301 is the HTTP status code for a permanent redirect.

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Is there a safe way to redirect traffic from a dozen old websites to a new (unrelated) website?

Over the years I've built over a dozen unsuccessful sites. They get 10-100 visitors per day each. The topics include all kinds of random things - recipes, hiking tips, military equipment, gym bloopers,...
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.htaccess redirect without changing url in users' address bar

My website redirects to /temp when visiting the root, I'd like it to appear as the root, without the /temp in the URL address bar. I have a simple .htaccess: Options +FollowSymlinks RewriteEngine On ...
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301 redirects for pages with <a name> bookmarks

We are rebuilding our current retail site (art re-sellers) which uses internal bookmarks for much of the links ie products on a hub page that link to the details for that product on another page with ...
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How to htaccess redirect 301 from old to new site with conditions

Is it possible at the same time to redirect 301 multiple URLs/pages from old to new redirect 301 all remain old pages to new homepage redirect 301 both www/without of old homepage to new homepage ...
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Owning multiple unestablished domains and redirecting to one domain

If I was to own multiple unestablished domain names such as abc.com xyz.com hij.co.uk etc... for the purpose of keeping them away from my competitors, and then I was to 301 redirect them to one domain;...
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Canonical Tags and, 301 and Legacy/Old format URLs indexed

I have posted another question too which is related, but separate. Removing old format URLS This question is slightly confusing because I changed the domain. Previously, we were running the site at ...
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SEO - Canonical Tags and, 301 and Product Variations

My website has undergone many changes over the past 10 years, as I guess most have, rankings have dropped and over the past few months I have been working on the site and CMS a lot to improve it, but ...
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enable keepalive on apache 301 redirect pages

I want to make it so that every website on the server I manage (including my own website) will enable keep-alive on all (HTTP status 301) redirect pages including ones issued by apache modules. This ...
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Moving a secondary site form a www.example.com/subdirectory to another www domain

I have added all my websites on Webmaster Tools (Google Search Console), but I have a question about moving a different site from a subdirectory to another www domain. I added on Webmaster Tools and ...
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Retire a domain

We have a domain foo.com which was pointing to our main site bar.com (same IP address) Different content rendered for foo.com and bar.com We have decided to retire foo.com. For the last while all foo ...
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Point a domain registered via GoDaddy to a hosting package from Strato

I have a hosting package that is hosted at Strato and a .eu domain that was registered via Strato as well. However, I want to use one of the new Top-Level-Domains for the website on my Strato-webspace....
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How to make transition from HTTP/1.1 to HTTP/2 with SEO in mind?

I'm aware that HTTP/2 is using only https protocol. My existing implementation on the website are all HTTP/1.1 with http protocol with thousands of existing urls. To add HTTP/2 support, without ...
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301 or linking to domain

I purchased a number of (oldish) domains, 2 or 3 of these domains have relatively good backlinks and according to MOZ (if that is worth anything) a goodish page rank. These domains are currently ...
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One to many problem with implementing 301 redirect after changed urls

I have a problem. I had an old dynamic url which I have now split into multiple static urls. e.g. www.mydomain.com/product.php?type=1&id=2 www.mydomain.com/product.php?type=2&id=3 www....
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wordpress 301 redirect tag to main page

I have posted previously about wordpress tags and archives and whether it can lead to duplicate content problems, the overwhelming response was NO google is smart enough to realise the difference. ...
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Is it OK to merge pages and make other changes while the site is undergoing AdSense review?

My website is currently under stage-2 AdSense review. I have identified some key user experience issues which I can easily fix, however I'm worried that it will affect the review process. Can I ...
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How can I create a 301 redirect with non-English characters in the URL?

I would like to do 301 redirect from http://www.test.de/kollektion/b%C3%BCgel%20bh to http://www.test.de/bhs/bugel-bhs+balconette. I tried to create a redirection rule, but it's not working even ...
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Redirect loop from two domain using the same .htaccess

How our FTP was setup, the root level is Website #1. Website #2 has it's own directory folder inside that root. Both websites refer to the same .htaccess. If I do Redirect 301 /example/ http://www....
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Changing 301 redirect multiple times

Let's say I am a mortgage broker that has an entire neighborhood of houses to sell. I sell one of the houses, call it House A. For whatever reason, House A has great SEO, while the rest do not rank ...
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301 redirect with Apache: All paths of URL to a single path

I am migrating a website from one platform to another, and in that process, I'm getting rid of the old domain name. There is no direct relation between the paths on the old and new website, and ...
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Make domain 301 redirect to a static WordPress page

After adding a new page in WordPress i have this URL structure: domain.com/page. I would like to point a top level domain to this page using a PHP redirect: header( 'HTTP/1.1 301 Moved Permanently' );...
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SEO impact of redirecting high ranking mirror site to the main website

During SEO audit for a client I noticed that they had over a dozen duplicate websites that are carbon copies of the main website. This was done via CMS platform and DNS. One of the mirror sites has ...
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Why would a redirected site accrue sessions in Google Analytics?

A site I have is set up to redirect (301) to another site. But strangely the redirected site is accruing sessions in Google Analytics. The session numbers for each site (the redirected one and the one ...
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How to redirect 301 within subdomain?

I have 2 campaigns at competition.example.com/option_1 competition.example.com/option_2 option_1 and optino_2 are in separate folders which are in root folder. Each file and root has its own ....
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Is there negative impact on using a 301 redirected link as main nav?

Is there negative impact on using a 301 redirected link as main nav link? Current company has Main Nav to Blog as http://hannainst.com/about/company-blog.html (a 301 redirect) to http://hannainst....
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change sitemap after 301 redirect

When I use 301 redirects for all URLs ... should i change sitemap URLs ??? ...... e.g: Sitemap contains bellow URLs example.com/cat/1.html example.com/cat/2.html example.com/cat/3.html Should i ...
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How to remove a prefix from the old filenames and redirect to the new filename?

I have a bunch of old files prefixed with old- (e.g. old-abcde.php). I need an htaccess rule to set up a 301 redirect so that any request for a file starting with old- goes to its corresponding new ...
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Track 301 redirect traffic from domainA to domainB in Google analytics

Ive got domainA which has a 301 redirect setup to redirect traffic from domainA to domainB, Id like to track how much traffic is coming through as a redirect from domainA. How could i track this in ...
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Adding an extra domain to match target keywords

We have an existing brand and now a 'new entertainment' product, but the kewords and top results for this 'new entertainment' are dominated by the competition. Is it a good idea to add an extra ...
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301 redirect or canonical

I'm launching version 2 of my site. It has a new url structure, but largely the same contents. I have around 500+ content pages that gets affected. This is a custom build and I have no technical ...
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redirecting many websites to a domain marketplace

I'm building a small domain marketplace where I and a few friends want to sell a few of domain names. We plan to redirect (301?) each domain to a dedicated page in the marketplace website. we wonder ...
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Redirect before rewrite

Had an issue where I need to redirect old URLs, but not disable the mod_rewrite for page structure. redirect 301 /home.html http://www.example.com/ It needs to live on the Symphony 2.0 .htaccess ...
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When does the 301-redirected URL gets indexed?

I had a page on my website like example.com/dir/page but now I have moved it to example.com/page. The old URL 301-redirects to the new URL. When will it get updated in Google? I asked the bot to ...
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Search Console Fetch Not Found and Redirect

When fetching a URL in Search Console i get 3 results; success, redirect and not found. Can I ignore the redirect warnings or is Google telling me there is a problem? The not found pages; I can not ...
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301 Per Redirect .htaccess w/ match to a set of words

I am trying to edit .htaccess to do 301 redirect from old domain to new. I was wondering if there's a way to do a 301 redirect that matches a certain keywords. So instead of writing 301 for each line, ...
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combined 301 redirects not working

I made some changes to the files on a website and now Search Console is showing me 404 errors for some URLs. The normal setup, which works fine is like this: the user-friendly URL mywebsite.com/...
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What would be the SEO impact of moving webpages under my root domain to a subdomain?

Would moving webpages in directories under my root domain (e.g., example.com/docs/single-doc-name/) to a third-party service that would only allow you to use a subdomain for them (e.g., docs.example....
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301 and no-index tag don't work

Almost 3 months ago I've put no-index tag to about 3,000 pages on my website and 301 redirect (which is permanent redirect) for almost 15,000 pages. (The all site is about 50,000 pages) And yet as ...
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301 redirect a subdomain to the root domain with www [duplicate]

I want to re-direct all requests to http://subdomain.example.com to http://www.example.com What should the code be?
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Duplicate content - Redirecting mirror sites

A domain has 12 mirror sites and all of them are indexed. As a matter of fact one of the mirror domains (44 Moz domain authority) is competing with the primary domain (62 Moz domain authority) on page ...
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Multiple domains (for multiple brands) redirecting to different pages of a website

A "digital agency", call it Acme.com, provides a broad range services from web applications through to copywriting. It wants a single website with separate areas for each department/service area, each ...
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301 redirect away from content that is served with a reverse proxy to prevent duplicate content

I am currently struggling to resolve an issue stemming from a reverse proxy. We are running a reverse proxy from page.example.com to example.com/page/ . This original subdomain content is generated ...
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htaccess 301 redirect for second level sub directory

I have a directory website with the following URL structure. http://mywebsite.com/information/business-name/ http://mywebsite.com/information/business-name/product-names/ http://mywebsite.com/...
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How do I handle a LOT of redirects when migrating a medium sized site?

I'm migrating a medium-sized site (12,000 pieces of content) from Static HTML to a CMS. The CMS effectively requires that the exiting site structure has to change. The site has more than 5,000 PDFs ...
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Redirect everything from old domain to new domain

I need to (permanent) redirect all of the following: www.domain.com www.domain.com/folder sub.domain.com sub.domain.com/folder Basically all URLS that are reachable without being intended to: www....
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If i use 301 redirects (to bounce the requests), will the other destination be aware of my Server IP?

(Just for the knowledge) I wonder, let's say one day, when my Site is suddenly having some attacks at the login page (e.g: /login.php). If i don't bother about my Login page anymore, and i want to ...
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301 redirection from thousands pages to single

I have a tech blog (CCTLD) running from 9 years with thousands of pages (including tags and categories) and i no longer want to continue that blog. And want to get benefit of its SEO value. Now i ...
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We want to change the URLs of an entire section of the website, what all can go wrong with SEO?

We have the following URL sections: http://www.movie-website.com/movies/movie-name/trailers And we want to change it to: http://www.movie-website.com/trailers/movie-name/ Of course we are looking ...
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Googlebot robots.txt access error on HTTPS when redirected from HTTP

This might be a stupid question, but I never came across this issue before and were not able to find any definite answers to this on the web: Our client migrated to HTTPS a few months ago, using ...
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Which is more SEO friendly, redirect or rewrite?

On Apache 2.4, which is better for multiple migrated URLs in terms of SEO, 301 redirect or rewrite? I have ~50 URLs.