301 is the HTTP status code for a permanent redirect.

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Google Webmaster can't recognize redirect

I add a 301 redirect for a URL listed in the "Crawl Error" but when I try to fetch it on the Webmaster Tools it is still "Not Found". When you type the URL on the address bar the redirect is ok. I ...
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Is there a safe way to redirect traffic from a dozen old websites to a new (unrelated) website?

Over the years I've built over a dozen unsuccessful sites. They get 10-100 visitors per day each. The topics include all kinds of random things - recipes, hiking tips, military equipment, gym bloopers,...
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.htaccess redirect without changing url in users' address bar

My website redirects to /temp when visiting the root, I'd like it to appear as the root, without the /temp in the URL address bar. I have a simple .htaccess: Options +FollowSymlinks RewriteEngine On ...
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301 redirects for pages with <a name> bookmarks

We are rebuilding our current retail site (art re-sellers) which uses internal bookmarks for much of the links ie products on a hub page that link to the details for that product on another page with ...
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How to htaccess redirect 301 from old to new site with conditions

Is it possible at the same time to redirect 301 multiple URLs/pages from old to new redirect 301 all remain old pages to new homepage redirect 301 both www/without of old homepage to new homepage ...
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Retire a domain

We have a domain foo.com which was pointing to our main site bar.com (same IP address) Different content rendered for foo.com and bar.com We have decided to retire foo.com. For the last while all foo ...
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Canonical Tags and, 301 and Legacy/Old format URLs indexed

I have posted another question too which is related, but separate. Removing old format URLS This question is slightly confusing because I changed the domain. Previously, we were running the site at ...
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SEO - Canonical Tags and, 301 and Product Variations

My website has undergone many changes over the past 10 years, as I guess most have, rankings have dropped and over the past few months I have been working on the site and CMS a lot to improve it, but ...
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How to make transition from HTTP/1.1 to HTTP/2 with SEO in mind?

I'm aware that HTTP/2 is using only https protocol. My existing implementation on the website are all HTTP/1.1 with http protocol with thousands of existing urls. To add HTTP/2 support, without ...
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301 or linking to domain

I purchased a number of (oldish) domains, 2 or 3 of these domains have relatively good backlinks and according to MOZ (if that is worth anything) a goodish page rank. These domains are currently ...
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Owning multiple unestablished domains and redirecting to one domain

If I was to own multiple unestablished domain names such as abc.com xyz.com hij.co.uk etc... for the purpose of keeping them away from my competitors, and then I was to 301 redirect them to one domain;...
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wordpress 301 redirect tag to main page

I have posted previously about wordpress tags and archives and whether it can lead to duplicate content problems, the overwhelming response was NO google is smart enough to realise the difference. ...
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Is it OK to merge pages and make other changes while the site is undergoing AdSense review?

My website is currently under stage-2 AdSense review. I have identified some key user experience issues which I can easily fix, however I'm worried that it will affect the review process. Can I ...
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Redirect loop from two domain using the same .htaccess

How our FTP was setup, the root level is Website #1. Website #2 has it's own directory folder inside that root. Both websites refer to the same .htaccess. If I do Redirect 301 /example/ http://www....
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301 redirect with Apache: All paths of URL to a single path

I am migrating a website from one platform to another, and in that process, I'm getting rid of the old domain name. There is no direct relation between the paths on the old and new website, and ...
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SEO impact of redirecting high ranking mirror site to the main website

During SEO audit for a client I noticed that they had over a dozen duplicate websites that are carbon copies of the main website. This was done via CMS platform and DNS. One of the mirror sites has ...
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Make domain 301 redirect to a static WordPress page

After adding a new page in WordPress i have this URL structure: domain.com/page. I would like to point a top level domain to this page using a PHP redirect: header( 'HTTP/1.1 301 Moved Permanently' );...
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Changing 301 redirect multiple times

Let's say I am a mortgage broker that has an entire neighborhood of houses to sell. I sell one of the houses, call it House A. For whatever reason, House A has great SEO, while the rest do not rank ...
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Is there negative impact on using a 301 redirected link as main nav?

Is there negative impact on using a 301 redirected link as main nav link? Current company has Main Nav to Blog as http://hannainst.com/about/company-blog.html (a 301 redirect) to http://hannainst....
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Adding an extra domain to match target keywords

We have an existing brand and now a 'new entertainment' product, but the kewords and top results for this 'new entertainment' are dominated by the competition. Is it a good idea to add an extra ...
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Why would a redirected site accrue sessions in Google Analytics?

A site I have is set up to redirect (301) to another site. But strangely the redirected site is accruing sessions in Google Analytics. The session numbers for each site (the redirected one and the one ...
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301 redirect or canonical

I'm launching version 2 of my site. It has a new url structure, but largely the same contents. I have around 500+ content pages that gets affected. This is a custom build and I have no technical ...
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How to redirect 301 within subdomain?

I have 2 campaigns at competition.example.com/option_1 competition.example.com/option_2 option_1 and optino_2 are in separate folders which are in root folder. Each file and root has its own ....
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301 Per Redirect .htaccess w/ match to a set of words

I am trying to edit .htaccess to do 301 redirect from old domain to new. I was wondering if there's a way to do a 301 redirect that matches a certain keywords. So instead of writing 301 for each line, ...
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Search Console Fetch Not Found and Redirect

When fetching a URL in Search Console i get 3 results; success, redirect and not found. Can I ignore the redirect warnings or is Google telling me there is a problem? The not found pages; I can not ...
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combined 301 redirects not working

I made some changes to the files on a website and now Search Console is showing me 404 errors for some URLs. The normal setup, which works fine is like this: the user-friendly URL mywebsite.com/...
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What would be the SEO impact of moving webpages under my root domain to a subdomain?

Would moving webpages in directories under my root domain (e.g., example.com/docs/single-doc-name/) to a third-party service that would only allow you to use a subdomain for them (e.g., docs.example....
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301 and no-index tag don't work

Almost 3 months ago I've put no-index tag to about 3,000 pages on my website and 301 redirect (which is permanent redirect) for almost 15,000 pages. (The all site is about 50,000 pages) And yet as ...
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301 redirect a subdomain to the root domain with www [duplicate]

I want to re-direct all requests to http://subdomain.example.com to http://www.example.com What should the code be?
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Duplicate content - Redirecting mirror sites

A domain has 12 mirror sites and all of them are indexed. As a matter of fact one of the mirror domains (44 Moz domain authority) is competing with the primary domain (62 Moz domain authority) on page ...
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redirecting many websites to a domain marketplace

I'm building a small domain marketplace where I and a few friends want to sell a few of domain names. We plan to redirect (301?) each domain to a dedicated page in the marketplace website. we wonder ...
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htaccess 301 redirect for second level sub directory

I have a directory website with the following URL structure. http://mywebsite.com/information/business-name/ http://mywebsite.com/information/business-name/product-names/ http://mywebsite.com/...
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How do I handle a LOT of redirects when migrating a medium sized site?

I'm migrating a medium-sized site (12,000 pieces of content) from Static HTML to a CMS. The CMS effectively requires that the exiting site structure has to change. The site has more than 5,000 PDFs ...
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If i use 301 redirects (to bounce the requests), will the other destination be aware of my Server IP?

(Just for the knowledge) I wonder, let's say one day, when my Site is suddenly having some attacks at the login page (e.g: /login.php). If i don't bother about my Login page anymore, and i want to ...
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Which is more SEO friendly, redirect or rewrite?

On Apache 2.4, which is better for multiple migrated URLs in terms of SEO, 301 redirect or rewrite? I have ~50 URLs.
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301 Redirects to one single page

I have an old blog that have been migrated, however, not all articles have been migrated to the new site. For those urls that does not have its corresponding content on the new blog, I have simply ...
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Should I disallow crawling of HTTP after moving to HTTPS?

I am migrating my well indexed website from HTTP to HTTPS only. Steps planned: All HTML pages canonical to be HTTPS now All HTTP pages will 301 redirect to HTTPS with the same URL All sitemaps will ...
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Redirecting from Wordpress.com site to Wordpress.org with SSL

I am in the process of transferring a Wordpress.com site to Wordpress.org. The old site domain: https://oldsite.wordpress.com. The new site domain: https://newsite.com. I am facing a dilemma on the ...
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Managing redirections of 2 domains at CloudFlare for the same site

Let's say I have these two domains: example.com.uy example.uy My goal is to set a proper domain's forward according to SEO best practices using a 301 Redirect, in order to enforce my users to be ...
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We want to change the URLs of an entire section of the website, what all can go wrong with SEO?

We have the following URL sections: http://www.movie-website.com/movies/movie-name/trailers And we want to change it to: http://www.movie-website.com/trailers/movie-name/ Of course we are looking ...
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Temporarily redirect pages to a section of a landing page?

I have created a single page landing page while I redesign my website that has sections for popular pages. So the landing page has an events section, location section, contact section etc. How do I ...
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Moving a secondary site form a www.example.com/subdirectory to another www domain

I have added all my websites on Webmaster Tools (Google Search Console), but I have a question about moving a different site from a subdirectory to another www domain. I added on Webmaster Tools and ...
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301 redirection from thousands pages to single

I have a tech blog (CCTLD) running from 9 years with thousands of pages (including tags and categories) and i no longer want to continue that blog. And want to get benefit of its SEO value. Now i ...
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What is the recommended SEO procedure when moving to a site with several subdomains to a new domain?

Is there any known SEO recommendation for migrating a domain with several subdomains to a new domain name? As Google can see subdomains as internal parts of root domains (link), what could be the SEO ...
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Do 301 redirections carry Google penalty?

I have run a domain for 9 years, which had PR5 two years back with DA 49 (which I remember). Now I have run another domain for 4 years in similar keywords but from a different location (as you can see ...
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How much time does it take Google to learn from 301 and canonical? [duplicate]

I recently setup a new domain for my blog - and in an attempt to maintain rankings, I setup (a) HTTP 301 redirects from my old pages to the new ones (b) also updated a backup copy of my blog that was ...
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I've changed my site's domain, created a redirect, but old URLs result in 404

I've changed the domain of my site, created a redirect, but it seems to work only partially. That is, when I go to example.co.il (old) I do get to example.biz (new). But when I go to example.co.il/...
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htaccess with regex not working properly!

I can't seem to get the regex in my htaccess redirect working: RewriteRule [\./:_a-zA-Z0-9]*\/(web-browse(r|rs)-benchmarks)[a-zA-Z0-9-/\.:?=]*(|html) /web-browser-benchmarks-firefox-chrome/ [R=301,L] ...
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Is duplicate title tags an issue when they're redirected?

According to Google Webmaster Tools, I have a number of duplicate title tags. This happens because my products all have two URLs: /products/product and /product/product-category/product. /products/...
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Moving folder's content to a new domain, what SEO steps to take?

So, we have a functionality on example.com/folder that we decided to make as separate site and we're in need of moving it to a new domain (brand it)... This is what I'm going to make SEO wise (...