301 is the HTTP status code for a permanent redirect.

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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: ...
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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. ...
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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 ...
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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:- ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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How can my site detect mobile phones and switch visitors to a mobile Domain?

My Question is that when user enter the website: http://www.example.com then they will just go to automatically to http://www.example.mobi how can i do this .. is their any technique behind that. ...
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Redirect from the main page on multilanguage site

I've decided to start developing multilingual web site. Now I'm thinking about the structure. The idea is to use a simple algorithm to find out what language is most interesting to the visitor when he ...
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Which redirection needed for this in .htaccess? 301 and?

I have two cases, it is very hard for me to separate them. I see them as redirection -problem. # 1. I want to redirect all .*/feeds to mySite.com/feeds showing # the content of ...
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Is permanent redirect of subdomain a bad idea for SEO?

I have a client that wants different subdomains as 'marketing URLs' that point (301 redirect) at directories, so: shop.mysite.com -> mysite.com/shop artist1.mysite.com -> mysite.com/artist1 ...
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Domain forwarding with a dot com

Ok, I can't find this exact situation here, so here it goes... We have a website at somedomain.US At the time this was put up, someone else owned the .COM and .NET versions of the domain. This .US ...
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Moving a site that was already moved - how should I deal with rewrites and redirects?

I have a site that used to have all of its pages hosted on a single domain (e.g. mydomain.com). At some point, a portion of the site's content was moved to another domain and the folks who did the ...
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Redirect domain address to host address with cloaking [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is the best way to redirect my naked domain? I have purchased a domain name with hosting. I would like visitor to my website http://www.smarttelecom.be to see only ...
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how to set 301 redirect in wordpress .htacces file

In continuation of my previously asked question preserve-search-engine-index-while-shifting-to-new-domain. The migration is being done in the word-press and we will have same server with same IP.Since ...
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Subfolder non-www redirect

Is there a way to redirect a sub folder to no-www? What I use is: RewriteEngine On RewriteBase / RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^www\.(.*)$ [NC] RewriteRule ^(.*)$ http://%1/$1 [R=301,L] but this only ...
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Dev site indexed by Google

I was developing a new version of our site on a subdomain (dev.oursite.com) and the robots.txt with the Disallow got replaced at some point, so the site got indexed by Google and other search engines. ...
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cname forward from https to http

We are migrating web host and I wonder if it is possible in the migration phase to do a CNAME forward from https://address1.com to http://address2.com. Would the certificate still work even if the new ...
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Will I preserve link equity if I use two redirects?

I'm switching a social media site over to a Drupal platform. I'm planning to implement permanent directs (301) from each old url to the new url. I'm using page titles in the url string on the new ...
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htaccess 301 redirect subdirectory one level deeper - why is this not working?

it is probably a stupid question, but I have real troubles figuring out, how to redirect /products to /products/item It is a simple redirect, no regex needed. The toplevel site /products should just ...
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Redirecting all subfolder url's to another domain

I have a domain that is domain.com/portfolio/some-url I would simply like to direct all traffic that would normally go to the subfolder /portfolio to a new domain: new-domain.com/ How would I do ...
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Index a 301 Redirect to help a user locate a page

On a site I'm currently working on, there is a 301 Redirect to redirect a nice short URL for users to type in when trying to find a particular piece of content - e.g. www.mydomain.com/apply -> ...
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Tool to generate list of redirections (sitemap for .htaccess)

Is there any good tool (preferably for Ubuntu), that can help me generate a list of URLs used on a site? I'm building new version of some site, but I don't want to get 404 errors for the old pages. ...
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domain.com to www.domain.com .htaccess redirect working except one subdir

I've setup a redirect in .htaccess to consolidate domain.com to www.domain.com traffic on our Apache server. Looks like this: Options +FollowSymLinks RewriteEngine On RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ...
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Redirecting not working properly in Firefox 9 (or any older version for that matter)

How do I fix a redirect in Firefox so that it leads my site to another address but with a slash at the end of it? This is my redirect in .htaccess: RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^test\.mydomain\.com$ ...
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Will it harm my ranking to resubmit links to my site after permanently redirecting to a new domain name?

Ok so i have site1.com and site2.com, and i want to move from 1 to 2 with "Change of adress" 301 redirects .. etc. Now i submited site1.com in a lot of websites/blogs, so i have a decent amount of ...
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Recommended way on implementing 301 redirects

I am rebranding a website, which involves changing the domain name. I want to know the best way of redirecting traffic to the new domain, using 301. Ideally, I will do this at the webserver (Apache) ...
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.htaccess directory to subdomain

I have been trying to make a subdomain from a directory (made by .htaccess) to be used as the main page starting like http://domain.com/sub/2/3/4.html and turning into ...
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I would like permanently redirect page within website

I have couple hundred dynamic pages within the website, that I think to eliminate. They are indexed by search engine. I'm thinking to make permanent redirect to the home page of the website. ...
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301 Redirect in the body?

This may be a silly question, but if I only have access to edit a website through a CMS, and can't touch the headers, is there a way to redirect the page without prompting the user to click a link?
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Can I change title and meta description with 301 redirect?

I would like to make 301 redirect from one page to another. Do I need to use the same titles and meta tags or I can change it to new one without losing the rank of the page?
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Redirect subdomain on tripod

I have an old subdomain on tripod which I'd like to redirect (301) to my new domain. They don't seem to offer redirection for subdomain even with a subscription. Has anyone had any luck permanently ...