301 is the HTTP status code for a permanent redirect.

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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 ?
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Getting 301 redirect error in Google Webmaster Tools while using “change address”

So I'm moving my website from one domain to another. In this process I'm using the "change address" function in Google Webmaster Tools on my old-domain.com, "switching" it to / choosing my verified ...
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Googlebot robots.txt access error on HTTPS when redirected from HTTP

This might be a stupid question, but I never came across this issue before and were not able to find any definite answers to this on the web: Our client migrated to HTTPS a few months ago, using ...
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Is redirecting to 404 ok for SEO?

There was an old website located at http://domain.com. Then it has been replaced by a new website, with a totally new url configuration, leaving old domain, but switching to https-only. So now all ...
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301 redirect URL SEO benefit?

We have our domains like, example.com/page/ID/descriptive_title. For emails and links we use, example.com/page/ID/, because it's easier than typing out full titles. We have our site configured to ...
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How to redirect URLs with percent encoded characters and query strings?

I have these URLs: http://www.example.com/example.html%20text-decoration:%20none%E2%80%9D%3Eexample.com%3C%20%3C/i%3E%3C/span%3E%3Cbr%3E%3Cbr%3E%3Cbr%3E%3Ctable%20bgcolor= ...
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APACHE2: avoid https:// REDIRECT to open phpmyadmin

I have a site https://example.comto ensure that all users go to the https:// I set up a redirect with APACHE (on the default.conf) as followed: <VirtualHost *:80> ServerName example.com ...
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What to do with pages that leaked into SERP due to faulty server configuration

There are two sites on one server: http://www.exampleA.com lives in the root http://www.exampleB.com live in the htdocs web folder SSL on the server was configured incorrectly for ...
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Change domain name without changing host/server

I want to change a website's domain name and while looking up best practices, the resources I read assume I'm moving the website to a new server or hosting, without going in to why. They basically ...
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HTTPS redirect doesn't appear to follow .htaccess RewriteRule, how can I fix this?

I am redirecting example.com to sample.com/?example, so that I can have a modal popup saying, example has changed its name to sample. It works fine for HTTP redirects from http://example.com, and ...
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Point a domain registered via GoDaddy to a hosting package from Strato

I have a hosting package that is hosted at Strato and a .eu domain that was registered via Strato as well. However, I want to use one of the new Top-Level-Domains for the website on my ...
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How to do a 301 redirect in DirectAdmin & WordPress?

In the past, our company had only one domain (www.domain_old.com) which obviously was the main domain. Now we have bought a new domain (www.domain_new.com), which we'd like to be the main domain from ...
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Want to redirect a domain to a new domain using 301 or 302?

Firstly, I want to redirect an old domain to a new domain, (old site to new site). The old site has good ranking on Google, now if I redirect the site, I want to retain this site on the Google ...
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Should I remove old links after creating 301 redirect?

Let’s say I have a URL like example.com/non-seo-optimized-link. So I create a new route and a 301 redirect to example.com/great-optimized-link. Now the dilemma for me is, should I keep the old link ...
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proper redirect taking into consideration http vs https

This seems to be such a standard question, but I am not able to find the answer anywhere. I am trying to solve the famous .htaccess redirect. I have tried / modified / tested a good number of the ...
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Naked domain subdirectories/files redirect to root www

I have a 301 Redirect setup for my naked domain (something.com) to redirect to the www subdomain (www.something.com). However, I'm running into an issue I didn't foresee: when someone links to, for ...
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Would domain forwarding or parking get my visitors to the same page?

I own the domains example.com and example.org from two different registrars. The main site is hosted under example.org. What is the better method for getting visitors to each domain to land on the ...
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How should an expired content be handled?

Let's imagine this simplified case: An auction website has "auction detail" pages. A few weeks after the auction is over, the "auction detail" page is no more available. We are simply serving a ...
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How to prevent Google from indexing redirects to external URLs as part of the originating domain?

We have links to external URLs implemented with HTTP 301 redirects for the purpose of counting clicks. Searching our site in Google using the site: modifier results in the redirecting URLs returned ...
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Change to www from naked domain impact on seo

I have set up my website from the beginning to be used without the www, ie 'naked', with the following command at .htaccess and everything is working fine. RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ...
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301ing a 301 URL to yet another 301, bad for SEO?

I am working on a website that has a huge amount of 301s in it due to new versions of the website being roled out and thus different URL structures being used. I have noticed that some of the old ...
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301 redirect to www from non-www and index.html

Currently the home page of my website is accessible via these URL's: www.example.com, example.com, www.example.com/index.html, and example.com/index.html So I'm trying to set up redirects so that ...
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How do I redirect a large number of pages in Wordpress when changing plugins?

I have had a WordPress site for two years. It is hosted on a typical WAMP server. I would change it's theme but the one I have chosen doesn't work with the qTranslate or mqTranslate plugin. 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 ...