301 is the HTTP status code for a permanent redirect.

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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 ...
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How to have my customized extension?

I have recently found a .htaccess trick in which I can remove file extension from the URL, example.com/file.html looks like example.com/file Now my humor says that I can replace any extension to my ...
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Redirecting to a default (or last visited) subdirectory. Does Google like this?

i have a site that has 3 web applications, lets use this example: example.com/nicy example.com/mash example.com/zoken The main application is nicy, so if the user comes for the first time (or if ...
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When redirecting from http to https in a shop site, which status code should I use?

On a shop website, when "Pay now" is clicked we perform a header redirection to the same URL, just an SSL secured https version. In such a common scenario, should we use a permanent (301), a ...
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Site not accessible without www in url - Error 400 bad request

A site that I am developing works with the format www.domain.com but when typing the domain without the www i.e domain.com I receive a error 400 bad request. How can I enable non-www for my site.
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301 redirect, keyword being in bold

Regarding 301; If I redirect no-www to www domain with 301 redirect, do I still have to determinate inside Google webmaster tools which version (www or nonwww) is prefered? Or is setting up redirect ...
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301 redirect code for IIS6 server

How can I set the non-www url to redirect to www format. Please guide me - if I do it through server control panel, the site doesn't work.
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Website on S3: Multiple subdomains to one Bucket?

I'd like to host a website on Amazon S3. What's the best practice to make a site accessible from both example.com and www.example.com?
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What's the advantage in purchasing new hosting purely for 301 redirections

As a follow on from How do I adjust our "default" domain I am about to setup 301 redirections from a selection of TLD to our recently selected default domain. Currently ALL of our TLDs ...
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Permanent redirect to different domain followed by temporary redirect to folder

I have old-domain.com which I want to migrate to new-domain.com. However, the content on the old domain is, well, old. And I'm currently in the process of redesigning my whole site. My idea is to do ...
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How does 301 redirection work across the network? & should I use it if there is a chance we made need to change the resource back to the original URL?

I've built a CMS that makes it fairly easy for my client to relocate pages in their site hierarchy. This site has all human-readable and intuitive URLs, so moving a page necessarily means that its URL ...
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Moving to a custom domain in blogger spoiled my pagerank. Need help?

I had www.chankeypathak.blogspot.com as my blog on Blogger. I then purchased a domain www.chankeypathak.com and then I followed the procedure of redirecting all old pages to new ones (301 redirect). ...
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Does redirecting old site's URLs to new site's front page hurt a page's ranking?

An old site that is being rewritten needs to have it's URLs redirected to the new site. There are a few hundred pages that may or may not have corresponding pages on the new site, probably with ...
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Where should I redirect (removed) phishing pages

I was unfortunately the victim of a PHP exploit. Looking through my webserver logs, people are still attempting to reach the URL used in the phish. I want to redirect them to a site that will educate ...
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How do I setup 301 redirects in Google Apps site?

I have just moved a website from a shared host to a Google Apps site. Is there a way I can setup 301 redirects on my Google Apps site so that old links (with a different URL) can be 301 redirected to ...
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Using 301 Redirects on new site when access to old site denied?

I have a situation where I'm standing up a new website on a different web host. I've been denied access to the old site by the hosting company and the old site will most likely be turned off very ...
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URL redirection to same domain on different server

We have existing domain on non-IIS server and now we have moved it to IIS server. Client want us to redirect the URL from existing server to new server with same domain name. We will modify the ...
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Keywords in domain name [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Could I buy a domain name to increase traffic to my site like this? Let's assume we have a generic website "MyWebsiteAboutGamesAndThings.com". We discover that a lot of ...
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Retrieve Facebook Like count after changing URL structure for entire website

I just changed the URLs for my entire website. I have set up 301 permanent redirects for all old URLs to new URLs. Rel=canonical are set to new URLs. All Facebook Like buttons count have returned to ...
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How to come back to old URL already redirected with 301? What is the impact to SEO?

I have recently moved my old site (built with DreamWeaver) to a new one (with new design and using WordPress). It was done last August, 1st and as the URLs with WP changed completely, I had to do ...
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How to redirect any URL to lowercase URL?

I have this .htaccess files: ErrorDocument 404 /index.html <IfModule mod_rewrite.c> Options +FollowSymLinks RewriteEngine On RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^domain\.com [NC] RewriteRule (.*) ...
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What other choices do we have other than the 301 redirect and CNAME on DNS?

I have a main site http://qweop.com, and I would like to add an alias to it called http://qwepo.com. Now if I use a CNAME (currently this is what I'm using) on qwepo which maps www to qweop.com, then ...
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Moving from Subdirectory to Subdomain structure

I have a website (powered by Rails/Postgres and nginx) where I had setup a blog and a coupons section as: http://examplecom/blog/ http://example.com/coupons/ Blog is powered by wordpress and ...
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When using Google Sites with a Godaddy domain, how do you alias example.com to www.example.com?

I know how to do this in an Apache2 config file and my own DNS configuration... But here I'm forced to host the site at Google Apps and the DNS at Goddady.com. What's the easiest way to alias ...
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Setting up a redirect from 'www.example.com' to 'www.mysite.com/blog'

hopefully someone can give me a roadmap to get this done. I run a self-hosted Wordpress blog at http://www.example.com which has numerous posts/links such as ...
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Robots.txt practices with .htaccess redirections (inherits)

I have a question regarding how to write robots.txt files for many domains and subdomains with redirects in place. We have a hosting account that enacts primary and add-on domains. All of our domains ...
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Redirect directory URL to instead have .html suffix

htaccess redirect (301) all my old content from my WordPress to my new URL design. I want to redirect all the last trailing slashes to .html ... the permalinks are already working, but I don't want ...
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Domain Masking / Cloaking?

I don't know whats the correct term for it, but what I'd like is to forward users visiting domain1.com to domain2.com without changing the URL in their address bar at all, IE. show contents from ...
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Moving to a new domain - what to do to minimize visitor loss

I want to move my website to a new domain. Would be nice if you can share some experience or suggestion to minimize loss of visitors. In google webmaster tools there is an option which allows to move ...
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rewrite url (redirection)

How to rewrite url: www.domain.com domain.com to www.domain.com/sell.html Were sell.html is already rewritten I need some kind of redirection.
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htaccess and 301 redirects - multiple domains

I have the following which redirects mydomain1.co.uk and mydomain1.com to www.mydomain1.com perfectly. RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} !^(.*)\.mydomain1\.com$ [NC] RewriteRule ^(.*)$ ...
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What does the '^' mean in “rewrite ^ http://example.com permanent;”

I found some configuration of nginx contains: if($args ^~ post=140) { rewrite ^ http://example.com/ permanent; } What does the ^ mean in rewrite ^ http://example.com/ permanent?
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Subfolder won't permenantly redirect to subdomain

Right now I have the following code to redirect all non-www URLs to www URLs: RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^example.com RewriteRule ^(.*)$ http://www.example.com/$1 [R=301,L] Besides that redirection, ...
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I have domain.com and domain.org to the same site, should I use redirects to avoid duplicate content [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is duplicate content and how can I avoid being penalized for it on my site? I have both the .com and the .org for a domain name, and using Apache I point them to ...
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Difference in stats on the same domain - seo related

Recently i started to optimize my company's website. With a little help of market samurai. One of the adjustments was a www redirect to the prefered domain. We currently rank on #8 for our desired ...
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Issue with permanent redirect implementation

I have a tricky problem related to 301 redirections I badly need help with. I tried to implement these via .htaccess, but ran into trouble. The start of my .htaccess looks like this: SetEnv PHP_VER ...
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How do I hide a 301 redirect from my root domain?

I was analyzing my webpage SEO using an online tool where I saw that my http status for my root domain name www.caliberequipment.com was resulting in a 301 redirect to ...
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301 vs 302 redirect for ?url=URL

I have the following URL for affiliates: http://www.mydomain.com/affiliates/partners/partnerName.do?url=http://www.mydomain.com/product/3 The value of url will change all the time. For this, I ...
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How can I find the number of users who visit my site via a redirect?

My domain foo.com redirects (via a permanent 301) to bar.com. I want to know how many visitors to bar.com come from having first visited foo.com. I'm using Woopra - originally, I thought the ...
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what's better for SEO : a 301 moved page vs an alias?

I recently optimized my site changing the keywords but also the path to those pages (I'm using human readable urls) So google will not find those pages anymore... what's the best aproach in this case: ...
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Best Domain Redirect Approach for Large Network

We are launching a new network and want to focus/funnel users to our top sites. We have hundreds of domains, but most of them don't really merit their own development (many were bought for brand ...
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Redirecting bad links to the correct links via htacess or 301 redirect plugin for WordPress

I'm getting a lot of 404 errors b/c I recently switched content management systems (Habari to WordPress). I would like to use the 301 redirect plugin for WordPress to capture and helpfully redirect ...
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Googlebot crawling 301 redirected URLs again and again

We're having some problems with our site www.inzoco.com. There are lots of old URLs being crawled again and again, even if we send a 301 code. We have checked the entire site several times with a ...
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Trouble with .htacess redirection

I use this redirect rule to redirect users from www.domain.com/admin to www.domain.com/wp-admin on a WordPress site. RedirectMatch 301 \@admin http://www.domain.com/wp-admin The problem is that ...
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mod rewrite help needed to redirect old domain to new domain

I recently switched sites from janeullah.com (which had an A dns entry pointing to janeullah.zenfolio.com) to janeullahphotography.com. I'm on Dreamhost, currently have A record on janeullah.com going ...
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301 redirect: Is this good or bad for 2 domains?

Since i couldn't find any appropriate answer to my specific question, I wanted to ask you. I've read alot of things about the 301-redirect for moving pages and so on. A customer of mine has booked a ...