301 is the HTTP status code for a permanent redirect.

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Impact of migrating whole site from HTTP to HTTPS

We migrated our website to HTTPS everywhere and we have setup a 301 redirect on all the pages when the protocol is HTTP. However, one of the SEO experts who is helping us with all things SEO sent us ...
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Two stage Apache rewrite not working

I had a list of "Redirect permanent path/to/url1 http--//domain2.com/path/to/url2" rules working as a test, but when I attempted to couple them with mod_rewrite rules to catch non-matching domain1 url ...
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Rewrite URLs not working - wrong method or conflict?

I've been at this for about an hour now and I'm not having much luck. htaccess files are quite new to me, so I'm obviously doing something very wrong. Current htaccess content, which I need to keep: ...
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Using .htaccess to set a cookie and 301 redirect

I currently have in my .htaccess: RewriteRule ^$ http://chfmaine.com/ [CO=moved:yes:chfmaine.com:1/,R=301,NE,NC,L] I was basing this off of this post. That's a lot more than I need but the setting ...
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Creating a new 200 OK page on an address that previously served a 301 redirect?

Let's say I create a page aaa.htm; after some time it gets removed in favor of bbb.htm. At this point aaa.htm responds with a 301 redirect to bbb.htm. Now again, after some more amount of time, I ...
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Original domain (which is 301 redirected) meta description doesn't update

I have a domain name example.com which I 301 redirected to www.example.com. Problem is when I search for the website on Google, it shows the .com rather than the www. So the .com meta description ...
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How to make better RESTful links SEO on static content website with Apache and PHP Router

I have a pretty old website (running on Apache) that serves around 50 static HTML pages. And so I want to change it and add PHP Router to help me serve content in a RESTful way. Now I have tried ...
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duplicate content - can't use 301 or canonical tag

I recently started managing SEO for a client. I'm seeing a lot of duplicate content on their site but their custom CMS doesn't allow canonical tags, and I was told by their team that we can't use ...
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Affiliate backlinks with 301 redirect not displaying in Webmaster Tools

I have an affiliate program that is hosted on a different site and server. It is an eCommerce site that accepts payments for my products. So all my affiliate links are pointing to this eCommerce site ...
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Implemented wrong 301 redirect and now traffic is decreasing

Last week we migrated our legacy site to a new site created via WordPress. I implemented all 301 redirects, but a lot of them were done improperly by my developer. As such, a lot of pages were ...
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Redirect link of old webpage to new webpage in Joomla 2.5

I have modified my website www.vidyaniketan.in. It is a Joomla 2.5 site. When I search for it in Google by URL, there are several sub-links displayed (e.g., "ABOUT US"). this links to the old webpage. ...
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301 redirects, query strings and SEO

We have recently consolidated one site into another one. We set up all of our 301s and those all work famously. The bulk of the 301s (including the old site's homepage) land on an interior page of ...
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change of address to subdomain [duplicate]

I have moved a domain "http://flymusic" to "http://www.1.flymusic". The "Change of Address Tool" in webmasters tools won't allow me to tell Google about the new URL because it is a sub-domain. and ...
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301 redirect from HTTP to HTTPS - how to be sure Google is fetching the correct information?

I'm hoping somebody might be able to provide a bit of advice on an issue I am having. I have one site where we implemented a 301 redirect on the homepage from HTTP to HTTPS. We have links on the ...
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Somehow Google considers a properly 301'd URL as 200 and is still indexing the new content in old page?

We redirected all the old URL's to new ones properly using .htaccess. The problem is Google, somehow is still finding content in the old page (which it shouldn't) and stores it in the cache rather ...
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Will a rel=canonical link pointing to a 301 redirect pass less pagerank than one without a 301?

On this official Google page about canonical links it says: Can rel="canonical" be a redirect? Yes, you can specify a URL that redirects as a canonical URL. Google will then process the ...
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Bad links point to old domain - should I disavow on new domain?

I am working with a site which we'll call www.newdomain.com, which was hit by Penguin this month despite no unusual practices. I found lots of really spammy links to their old site, ...
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Does purposely linking to an invalid URL and then using 301 affect SEO?

On a section of my site, I am currently using .htaccess rewrites to put the ID as part of the URL instead of in the query, like so: RewriteRule ^([a-z_]+)?/?tours/([0-9]+)/(.*) ...
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How to redirect a international domain to a subfolder on the English site without hurting Google rankings?

I have two sites: www.example.de www.main.com www.main.com is English version of www.example.de which is in German. I want to keep only www.main.com. For the English version I will keep ...
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Are backlinks transitive when old URL is forwarded to new URL?

Say there are two companies operating in the same industry: www.companya.com and www.companyb.com. Company A has acquired some backlinks over time. Company B acquires company A and decides to only ...
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301 redirect www to non-www [duplicate]

I understand that it is better to make a 301 redirect to make sure that all your links are seen the same on Google. Until now I always used erasmus-plus.ro without the www. for my website. Is it ok to ...
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Finding what is causing my site to issue 301 redirects

I have an URL which is 301 redirecting but I cannot find where or how it is happening and wanted some checks to perform if possible? I've checked .htaccess - it's not there I've checked cPanel in ...
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.htaccess 301 Redirect [duplicate]

How do I make it so all traffic is directed for the entire site and all subdirectories from non-www to www Here is my .htaccess contents: RewriteEngine on <IfModule mod_suphp.c> ...
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Change folder name in server

If I change a folder name in server ant thus the URL will be changed, could I perform 301 redirection or this is only for the case that the web page has been transferred to another folder?
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htaccess 301 redirect for payment page

I have a client who currently runs a venue and has ticket purchases made available through a third party. The way the site currently works is that there is a standard href in the nav menu to the ...
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Google lists redirected URL instead of target URL

We've recently moved much of our site to a Web CMS which published to www1 rather than the old www. To clean up the search results, we've added an exclusion in robots.txt for the old hostname and ...
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301 redirects and non-existent directories

I just wanted to clarify something; my boss often messes up and tells a customer to go to a specific directory; i.e. mysite.co.uk/directory/ instead of the actual correct URL ...
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Why does navigating to http:// then redirect to https:// give mixed content warning?

If I directly navigate to https://scotthelme.co.uk I get a green TLS indicator in the address bar. If I navigate to http://scotthelme.com which issues a 301 to https://scotthelme.co.uk I get a mixed ...
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A domain that redirects to my site is ranked higher

I have recently migrated my hosting provider and realised that when I did I had a lot of domains that didn't point anywhere or weren't in use. During the migration I just decided to 301 them all ...
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Merge two domains with 301 redirect

I have two domains (.com and .co.uk) with different websites. In .co.uk domain I have a good ranking and my idea is to redirect the .co.uk domain to .com. I think I have to use 301 redirect. My ...
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301 redirect conflicts with cname redirect for both naked and www URL

Client had created a cname redirect for their www url which goes to their new web address, they were told to create a 301 redirect for the naked url but it's conflicting with the cname and the www url ...
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301 redirect latency

I want my website to work either way for both www.mysite.com and mysite.com, so I setup an A record for the root domain mysite.com and then created a CNAME record which points www.mysite.com to the ...
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Why do sites redirect to the canonical URL if it can parse a page correctly given any slug? [closed]

Several sites that I have come across, including Stackoverflow, perform a 301 redirect when given an "incorrect" slug. For example: http://webmasters.stackexchange.com/questions/9/incorrect-slug ...
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Redirecting 301 deleted files to a file or a web page? [duplicate]

I want to redirect using 301 status some selected "purged" files which could be jpg/pdf/zip etc files to keep backlink juice when linked from external sites. For a web page I redirect them using 301 ...
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Redirect using .htaccess for missing images

I have image file URLs getting generated by Drupal CMS as: ...file.pdf?itok=xbXNF I simply want to check till the .jpg part if it does not exist. If it does not exist then I want to do a 301 redirect ...
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canonical rel tag and 301 redirect loop?

I'm working with an e-commerce platform and I'm not sure about the behaviour of the canonical rel tag after changing some URL keys. This is the specific situation: old_url.html -> redirects to -> ...
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When does the 301-redirected URL gets indexed?

I had a page in my website like mysite.com/dir/page now I moved it to mysite.com/page , and the old URL 301-redirects to the new URL. When will it get updated in Google? I asked the bot to fetch it ...
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70K of 301 redirects

I have a website with about 1.5M pages. I am condensing pages that do not have large amounts of content to improve the quality of the site. As a result I have about 70K pages that I have added a < ...
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301 Redirect on a server and an ASP page

This question may seem a bit "childish" but I was wondering what a browser would read first if a 301 redirect is implemented. So if a 301 is implemented on an ASP page (script) would the browser ...
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301 directory redirect exclude subdirectory

I need to do a 301 directory redirect in my httpd.conf file but exclude a subdirectory within the directory. Example: RedirectPermanent /redirect/ http://www.mysite.com/. But I want to exclude this ...
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301 redirect all pages with a specific extension

I have a website that is not on ASP anymore, it's a Drupal 7 website now. I need to use an .htaccess file to redirect with code 301 all pages with .asp extension to the 404 page or a specific URL. ...
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Should limitstart=0 should be 301 redirected or have canonical tag to it

i have multiple categories with pagination. wherein limitstart=0 are there and is similar like category home page Wondering, should a 301 redirect through htaccess is advisable or shall i apply ...
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New URL after doing redirect using 301

If we do a redirect 301, one my expired job to another URL in my site, Google will record this redirection. But what if this original job URL appears again say after 1 year. Will Google remember this ...
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change sitemap after 301 redirect

when i use of 301 redirect for all URLs ... should i change sitemap URLs ??? ...... if Sitemap contains following URLs example.com/cat/1.html example.com/cat/2.html example.com/cat/3.html should i ...
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Is 301 Redirect safe for pages that search engines give a high search ranking?

We will soon be launching a complete overhaul of our entire website. The only major concern is that we have a large archive of content that search engines find very rich, through which we get great ...
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Does it make sense to throw a 404 error with PHP?

Problem Description Hi, The current setting of my .htaccess file does not allow any kind of 404 (as far as I know). I mean, it captures every kind of url like mysite.com/asfasfasf then sends it to ...
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How can I track clicks on various links pointing to same redirect using Google Analytics?

I'm doing a marketing campaign for an app where I'm targeting different schools. I want to know how many people have clicked on each link. The number of schools is pretty big, so I don't want to ...
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How to 301 redirect an ASP website on Windows GoDaddy server to new domain page by page

Firstly, I have only ever worked on Apache servers, never used a GoDaddy server or used ASP. Wow, I'm really in the dark. When a friend's webmaster died, he asked me to build a new site for him ...
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What is best practice for link exchange for website with multiple domains and censorship problem?

I have a website named something like example.com, but it has been filtered (blocked) in my country. So I created a new domain named something like example2.com and a redirect on my original ...
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Changing domains and Google Analytics

My website has moved from example.com to example2.com and now I have two questions: Although all pages in example.com are being 301 redirected to example2.com, why are my users now about 50% of the ...