suggestion about this article regarding my site: http://moz.com/learn/seo/duplicate-content I find that I have 2 pages with the same content and one is using a query string like: ...
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Can I switch 301 redirect direction from A->B to B->A and how does it affect SEO?

I have a blog that has been up for a few years. It doesn't contain a great number of pages but the domain name contains two keywords that I want to rank for, like keyword1-keyword2.com. I have ...
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Redirecting from a link but allowing the link to still be visited with htaccess

I have three versions of an article on a website. Each one is written a few years after the last and updates the topic to keep it fresh and I want to redirect traffic from the older ones to the newer ...
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Should I 301 permanent redirect to my custom 404 page?

I'm trying to figure out the correct way to send visitors to a custom 404 page when they hit a page that doesn't exist. Is issuing a 301 redirect to the custom 404 page the recommended method?
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Redirect Everything After slash (/) to another directory

I'm sure this is an easy thing to do but I can't seem to find the answer! I'm trying to redirect https://carddav.example.com/MYUSERNAME to ...
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Google Indexing PHP pages with and without backslash [duplicate]

How can we use the .htaccess file to only have our pages indexed by Google without the trailing slash. Right now both pages are being indexed.
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Remove extension from URL using a rewrite without resulting in a redirect loop

On the server, I have a file (on the filesystem) called page.html, which I want to be accessed as site.com/page So if someone goes to site.com/page.html, it should 301 redirect to site.com/page I've ...
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Rewrite cond regex to split an url with a /

I'm struggling to correct the aftereffects a bogus redirect I made which led to a lot of 404s. I need to 301 redirect URLs that look like example.com/xysometext to example.com/xy/sometext ...
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When Google gives up recrawling 301 that led to 404?

I've transferred a domain and made a mistake in the redirects (the URL structure is identical). Even though they went to the new domain, the error caused a 404 when crawled by Google bot. 10 days ...
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Changing website Url - Am I making an SEO mistake

I have a webiste with a .com domain that is a year old. The business is a shop based in Ireland and I have purchased a .ie domain. I plan to move the website over to the new domain, SEO Good or Bad ...
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301 redirect to 404 page or set status code to 404 and stay on page?

I have a number of pages on my website that only administrators can access and access to these pages is given if a querystring value if found and correctly set. For example: ...
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Google is re-indexing pages after redirecting URLs from HTTP to HTTPS incorrectly

I upgraded my site so that all pages have gone from using HTTP to HTTPS. I didn't consider that Google treats HTTPS pages differently than HTTP. I recreated my sitemap to so that all links now ...
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Move old website with bad SEO to other domain: redirect or start from scratch?

I have an old website with very bad SEO and PR, but still with some visitors per-day. Lately I've rebuilt the app and the concept of it and I'm going to deploy everything in a new domain. I would ...
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Ranking hit after site migration

I migrated my site from its old domain over a month ago. I followed Google Webmaster Tools completely, including 301 redirects from every existing URL to the new domain, and then submitting a change ...
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Lost website rankings as a result of using a 302 redirect instead of a 301

I have an online store and during the last 2 days I noticed a big change in its SERPS for some keywords. The site is indexed in local Google for 5 keywords, and the online store is based on Magento ...
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301 redirect doersnt work in SERP

I setup a 301 redirect on my root that points to a new domain. When I type the old domain URL into browser 301 works just fine. When I do a keyword search for my site and click on the link it still ...
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Is it possible to regain a site's traffic after losing some to a transfer / merge?

After merging two sites to a third, using proper 301 redirects and transferring the domains in Google webmaster tools, overall traffic dropped by ~50%. One of the original sites was getting a plenty ...
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Is there a way to download the Google index for my website?

I have a client that's launching a new website on their current domain. I don't want to lose their SEO rankings, so I need to ensure that all the old, indexed content gets properly redirected to the ...
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301 redirect the home pages but keep sitemap pages same

I have manually redirected my entire site. The only page that's left is the homepage. How do I redirect my homepage to the new site (http://example.com) but keep my sitemaps on the old domain ...
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Can we preserve our old domains Pagerank but cut all ties with the old domain such that it doesn't redirect?

Here's the situation - a client of mine has recently changed their company name and have changed their web address. They want to completely cut all ties with their old brand, so they have told me that ...
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GoDaddy URL redirect won't work with affixed www

I have a mydomain.com that I recently redirected to my-new-domain.com using the forward option 301 in GoDaddy. It is working fine when I typed in mydomain.com, but when I typed it with the affixed ...
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Will previous 301 redirect still be cached if site switches to using SSL?

For reasons only my past self knows I put a 301 redirect in place to force all traffic to example.org from www.example.org. Put simply it dropped the www. subdomain. Now I would like to change it so ...
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When to tell Google Webmaster Tools that domain has moved

I have moved a site to a different domain name and did a complete overhaul. Link structure has changed because the old one was very bad. That being said, I am doing 301's manually on about 1800 pages. ...
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Setting up Redirects for old pages

I have some old pages that for a website that are showing up in google search results. Until google reindexes the site, I want to redirect those urls to the new homepage. Yet, when I go through ...
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Adding Keywords in URL - Stuffing or Good Technique [duplicate]

I have about 25 pages on my website and after seeing Matt Cutts talk about how keywords in a URL is a good SEO technique, I decided to rename my files a more SEO friendly name. However, I now have ...
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non-cachable Canonical redirect of www to non-www

I know this question is debatable for the whole eternity, and most likely nobody knows the real philosophy of this problem. But I'm trying to solve the problem about 301 and 302 response headers in ...
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Google Webmaster Tools doesn't show any indexed pages after redirection

I have a website that was properly configured in Google Webmaster Tools and indexed in Google. Then I created a redirection from this website to my new website so that any request to: www.mysite.fr ...
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Multilingual website without any index file in the root folder

My client has a very simple website with two different languages and I decided to make a separate folder for each language, for example: domain.com/en/ domain.com/de/ But in the root folder there's ...
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Code for redirecting an HTML page without an extension using an .htaccess file results in a 404 error

I'm trying to redirect an HTML page to a WordPress page which has no extension. The result of redirecting example.com/fa/home.html to example.com/fa/ is a 404 page not found. As you can see they're ...
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changing URL format afftects SEO reputation and not considering 301 redirection

We had URL http://www.example.com/category/subcategory.html which changed to http://www.example.com/category/filter/cat/subcategory.html We did 301 redirection, updated canonical URL to new one also ...
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301 Redirects: SEO Credit After Modifications to Redirect

I recently moved www.example1.com to www.example2.com. Initially, for a period of perhaps 1-2 weeks, this move was most likely a redirect from www.example1.com/blah to www.example2.com (go to the ...
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Moving site new domain web.config IIS8.5 page level [duplicate]

I'm rebranding a site I own and moving to a new domain. I want the best process to manage this. I have heard that it's best practice to make a redirect for each page in the web.config - is this true? ...
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301 redirection removes UTM tags from URLs

A page redirects to another page using a 301 redirect in a .htaccess file. If try to access the page from a URL with UTM tagging after redirection, it removes all UTM tagging. Is this normal ...