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301 is the HTTP status code for a permanent redirect.

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What does the '^' mean in “rewrite ^ http://test.com permanent;”

I found some configuration of nginx contains: if($args ^~ post=140) { rewrite ^ http://test.com/ permanent; } What does the ^ mean in rewrite ^ http://test.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 ...
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Will a 301 redirect help in maintaining proper page rank?

I have http://www.example.com/article Due to rampant content development by authors in my site, http://example.com/article has also been widely indexed by Google. Now, both are there roughly in ...
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DNS add-on domain setup and redirect

I have several domains which I'd like to point to another (I'll call it foo.com). A couple of things aren't entirely clear to me. First, the DNS. I'm using Kloxo/HyperVM. Do I need to create separate ...
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301 Redirect HTML Pages

In a web debugger, the html of a 301 redirect page shows up as: <!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//IETF//DTD HTML 2.0//EN"> <html><head> <title>301 Moved Permanently</title> ...
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For SEO, is a 301 or 302 redirect better for affiliate links?

For SEO, is a 301 or 302 redirect better for affiliate links? Are there any benefits/drawbacks for either? PriceGrabber uses 301 Shopzilla uses 302 Nextag uses 302
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301 Redirect are these URLs equivalent?

I want to redirect an entire duplicate directory to the same files in the directory above the dup_folder. Redirect Code in .htaccess: Redirect 301 /dup_folder/ http://www.example.biz/ It redirects ...
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Redirecting different domains to your main site

My main domain is domain.com (for example), but i want to buy: domain-dragon.com domain-killer.com and on and on and redirect (301) to my main domain - domain.com, is this considered as a ...
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GoDaddy URL forwarding while keeping relative path

I'm hosting my website on Google App Engine and my domain name on GoDaddy. Google App Engine does not allow you to have naked URLs. So it doesn't allow you to have example.com but does allow you to ...
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How to setup mod_rewrite/htaccess to do url masking and forwarding to a subdirectory?

Its been about three years since I've played with apache and php(I've been using thin and nignx ;). So I've forgotten how to setup a mod_rewrite directive to forward all http requests from root to the ...
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Redirecting domains to prevent duplicate content [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is duplicate content and how can I avoid being penalized for it on my site? I have 2 domains: www.company.com and www.product.com I like both domains, they ...
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What can cause RewriteRule to work only for certain pages?

Is there any extern factor (that is, not in the .htaccess file) that can cause the RewriteRule not to work for specific URLs (of existing pages)? I have the following code in the .htaccess (it ...
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How to Preserve PageRank for Disappearing Pages?

Pretend that USA Today has a section of their site where the sell electronics, which they locate at http://electronics.usatoday.com. The subdomain is powered by an online electronics store called ...
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Is it ok to use 301's this way?

I installed a forum, which has a page for member info. I want this to link to my main sites member info page which is a lot more detailed and interactive. The forum membership page has the url: ...
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Best way to deal with non existant page

I had on my website category pages. they were http://my.site.com/en/somecountry/category/ but with the structure change of my site (it's rather new), I have no need for this ...
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What is the best way to redirect my naked domain?

I have example.com, which points to web server using A records, I want to redirect all traffic from www.example.com to example.com. As far as i know these are methods, 301 HTML redirect from www to ...
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How important is it to 301 redirect forum posts

I am going through the process of porting all forum data from PHP to ASP.net, it's quite a long and difficult process. There are around 30,000 threads, it's been online for quite a few years. How ...
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mod_rewrite change . to -

I'm moving my site and the URL structure has changed because of the new CMS. The urls would be similar to /my.products.htm on the new site we are changing the URLs to this /my-products is their a way ...
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SEO disasters moving domain for a high traffic website?

We're looking at moving our website from http://www.wikijob.co.uk to http://www.wikijob.com/uk as we spread our wings internationally. Our .co.uk website has a PR6 and received around 1/2 million ...
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301 redirect and page ranking

Say I have a site 123example.com, with roughly 100 backlinks, which has increased from a google page 27 to page 12 for my keywords over the last month and continues toward the top 10... I have another ...
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Will search engines reindex a page that has been set to redirect on to a newer site page?

We were asked by a client to change a website so that any pages/Urls we were hosting on an older site would now redirect to a newer site hosted somewhere else and a different domain name to boot. We ...
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SEO: 301 for a page which has no mirrow path?

I just did a 301 and the domain and some pages which have a mirror file path are fine. But I have one directory which is not going to be part of the new site and I don't know how to redirect the old ...
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When removing a bunch of files from a website, is 301 to the start page appropriate? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What to do with random pages after a 301 redirect? Currently, we are working on modifying the contents of a website of one of our products. Since we are re-positioning ...
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What to do with random pages after a 301 redirect?

I did a standard 301 redirect for a domain, but the original domain has about 300 pages that have some strength. It doesn't make sense to make them all point back to the new home page because the ...
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.htaccess RedirectMatch 301 issue

I've moved my WordPress installation from one domain to another, and I want to use an .htaccess file on the original to redirect visitors to the new page on the new website. The old site is ...
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.htaccess: Redirect Hotlink Flash --> Site with embed Flash

I have some PHP sites that embeds SWF files. These SWF files are now linked to by some other guys. And I don't want them to simply open the SWF, I want them to force being redirect to the page where ...
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Multiple 301 redirects, do search engines/viewers see them all?

I've put in place lots of different 301 rules to deal with numerous url changes. And for certain URLS there are 3-4 different 301 redirects landing the visitors to the new URL. I heard that 301 ...
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How does bing-bot( is that the right spider-name? ) and googlebot interpret 301 redirect?

I've been looking for documentation on how the Microsoft and Google bots interpret 301 redirects. It seems that google-bot stores documents on a url based index system. But I haven't been able to ...
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How to 301 redirect from old query string URLs to CakePHP Canonical URLs?

I currently have a .htaccess file that looks like this: RewriteCond %{QUERY_STRING} ^action=view&item=([0-9]+)$ RewriteRule ^index\.php$ /index.php?url=item/%1 [R=301] RewriteCond ...
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Different data for www and no-www in Google Webmasters Tools

My Webmasters Tools home page contains example.com and www.example.com in the sites section. There is a rewrite rule (301 redirect) on my server that redirects all requests from www.example.com to ...
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Proper way to move Google Analytics code from one site to another one

Currently, I use Google Analytics for www.example.com. example.com is also added to GA and shows "Tracking not installed". Recently I added rewrite rule (301 redirect) to redirect all requests from ...
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Google analytics and 301 redirects

We have a multilingual website and the first page redirects to specific language page using 301 redirect based on some logic. For example: http://mysite.com/ redirects to http://mysite.com/en/ The ...
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Is there any way to redirect one domain to another via DNS settings keeping the path information?

For example, my domain is example.com and when someone navigates to example.com/sample/page.htm, I want it to redirect to test.com/sample/page.htm. I know that this can probably easily be done using ...
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Is it possible to create a 301 redirect and MX records at a naked domain?

I'm wondering since I found out that creating a CNAME and an MX record is not allowed. I want to create a 301 redirect from example.com to www.example.com, and have email with @example.com addresses. ...