301 is the HTTP status code for a permanent redirect.

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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 ...
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Fastest way to redirect dead URLs to home page

A client of mine scrapped his entire wordpress site of many years for a custom CMS. The URL structures both use the /<post_title> format, so a pattern based .htaccess rule is out of the picture ...
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SEO penalization after 301 redirect

A client asked to re-do his website entirely. After I finished, I uploaded the new website into a folder of the old one, so the new one is in www.oldwebsite.com/new/. The old has few pages, static ...
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Is my PageRank/linkjuice affected after 301 redirect and losing social likes?

I had to restructure my URL's and had to introduce some 301 redirects. However, then the Facebook likes and Google +1's of the old pages are also lost. Besides it's a shame those numbers don't show ...
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Why would my new WordPress site require a 301 redirect?

I just finished moving a site from localhost to its final domain, and the thing is that the SEO guys is saying I need to make a "301 redirect" from the old site to the new one, but there is no such ...
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SEO/link-juice implications of 'www.' links versus links without 'www.'

I remember reading ages ago that it's a good idea to choose either www.domain.com or domain.com as your main URL and then set the other one as a 301 redirect to point to your domain? The reason ...
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Should 301 redirects contain query string parameters?

I am currently working on redirecting old urls to new urls using 301 redirects, though I have come across a situation where I have to take a decision to allow old urls to pass their query string ...
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Htaccess 301 redirect dynamic URL

I don't know a whole lot about .htaccess rules so forgive and help me ask the correct question. Currently I have a .htaccess rule like: RewriteRule ...
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Website starts showing 404 after 301 redirects via .htaccess [closed]

One of my clients websites started getting 404 messages on some pages after doing 301 redirects via .htaccess file. I don't understand why that happens, could someone tell me what went wrong? The ...
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Check old urls for backlinks - same domain new design and urls

I have a client who recently did a re-design on his website. The designer did not put any effort in keeping the same URL or do any redirects. I've made a list of the old URLs, what I want to do now is ...
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Need to redirect all files/folders under subfolder but leave subfolder alone

I hope my title makes sense. Here is what I have: On our previous website, we had URLs similar to the following: www.example.com/support/BIOS/JXT/0ABWDA22.zip This same file on our new site has the ...
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How long before Google counts my .htaccess 301 redirect links?

I have a friend who had around 2000 visitors per day to his website before a web designer with no SEO knowledge changed all his URLs. I've used the Wayback Machine and Google Analytics to determine ...
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Multiple domains [duplicate]

I got 6 domains : company.ca and company.com (because both where free, but we are a canadian company but can do business with the rest of the world). Then, we sell sportwear because of the company ...
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How to avoid duplicate content even when using 301 redirections?

I manage a website with tens of thousands of pages named /view.php?id=1234 and so on. Because we wanted it to be more SEO-friendly, a 301 Moved Permanently redirection of each one of them to ...
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Domain migration and duplicate content/index issue

I have a website.net which I want to 301 redirect to website.com and I also want to change URL structure on some pages on the new .com site. Problem is that .com is currently set as Website Alias of ...
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What are the most commonly used and basic Apache htaccess redirects?

This question is here so we can offer users who are looking for information on how to make one or more common or basic redirects in Apache using the htaccess file. All future questions pertaining to ...
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I am moving my site from a virtual directory to a dedicated server, can I save me SEO urls via a web.config change?

I have been hosting my site in a shared environment at http://www.example.com/MYSITE/ for a while and I've built up a following there, I have decent ranking in Google and Bing, as well as I've been ...
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Pointing a sub domain to another server using directi control panel while domain.com is not hosted

Do we of course need a host for domain.com? Unfortunately currently the host for domain.com is down, so sub.domain.com cannot be redirected to where it should. Is there a way to at least activate the ...
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.htaccess redirection for my domain?

I have a site that has been hit hard with Penguin and Panda. So hard I have put up another domain and installed a CMS and rewritten the content the page has a good PageRank but was hit hard with ...
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301 redirect from “/index.html” to root if index.html not exist

Can I create 301 redirect from "index.html" to root directory if file "index.html" not exist? For example: link "http://example.com/index.html" show "404 Error" page. I need 301 redirect to root ...
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Should I remove bad links to old site that are being 301 redirected to new site?

Should I remove bad links e.g. 0 Page Rank, 0 Trust linking to old site that are being 301 redirected to new site? Would I get rid of these links using Google's Disavow links? We've only improved in ...
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Moving site from its own domain to sub directory or subdomain - updating Webmaster Tools

Is it possible to tell Google's Webmaster Tools that our site hosted on www. has moved to a sub folder or perhaps even a subdomain? I know this is possible by using 301's but would appreciate if ...
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site home not at site root index

I have an SEO concern with a website that has just finished the development stage, basically the site has been in progress for a year. During this period the site has been accessible from the URL: ...
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Consequence of redirecting ALL 404s on a site

I've just gone through my sites 404 list and redirected all of them to the front page. There were in general 2 categories of links. The first was relative links of client sites which we may have ...