301 is the HTTP status code for a permanent redirect.

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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 ...
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301 Redirects in a WordPress site: What will Google Analytics report?

Scenario: user goes to Google and performs a search - one of my old pages shows in the results (a page I have just created a 301 quick redirect for using an app within WordPress) - they click on my ...
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Does a filename's location (relative to the root) effect it's SEO?

I apologize if this answer is already somewhere else, I've searched for a while and come up empty. My company has hired a 3rd party SEO company to help with our rankings. Most of the suggestions ...
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Website doesn't default to HTTPS

I'm kinda new to this so bear with me. I just finished setting up SSL on my website. The problem is that if the user types www.mydomain.com into their browser, it doesn't connect securely with HTTPS. ...
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Will search engines discover that our old pages have been 301 redirected if there are no more links to them in the old site?

We've moved our website to a new domain. Thousands of our pages come from one PHP file in the old site (e.g. oldsite.com/news.php?id=<id>). So we added some code in news.php file to do a 301 ...
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Does Google respect a redirect header for robots.txt to a different file name?

With respect to robots.txt requests, Google states "Redirects will generally be followed until a valid result can be found". Does this mean that, if I create a 301 redirect for ...
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Redirecting multiple ccTLD's to 1 gTLD: delete the 'old' domains in Google Webmaster Tools?

We are planning to redirect our current multiple ccTLD's (.com, .de, .nl) to 1 gTLD with country specific subdirectories (.com/en, .com/de, .com/nl). We will use permanent 301 redirects from the ccTLD ...
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SEO: Redirecting an incoming link to a discontinued product to a very similar product

We run an e-commerce site where products sometimes get discontinued. There are some links from other websites that points to one of our products (A) that doesn't exist anymore, but we have a very ...
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Using an old penalized domain for a new website

I had a website with 2 domains like these: firstdomain.com and first-domain.com. The main domain was first-domain.com and the other one was 301 redirected to first one. The main domain got a Google ...
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How does a new website's PR calculated if multiple domains permanently redirected to that new domain?

I know if I permanently redirect a domain to a new domain address it won't affect my new domain in SEO point of view (PageRank, Page authority, etc.) and the new one would get the PageRank of my old ...
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Issues with trailing slash vs no trailing slash and if I even need to redirect? [duplicate]

my question pertains to the trailing slash and no slash in domains and the correct method for setting this up in Google Webmaster tools. I have read all other threads on this site related to this ...
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Cyclic redirection in .htaccess

I have the following .htaccess file: AddDefaultCharset utf-8 RewriteEngine on Options +SymLinksIfOwnerMatch RewriteBase / # redirect all www-requests to no-www # - RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ...
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One million redirects

What's the best way to redirect 1,000,000 unique URLs to another 1,000,000 unique URLs? These pages are all combinations of multiple search filters and queries. We're migrating the site to cleaner ...
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Can I use meta refresh instead of 301 redirect?

I have submitted my site with ugly URLs to Google, and now they are appearing as mysite.com/show.php?id=42. Now, I know that I can 301-redirect it to mysite.com/article/42. However, my site uses the ...
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SEO advise for WordPress WooCommerce

I'm using WooCommerce and have selected "shop" page as homepage in WordPress settings. Therefore http://www.example.com and http://www.example.com/shop are one and the same page. In this case what I ...
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How can I get a list of all indexed pages for my domain?

We're in the process of migrating an outdated e-commerce cart to Magento. Part of this process will entail configuring proper 301 redirects. I'm aiming to get a list of all indexed pages to throw ...
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Google is indexing main domain despite 301 redirect to subdomain

I had applied 'redirect 301' from main domain to subdomain and Google had indexed sumbdomain (and links under it) for years. Now, for some reason Google has started indexing the main domain while ...
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301 Redirection for classic ASP website with IIS 6 server

I am new in the SEO field. I have relaunched my old website to a new one, and my guess is I need to 301-redirect some/many of my old pages. But I have deleted some of the pages from server which is ...
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Best way to handle query string params no longer used [duplicate]

A client's SEO "expert" has recently asked us to redirect hundreds of URLs to the home page but we're not sure if her request is the best way of going about it. Here's the situation: The clients ...
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301 for many domains

We have a main website for a big company, let's say www.tartempion.com. We bought about 60 domain names (let's say www.tartempion.org, www.tartempion.se but also www.strangename.net), mainly to ...
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Redirecting non existing post to homepage; is that good for SEO? [duplicate]

I am checking my website out on Google Webmasters and I am seeing an astonishing 5000 links that could not be found by Google's Crawlers. That's normal, because my website is built in a manner that ...
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HTTP/HTTPS duplicate content 301 vs canonical

I thought I would ask a question as the amount of different sources that say this is right or that isn't right is unbelievable. Let me tell you my situation, at the moment, my boss wanted me to add ...
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ASP to HTML - 301 redirects (SEO rankings before and after)

I need to change the extension of the default pages and many other pages like .asp to .html, should I use a 301 redirect? The website is in the top 10 results for many keywords, I don't want to lose ...
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301 redirect from a country specific domain

I originally started using a .do domain extension for my site, but later realized that this country specific domain would prevent us from appearing in search results for places outside of the ...
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Do hotlinked images follow 301 redirects?

Site www.example.com hotlinks an image from site www.example-photos.com (with permission). Site www.example-photos.com redirects its images to a new domain, www.photo-center.com. Will the <img ...
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Recommendations for redirecting a large website to a new website?

I have a clients website terminating shortly in 2 weeks and being replaced by a new website (new domain) that has already been live for a couple of months. The plan for the 301 redirects was intended ...