301 is the HTTP status code for a permanent redirect.

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Can too many 301 redirects cause a DNS error?

For a site http://imageocd.com that I just set up I initially spelled the category "automobiles" as "autimobiles"... I know it's rediculous. I then set up over 10,000 pages behind that category e.g. ...
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Google Analytics www 301 causing issues with In-Page Analytics

The closest question I could find to my problem is this one. The similarity is: I have a profile in Google Analytics (GA) that has been collecting data for a year. The domain setting in GA is http:...
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How to redirect / to home.php? (PHPBB/BLOG)

I want my site address to redirect: www.example.com to www.example.com/home.php I want to use this method to avoid it going to the index.php of that of my blog or phpb
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.htaccess 301 Redirect for wildcard subdomains

I run WordPress in Network mode, which means I can have multiple websites running off one installation of WordPress. Each website runs as a subdomain. WordPress handles this using .htaccess, and a ...
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how long after a 301 redirect can i cancel my old site

I have .com website which I don't want to use anymore (for a variety of reasons). I want to redirect the entire site to a .net domain with a 301 redirect. After how long can I cancel my .com domain ...
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.htaccess non-www to www rule seems to work but the URL isn't changing in the address bar

On a joomla site, apache, shared hosting, I'm using next .htaccess rule: RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} !^www\. RewriteRule ^(.*)$ http://www.%{HTTP_HOST}/$1 [R=301,L] The problem is that the browser's ...
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serious 404 problem, suggestions for hunting them all down

I have a bit of a situation coming up. Due to a complete website structure redesign that is basically inevitable, I expect to have the following: Our sitemap of about 12,000 url's have about 90-95% ...
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Limited 301 Redirect performance in .htaccess?

I'm in a situation and haven't been able to find a proper solution after much research. I'm working with a client who just built a new website with a different URL structure. After the website was ...
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Help with 301 redirect from subdomain to root domain

I need to forward existing subdomain links to the root domain as the subdomain no longer exists. I have tried so many different lines of code in my .htaccess file and can not get the redirect to work. ...
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Google Indexing URL that is a 301 redirect

My website URL structure is: http://www.website.com/{record-type}/{record-id}/{human-readable-name} If an invalid human readable name is provided, the page 301 redirects to the correct URL. I've ...
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Remove internal sub domain duplicate content on Google [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to Remove URLs from Google Search Engine Our hosting provider has a internal sub domain like so: n265-269-265-265.cnet.hosting.iiii. The internal sub domain is ...
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Please help how to undo 301 on blog?

I have a landing page on example.com and then a blog at example.com/blog. I noticed I have very little traffic on the blog even though it has 45 posts. I went to Bing Webmaster Tools and found this ...
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Is there a point to redirecting our collection of purchased domains?

We have 200+ domain names that we have purchased to prevent them from being poached and misused. These additional domains are not indexed, crawled or linked to. Is there a point to actually setting ...
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Is there a way to do a site-wide 301 redirect or rel=“canonical”

I've got a blog running on a sub domain mirrored using this method on to a sub directory, so that the links come to my main domain not the sub domain.. Obviously this creates duplicate content. What ...
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What is the best way to deal with 404s that are all trying to point to the same page that are from an external site?

I started getting 404s showing up in my Google Webmaster's Tools from a site linking to a specific category but with odd characters at the end of the URL. So Something like this: http://example.com/...
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How to remove a prefix from the old filenames and redirect to the new filename?

I have a bunch of old files prefixed with old- (e.g. old-abcde.php). I need an htaccess rule to set up a 301 redirect so that any request for a file starting with old- goes to its corresponding new ...
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getting 500 intenal error when setting 301 redirect using .htaccess

I am trying to use a 301 redirect to direct users and bots to my new site but when I put the .htaccess live i keep getting a 500 internal error shown. The site is actually a subdomain which i want ...
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Redirecting IP address to domain address

Google has indexed the IP address of my site rather than the domain, so now I'm trying to set up a 301 redirect that will redirect the IP address and all subsequent pages to the domain. I currently ...
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Multiple 301 redirect and massive loss of ranking

I just remade from scratch a website for a client, the client ask me to preserve their ranking by making 301 redirect from the original URL to the new URL. For example the following URL: plumber-...
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What are the Consequences for using Relative Location Headers?

According to the spec, Location headers used in a redirect require a server name HTTP/1.1 301 Moved Permanently ... Location: http://example.com/foo/baz/bar However, in 2012, most web browsers will ...
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Rewriting URL to get Wordpress “permalink” type URL

I have created an ASP.NET site to replace a WordPress site that creates permalinks in the format: http://example.com/the-name-of-my-post I would like these URLs redirected to: http://example....
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SEO and multiple domains to same site

I have one website. I have two domain names that I want to point to the same site install. So whether you go to name-one.com or name-two.com you see the exact same site. Now, I can either set up ...
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Redirect subdomain (weblog) to new domain without access to .htaccess

I have a blog that has PR 1 on a subdomain aaaa.domain.com of a blog server domain.com. Now I want to buy a domain newdomain.com and I want to tell google webmaster to redirect the old subdomain to ...
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Installing tumblr on a subdirectory

I'm trying to figure out how to get a tumblr blog to run under a subdirecory (not subdomain) and I'm kind of stuck. I was thinking of changing the cname of my domain to tumblr blog but that would ...
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One to many problem with implementing 301 redirect after changed urls

I have a problem. I had an old dynamic url which I have now split into multiple static urls. e.g. www.mydomain.com/product.php?type=1&id=2 www.mydomain.com/product.php?type=2&id=3 www....
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Migrating PageRank/rankings from one site to another

I've got a client's company site with decent PageRank, backlinks and search engine rankings. The client wants to change their company name and therefore URL. I will set up a redirect between the old ...
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Website restyle, SEO migration plan?

I am currently in a project for one of my biggest clients. We have built a website that will -replace- the old website. When it comes to actual content its is largely the same. However, the ...
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Cannot submit change of address to subdomain in Google Webmaster Tools?

I am pointing several domains to one URL, a URL which happens to include a subdomain. ALL of the domains are using 301 redirects to point to this new address. One of the older domains (which used ...
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301 redirects in main navigation menu of WordPress website - is this okay for SEO?

I want to allow a client to have a flexible way to configure the navigation menu for his WordPress website. To that end, I have created a parent page called "Navigation", which has child pages for ...
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Redirect everything from old domain to new domain

I need to (permanent) redirect all of the following: www.domain.com www.domain.com/folder sub.domain.com sub.domain.com/folder Basically all URLS that are reachable without being intended to: www....
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By 301 redirect will Google take my new domain as having duplicate content ?

If I do a 301 redirect from Google Webmaster then will Google take my old domain as my new domain ? I mean, my old domain is www.hackinguniverse.org but I want to change my domain as well as name ...
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Confusion regarding SEO and a name, c name and 301 redirects

I have a VPS with and a domain from different hosters. I would like to know about the best practices for setting up the redirects regarding SEO as I am really confused about the different options. I ...
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SEO and duplicate content for default document

SEO experts sometimes demand that default document, e.g. www.site.com/index.html redirects with 301 to www.site.com, so: Is that really necessary? Does Google really penalize that?
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Does re-directing a penalized website fix the problem

A client has consulted us a case where they were not able to remove all the paid links from their website, they decided to redirect everything to a new domain, and have a fresh start. The question ...
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Replace 404 with 301 to other subdomain

We have two main subdomains on our site: www.example.edu and php.example.edu. Virtually all of our content is on www.example.edu, but there are a few standalone apps hosted on php.example.edu. www....
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How do I 301 redirect from the root folder to a sub folder while keeping the rest of the URL string intact

When I first launched my site, it I had MediaWiki in the root and a wordpress blog in a subfolder, /blog/. After a while spammers took over the MediaWiki site and I had to remove it. The problem is I ...
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301 Redirect exception vs. Script new connection to DB

I'll get right to it because this will be long. I've built a WordPress site for a client on a new domain name and 301 redirected his 3 other domains to point to it. Then, I learn that he has a ...
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changing the subdomain and SEO issue

because of "government filtering" in Iran, once in a while we have to move the whole site into a new subdomain. For example i create a new sub domain on my public_html : http://01.mydomain.com I know ...
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Redirecting a .co domain to a .co.uk with masking

This is my first post here, so be gentle... A friend wanted a website and paid for one to be set up. For reasons unknown to me he ended up with hissite.co rather than hissite.co.uk, which is what ...
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301 redirect to different page on different domain?

I want to make a 301 redirect to a different page on a different domain. The page is on the same topic, but is different content. Also, the traffic to the original page comes from the alt text on an ...
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.htaccess 301 Redirect Hash Tag Redirect

How do I do a .htaccess redirect that has a hash tag in it? Example Source: domain.com/#/subdir Target: newdomain.com/whatever/something Everything I've tried ignores the hash tag and either doesn'...
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Strange links appearing in 404 logs

I've recently been going through our 404 logs and we have a number of urls which look like this turning up:- http://www.makejusticework.org.uk/%2B%255BPLM=0%255D%2BGET%2Bhttp:/www.makejusticework.org....
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Links don't work on new server

I've recently moved from server with php4 to php5. Now I cant open content in my page. Links look like this "page.com/news-it-is-rainy-day-1.html". But when I try to open link I just get the archive (...
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use subdomain on different host

I want to accomplish something that I thought was simple. My wish is as follows: I have a domainname with hosting, a WordPress multisite (with subfolder setup) installed and running: gangleri.nl. I ...
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SEO and unique IDs in urls

I have a web site who's home page is at http://domain.com when a new user first hits the web site I'm creating a unique id of 5 chars for them (for example 'abcde' and redirecting them to http://...
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301 redirects mirrored domain

I'm redesigning a site for a friend on my localhost. His old site is an .asp based site and we're replacing it with a WordPress site on LAMP hosting. The old site sits on domain A and also has another ...
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Difference between “/” at end of URL and without “/” [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Does it make a difference if your url ends in a trailing slash or not? Why treat these as different URLs? I am doing a 301 redirect in my WP application using .htaccess ...
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I'm using a CNAME to send www. traffic to domain without www. Will this hurt my SEO? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Does the “canonical name” in DNS make any difference to search engines? Mu understanding is that CNAME should be used for subdomains and www is just another ...
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Google Analytics - New & Old Domain Filtering

I have two domains associated with the same hosting account. Domain A was the one I had purchased when I first set up my website, but I didn't like it all that much and it was getting low ranks, and ...
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Apache HTTP redirect from a URL list

One of my web applications will be completely replaced by a new system. All URLs will change and thus external links would break. I want to setup Apache httpd to answer with proper 301-redirects to ...