301 is the HTTP status code for a permanent redirect.

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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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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 0....
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Help with 301 redirect from subdomain to root domain

I need to forward existing subdomain links to the root domain as the subdomain no longer exists. I have tried so many different lines of code in my .htaccess file and can not get the redirect to work. ...
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Impact of migrating whole site from HTTP to HTTPS

We migrated our website to HTTPS everywhere and we have setup a 301 redirect on all the pages when the protocol is HTTP. However, one of the SEO experts who is helping us with all things SEO sent us ...
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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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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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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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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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Want to redirect a domain to a new domain using 301 or 302?

Firstly, I want to redirect an old domain to a new domain, (old site to new site). The old site has good ranking on Google, now if I redirect the site, I want to retain this site on the Google ...
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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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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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SEO and multiple domains to same site

I have one website. I have two domain names that I want to point to the same site install. So whether you go to name-one.com or name-two.com you see the exact same site. Now, I can either set up ...
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Duplicated content www on subdomain and SSL

I have a eCommerce based on OpenCart, but I was wondering about change my domain name for SEO purposes. For me the critical thing about my changes are the imminent possibility of domain change, I'm ...
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How do I map a (keyword rich) domain name to an existing website?

I am not experienced technical person, and still learning but will try to explain what I have done so far and what my query is. I have a (hypothetical) domain az-studios.com On that domain I have 3 ...
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how to set 301 redirect in wordpress .htacces file

In continuation of my previously asked question preserve-search-engine-index-while-shifting-to-new-domain. The migration is being done in the word-press and we will have same server with same IP.Since ...
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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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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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Is redirecting to 404 ok for SEO?

There was an old website located at http://domain.com. Then it has been replaced by a new website, with a totally new url configuration, leaving old domain, but switching to https-only. So now 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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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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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 (.*) http://...
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Will putting the HTML from a 301 redirect page into a document perform the same function as a real 301 redirect?

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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Should I redirect the site IP address to the domain name

I have been told by an SEO company to redirect the site IP to the domain using a 301 redirect. This will apparently improve the SEO ranking of the site. The site has a dedicated IP address. Is this ...
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How can my site detect mobile phones and switch visitors to a mobile Domain?

My Question is that when user enter the website: http://www.example.com then they will just go to automatically to http://www.example.mobi how can i do this .. is their any technique behind that. ...
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Managing redirections of 2 domains at CloudFlare for the same site

Let's say I have these two domains: example.com.uy example.uy My goal is to set a proper domain's forward according to SEO best practices using a 301 Redirect, in order to enforce my users to be ...
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Canonicalization for www/non-www URLs and IP/domain on a Windows server

I have checked my website using this SEO tool and the results report 2 issues: Test your site for potential URL canonicalization issues. Canonicalization describes how a site can use slightly ...
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I'm using a CNAME to send www. traffic to domain without www. Will this hurt my SEO? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Does the “canonical name” in DNS make any difference to search engines? Mu understanding is that CNAME should be used for subdomains and www is just another ...
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Does purposely linking to an invalid URL and then using 301 affect SEO?

On a section of my site, I am currently using .htaccess rewrites to put the ID as part of the URL instead of in the query, like so: RewriteRule ^([a-z_]+)?/?tours/([0-9]+)/(.*) /tours/tour_text.php?...
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Why Google Webmaster Tools list HTTP status 303 as crawl error?

There is another interesting question about status 303 and seo here but it does not answer me why status 303 appears now in GWT in the crawl errors section since end of January. In my understanding ...
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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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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 Masking / Cloaking?

I don't know what the correct term is for this but I'd like to redirect exampleA.com to exampleB.com without changing the URL in their address bar at all. So for example: User visits: exampleA.com ...
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Redirect subdomain (weblog) to new domain without access to .htaccess

I have a blog that has PR 1 on a subdomain aaaa.domain.com of a blog server domain.com. Now I want to buy a domain newdomain.com and I want to tell google webmaster to redirect the old subdomain to ...
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redirecting https to http

RewriteEngine on RewriteCond %{SERVER_PORT} ^443$ RewriteRule ^(.*)$ http://%{HTTP_HOST}/$1 [R=301] # WordPress Defaults RewriteBase / RewriteRule ^index\.php$ - [L] RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} ...
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Moving folder's content to a new domain, what SEO steps to take?

So, we have a functionality on example.com/folder that we decided to make as separate site and we're in need of moving it to a new domain (brand it)... This is what I'm going to make SEO wise (...
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Remove extension from URL using a rewrite without resulting in a redirect loop

On the server, I have a file (on the filesystem) called page.html, which I want to be accessed as site.com/page So if someone goes to site.com/page.html, it should 301 redirect to site.com/page I've ...
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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 http://www.example.com/...
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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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SEO impact of 301 permanent redirecting a domain to a sub-directory of another domain?

I had my own experience of 301 permanently redirecting a domain to another (every page mapped) and Google properly worked everything out and it never had any problem SEO-wise. However, what if I'm ...
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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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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 to fix 404 crawl error of a website

I have a navigational links in a php page nav.php, Which is included in all pages of my website. I have got folder structure like below +top_folder -config.php +includes_folder -nav....
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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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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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https:// search results appearing on Google for purely http:// site

I started weeding through my site's search results from Google today, using a site: search, to determine if there are any links that cause 404s and thus need redirecting. To my amazement I noticed ...
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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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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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Getting 301 redirect error in Google Webmaster Tools while using “change address”

So I'm moving my website from one domain to another. In this process I'm using the "change address" function in Google Webmaster Tools on my old-domain.com, "switching" it to / choosing my verified ...
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301 redirect causing Bingbot to crash, redirection limit reached

Inside my .htaccess file, I have the following script: RewriteEngine on RewriteCond %{HTTPS} off RewriteRule ^(.*)$ https://%{HTTP_HOST}%{REQUEST_URI} [L,R=301] <IfModule mod_rewrite.c> ...
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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 ...