301 is the HTTP status code for a permanent redirect.

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Is my .htaccess settings hurting SEO?

I have a site that I have redirecting to HTTPS. I do this to leverage wildcard SSL for my password protected pages. Everything seems to work fine with testing. For example, whether you type in HTTP or ...
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Will my traffic come back after my site redesign? [closed]

I screwed up. I launched my site after rebuilding it without setting up the proper 301's and traffic immediately dropped about 60%(it's not really something I thought about). After about a week and a ...
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Why are perfectly legitimate pages on my website registering in Google Webmasters as 404?

I have seen this question asked several times here, but never clearly answered. I suspect it has something to do with my .htaccess file: # BEGIN WordPress <IfModule mod_rewrite.c> ...
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How do I change pages registering as 404 to 200

I have this problem. After relaunching my site: http://www.kgstiles.com, traffic dropped immensely(about 60%). After troubleshooting for a week and a half - losing thousands of dollars off of lost ...
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How to get rid of crawling errors due to the URL Encoded Slashes (%2F) problem in Apache

The Google web crawler has indexed a whole set of URLs with encoded slashes (%2F) for our site. I assume it has picked up the pages from our XML sitemap file. The problem is that the live pages will ...
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Page for page redirect in Google App Engine

I have recently changed domain name for a webapp I run on Google App Engine and I am wondering if there is a simple way to do a page for page redirect from my old website to the new domain. ...
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Forwarding non-www domain to other domain using DNS

Is it possible to forward firstdomain.com to www.seconddomain.com or seconddomain.com using purely DNS records? I know how to forward www.firstdomain.com to seconddomain.com (using a CNAME). What I ...
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How long should I keep 301 redirecting pages from a deprecated domain?

I had an old domain that I have deprecated, but 301 redirected all results from it to my new site. The new site is now receiving a decent amount of traffic, but I don't know if it's 301 redirected ...
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Domain name made of keywords redirecting to main website's page

Let's say I have a website called books.com where I sell books. I've read on Redirecting different domains to your main site that it's not a bad idea to register another domain that does a 301 ...
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301 re-direct all external links to new domain

I have changed the main domain to a sub-domain & would like to re-direct all external links to the new sub domain. Have read a few articles but having no luck editing the .htaccess as it might be ...
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.htaccess Redirect 301 in Wordpress – From Post to Page

By default, Wordpress posts are added to RSS feed. For my website, I want to include Wordpress pages to RSS feed. I know that some plugins could help me. Instead, I try to use redirect 301 in ....
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How to do a cacheable redirection?

When users enter my website example.com, their "preferred" language is detected and they are redirected (using a 301 Moved Permanently redirection) to example.com/en/ (for English), example.com/it/ (...
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Should my “convenience” link that redirects to page 1 be a permanent or temporary redirect?

So, I have a simple blog. Included in my blog is tags. There are two ways to reach the first page of the posts belonging to a tag though. There is /tags/foobar and there is /tags/foobar/1 (where ...
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Why do I lose my Pagerank after a 301 redirect?

As we all know, Google treats sub-domains as completely separate domains so we have to fight for both, to get ranked in search results. One of my client's websites had example.com and blog.example....
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How to remove /index.html

How to make redirect /index.html -> / in Apache? Redirect /index.html http://domain-name.com/ Is causeing infinite loop when opening home page.
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More confusion over SEO Cname and 301 redirect

Previous answers on this topic don't really help me with my query, so any help appreciated for a bit of a newbie. I have a new domain "domain#1.mobi" Its hosted with godaddy and has a cname and ...
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using .htaccess to redirect .asp to .php?

Ahoy all! I've been racking my brain with this one. I basically just converted all of my pages from ASP code to PHP code. Kept the same filenames. So, here is the htaccess code I have so far, but ...
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Duplicate content issue after URL-change with 301-redirects

We got the following problem: We changed all URLs on our page from oldURL.html to newURL.html and set up 301-redirects (ca. 600 URLs) Google re-crawled our page, indexed all the new URLs (newURL....
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Add a record in my panel route my domain from host.com to www.host.com in dot net panel [duplicate]

Is there a way to enter a new register to route all the request to myhost.com to www.myhost.com in the dot net panel.
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301 redirect for a page with a space in it

I have some pages from a client's old template-based site which have spaces in them. For example, one of the pages looks like this: example.com/page.php?domain_name=example.com&viewpage=Gallery %...
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Moving URL - telling Bing Webmaster Tools

We're moving a site, we've set up 301's from the old pages to the new ones and told Google about the move, but I couldn't find any were to tell Bing. Is there a feature to do this in Bing Webmaster ...
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How to remove duplicate content, which is still indexed, but not linked to anymore?

A bug in the tool, which we use to create search-engine-friendly URLs changed our whole URL-structure overnight, and we only noticed after Google already indexed the page. Now, we have a massive ...
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Rankings dropping after small URL-change WITH 301-redirect

Two weeks ago, we attempted to make the URLs of ca. 12 pages more search-engine friendly. We changed three things. 1. Make URLs more SEF from: /แอร์-ราคา/brandname.html (meaning: /aircon-price/...
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.htaccess 301 redirect with regex?

How to do this with regular expression? Old -> New http://www.example.com/1.html -> http://www.example.com/dir/1.html http://www.example.com/2.html -> http://www.example.com/dir/2.html ...
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Major Google not follow increase since introducing 301 to site

Recently we implemented Varnish in front of our web nodes so that the backend would get some rest from time to time. Since varnish is case sensitive and our app was not we implemented a 301 in varnish ...
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Remove SSL from Google Search results

I am working on a WordPress site that serves up HTTP pages statically. The problem is that some of the pages are shown as HTTPS in Google Search results. For instance, if the search term "Example ...
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How to redirect a old URL using web.config (IIS)

I'm still very new to using URL rewrites and redirects and I'm having some problems on something I thought was quite simple... I've just rebuilt a website and want to redirect the old URLs to the new ...
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Website Remodel Redirects

We've recently built a site for a new client who has not inserted all the content that they had from their old site into their new one. Also a lot of content is dynamic with ID's not matching from the ...
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301 redirect to different directory on Yahoo Small Business Hosting without .htaccess

I have a website hosted with Yahoo Small Business Hosting, and I don't have access to use a .htaccess file. I have around 220 pages in a folder mysubfolder (http://example.com/myfolder/mysubfolder) ...
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If I blocked a directory, is a 301 error expected?

I blocked a directory in my site that is not secret but meant for internal discussions that are not relevant for search engine results. After running "Search as Google" at Google Webmaster Tools, the ...
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How can I tell GoogleBot that a subdirectory is now a subdomain?

I had about a million pages of a catalog indexed under a subdirectory, and now that's moved to a subdomain. GoogleBot is crawling each one of them and getting a 301 redirect to the new location. Even ...
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I want to consolidate two sites into a third. Will my search engine rankings be penalized if I rewrite and redirect pages one by one?

I have two Drupal sites with different content-- let's call them Apple and Orange. I recently developed a much more sophisticated third Drupal site-- let's call it Tree. For a large number of ...
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Remove multiple trailing slashes in a single 301 in .htaccess?

There is a similar question here, but the solution does not work in Apache for our site. I'm trying to remove multiple trailing slashes from URLs on our site. I found some .htaccess code that seems ...
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Rewrite in Mediawiki, remove index.php, .htaccess

I've just installed Mediawiki on Apache and I want the URL should be: localhost/Main_Page/ localhost/Special:Recent_Changes ... instead of: localhost/index.php/Main_Page/ localhost/index.php/...
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301 redirects. What's best way to get list of all my URL's to start the process of redirecting?

New Magento version of a site about to launch. What the best way to create a list of URLs on my site that ensures I haven't missed any - so I can do redirects on them? nd do I want to redirect all ...
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What constitutes a “substantial, good-faith effort to remove the links”

We engaged the services of a 3rd party SEO consultant to assist us in managing our Meta data and to write regular blogs on our site http://cyberdesignworks.com.au Without our authorisation, the SEO ...
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How can I redirect all files in a directory that doesn't conform to a certain filename structure?

I have a website where a previous developer had updated several webpages. The issue is that the developer had made each new webpage with new filenames, and deleted the old filenames. I've worked with ....
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How to Redirect Multiple Domain Names to a Main site in GAE

I am using google app engine to run a website and I have a website that I would like to be my main page and I have a few other domains that I want to redirect to the main page. The purpose of this is ...
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Finding websites that do a 301/302 redirect to a specific website

Is there a way to find out if a website is receiving redirects from other websites? Please note that I'm not asking about incoming links, but an actual redirect. I don't care how complicated the ...
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How to re-direct Wordpress posts with 301

All my WordPress post URLs generate sub directories with duplicate content and I do not know what regular expression to use to consistently 301 redirect domain.com/category/post/random-number/ to ...
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302 or 301 redirect in case where redirect lasts 1-2 months

I have a case where I have a newly built "author site" (promotes the author in general as a speaker and author) which needs to temporarily redirect traffic from the author's "book site" (focuses on ...
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Redesigning an old site, structure change etc

I have an old site built in 2006, it has around 200 pages and 500 pictures. Every single page is of course indexed as well as images. It is very well ranked for targeted keywords and I receive good ...
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Can too many 301 redirects cause a DNS error?

For a site http://imageocd.com that I just set up I initially spelled the category "automobiles" as "autimobiles"... I know it's rediculous. I then set up over 10,000 pages behind that category e.g. ...
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Google Analytics www 301 causing issues with In-Page Analytics

The closest question I could find to my problem is this one. The similarity is: I have a profile in Google Analytics (GA) that has been collecting data for a year. The domain setting in GA is http:...
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How to redirect / to home.php? (PHPBB/BLOG)

I want my site address to redirect: www.example.com to www.example.com/home.php I want to use this method to avoid it going to the index.php of that of my blog or phpb
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.htaccess 301 Redirect for wildcard subdomains

I run WordPress in Network mode, which means I can have multiple websites running off one installation of WordPress. Each website runs as a subdomain. WordPress handles this using .htaccess, and a ...
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how long after a 301 redirect can i cancel my old site

I have .com website which I don't want to use anymore (for a variety of reasons). I want to redirect the entire site to a .net domain with a 301 redirect. After how long can I cancel my .com domain ...
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.htaccess non-www to www rule seems to work but the URL isn't changing in the address bar

On a joomla site, apache, shared hosting, I'm using next .htaccess rule: RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} !^www\. RewriteRule ^(.*)$ http://www.%{HTTP_HOST}/$1 [R=301,L] The problem is that the browser's ...
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serious 404 problem, suggestions for hunting them all down

I have a bit of a situation coming up. Due to a complete website structure redesign that is basically inevitable, I expect to have the following: Our sitemap of about 12,000 url's have about 90-95% ...
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Limited 301 Redirect performance in .htaccess?

I'm in a situation and haven't been able to find a proper solution after much research. I'm working with a client who just built a new website with a different URL structure. After the website was ...