301 is the HTTP status code for a permanent redirect.

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Display landing page as homepage - maintain rankings

My client has a very well designed homepage, the SEO is as good as it can gets and he ranks fairly well in the serps, getting good traffic to his site. THE PROBLEM Even though he gets a (very) good ...
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APACHE mod_rewrite add query string to URL

Using mod_rewrite how can I change the current URL format: From: https://example.com/something/NAME-IN-CAPS/phonebook.xml To: https://example.com/anything/whatever/phonebook.php?name=NAME-IN-CAPS
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enable keepalive on apache 301 redirect pages

I want to make it so that every website on the server I manage (including my own website) will enable keep-alive on all (HTTP status 301) redirect pages including ones issued by apache modules. This ...
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Remove several URL of website from Google

I want to remove multiple URL in my website (developped in ASP MVC) All these URL have the format www.mysite.com/planning/xxx I have already adapted the code to make 301 redirect and indicate to ...
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redirecting https to http

RewriteEngine on RewriteCond %{SERVER_PORT} ^443$ RewriteRule ^(.*)$ http://%{HTTP_HOST}/$1 [R=301] # WordPress Defaults RewriteBase / RewriteRule ^index\.php$ - [L] RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} ...
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Wordpress keeps redirecting to non-existent wordpress directory

I've uploaded WordPress to my GoDaddy and when I go to example.com/wp-login.php to login page looks bare. I would expect to see the styled default WordPress login page and secondly when pressing ...
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Google Change of Address tool when redirecting to a new domain and subdirectory

I realize that other forms of this question have been asked and answered (and marked as duplicate) here before. However, I haven't seen a question that responds to my particular use case, which is to ...
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SEO. Redirecting a website to my own website

I manage a website www.example.com. I have found another website called www.example2.com. I want to talk and merge it with my own completely, so when people enter www.example2.com they will end up on ...
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Redirect a set of dir to single page

Suppose I have example.com and removed 5 directories.They consist a lot of URL.Because I give penalty from google search engine, I decide to create a page and redirect (permanent 301) those to my ...
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Redirection rule not working in .htacces [duplicate]

I have added the following rule to .htaccess RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} !^example\.com [NC] RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} !^$ RewriteRule ^/(.*) http://www.example.com/$1 [R=301,NC,L] I ...
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Use rel=canonical or 301 redirect

On my site both of these return the same content: http://example.com/tags/sky http://example.com/tags/sky/page1 Using rel=canonical on page1 increases the coding complexity a bit, so can I do a ...
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Is a redirect from a third-party site bad?

I'm doing backlink cleanup for a client, and came across a page with a suspicious-looking redirect to their site. The site is relevant to the content of my client's site, and linking domain's DA ...
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Website restructuring, 301 redirect or complete de-index?

I am managing an e-store site created by another colleague, that was badly created from the start. Because of the structure, pagination and user browser capabilities combined with lack of meta robots ...
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Using subdomain without frame, but keeping sub.domain.com in the address bar?

I'd like to make a download folder on my Server that's accessible via http://download.domain.com/ and host files like file.txt there. This works with a URL frame, but they have to be includable via ...
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How to force a 302 redirect to index.html when hosting on S3?

I've found that the following two URLs will show the same content: http://example.com/blog/ http://example.com/blog/index.html In the case of the first URL, it appears to pick up the index.html ...
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Change of Address (Google Webmasters Tools) Error

I have 301 permanently redirected my old domain http://oldexample.asia to my new domain http://newexample.org but my site is hosted in Wapka.mobi (free hosting service) which automatically redirects ...
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How to preserve Search Engine Rank after domain change with 301 Redirect?

Before you mark this question a duplicate, read the question properly. I have had a domain http://muzic.asia and because of low quality TLD it's SEO rankings were less (For some keywords it ranked ...
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Is it better to return a 404 immediately or 301 redirect to a separate 404 response? [duplicate]

Okay, so I understand that it would be better to immediately return a 404 response for a URL which points to content which no longer exists. However, does it affect my site's health if I have a series ...
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Submitting a site to search engines when the root redirects to a sub-folder

I have a site that has its content on a folder /hertfordshire/ with pages after this. I have setup a 301 redirect from the root to the sub folder. I have added the full URL to Google (still to be ...
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How to redirect sub-domain not found? [duplicate]

Suppose my site - example.com had a subdomain - subdomain.example.com which I have deleted. How do I redirect the not found error in PHP or the mod_rewrite (.htaccess)?
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Do I have to add several domains pointing to the same site to Google Webmaster Tools?

I have multiple domains pointed on the same site. I chose one to be the canonical one, and redirected the others to that using a canonical tag. In Google Webmaster Tools, I know that I have to add my ...
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How to do 301 redirect for complete URL?

I have a lot of URL, which can't be redirected, or, better, rewrited with mod_rewrite in .htaccess, so instead rewriting, I have created 301 redirects manually. It isn't too much records, about 40 ...
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301 redirect for pages not in sitemap

I am thinking of creating 301 redirects for pages that are updated versions of existing pages, on the same site. The old and new pages will have very similar content. But, I want better URLs and ...
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Setting a preferred domain in Google webmaster tools

I have a site like "example.com". Questions 1: I can access to my site through "example.com" and www.example.com in web browser. Both non www and www version redirects to example.com. So, is it ...
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Difference between redirect and rewrite in .htaccess (in relation to SEO and the canonical tag)

Okay so if I'm wanting to remove the extension of a URL but my canonical tags point to the url with the extension I can't use a 301 redirect without it negatively affecting SEO. Does the same go for ...
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Putting HTTPS links in my sitemap confuses Google?

In Google Webmaster Tools, "https" is one of my top content words. Clicking on the keyword, I see this is because "https" appears 160 times in my sitemap (but no where else on my site). My sitemap ...
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Is it possible to do 301 redirects by country?

We have a .com website but operate in the UK and the US, we want the .com to 301 to the .co.uk website but for people in the UK only and the .com to remain as it is. Is this possible with 301 - if not ...
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How to claim ownership of a website in Webmaster tools if that website redirects to another site

Ive got an old website that i want to 301 redirect to another website (using .htaccess). I want to claim ownership of the property in Google Webmaster tools, to do this i usually use the file upload ...
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.htaccess not passing GET parameters

I have a .htaccess file that looks like this: RewriteEngine on RewriteRule ^login$ /login.php? [L,R=301] However when I do any get parameters such as /login?random=get&params=true they don't ...
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301 or canonical for URLs with a '/'?

Is it better to use 301 redirects to URLs with a trailing / to a URL without a trailing / or is it better to canonicalise one version?
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403 or 301 domain pointing to our domain? [duplicate]

We recently discovered that a large, publicly traded corporation purchased a domain that they have pointing to our domain. Both the corporation and the domain are completely unrelated to our type of ...
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SEO images with 301 redirect

We all know that it is a best practice to use images like samsung-galaxy-s6.jpg instead of img01231.jpg. But, what if I'll use an image like http://www.example.com/img/samsung-galaxy-s6.jpg that ...
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Google Rank and Domain redirection

I have a blog on Blogspot (owned by Google). I would like to host it under my own domain. So I would consider 3 options: Create a Domain redirect to Blogspot Re-direct the existing blogspot URL to ...
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Change domain name and url structure of website simultaneously [duplicate]

Changing a domain of a website and redirecting all the links to new ones may harm google indexes and SEO of the website. I.e. Changing avicennaclinic.ir to avic.ir . Changing the structure of URLs is ...
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Apache .htaccess - All URLs with different parameters to ONE redirect

I need some help with .htaccess redirect. http://www.example.de/test-music.html?p1=1&p2[test]=23 http://www.example.de/test-music.html?p1=6&p2[test3]=5 ALL of them need to be redirected to ...
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Using 301 redirects when a website is down

I have a client who currently has their website hosted with Moonfruit. I've developed a new WordPress site for the client that I'll be launching next week, but need to transfer the domain to my ...
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After changing domain name, should I put sitemap with old links?

I've moved olddomain to newdomain. My site contains many pages (~30M indexed pages). I want to make sure all the old pages pass the link juice to the newdomain relevant page (kept same url structure). ...
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avoiding duplicate content on mobile at all costs

After thinking for numerous hours, I'm starting to think that google discovered duplicate content in a unique way. I have a website that presents photos. I have a desktop version and a mobile ...
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HTTP 301 redirect http://.example.com to http://www.example.com

One of my customers has recently had their site reviewed against best practice for security, SEO, end-user experience etc, and interestingly one of the points highlighted in the final report was that ...
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Efficient use of 301 for large redirect map

EDIT: As requested below, this is the entire ruleset for one product (obsolete now, as I should be able to consolidate these into ONE simple rule that looks for the productID#): RewriteRule ...
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Redirect https://example.com naked to https://www.example.com

I am redirecting all http:// request to https:// using apache2 virtual host file: <VirtualHost *:80> ServerName example.com ServerAlias www.example.com Redirect / ...
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Where can you set up 301 redirect on Parrallel Helms

I need to do a 301 redirect on Parrallel Helms cPanel like software. For the life of me I can not find it, the hosting company Hostworx doesn't answer my emails. Does anyone know where in Parrallel ...
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Is making a catch-all page for HTTP status 410 errors practical?

I run a website with photo galleries. Each photo gallery contains at least 100 to 500 photos on their own individual pages and If I delete a gallery then without creating any special configuration, ...
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Track 301 redirect traffic from domainA to domainB in Google analytics

Ive got domainA which has a 301 redirect setup to redirect traffic from domainA to domainB, Id like to track how much traffic is coming through as a redirect from domainA. How could i track this in ...
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SSL Enforced by Redirect but how to support NON-SNI Browsers

I'd like my website to be SSL only but I'm faced with problem regarding the SSL certification not being supported on older browsers such as IE8, not that I care to much but wondering if there's away ...
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What is the difference between canonical and 301 redirects?

I am not able to differentiate between canonical and 301 Redirects. The canonical link and 301 redirects have been around for years, but they continuously generate the confusion and questions about ...
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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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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 ...