A page, link or command that points URL requests to another URL in the world wide web. Redirects can be either server-side or client-side through the use of javascript.

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SSL and backlinks

If I have many backlinks that points to http://example.com and then enforce SSL so that the URL then becomes https://example.com, What should I do to ensure that I do not lose these backlinks? One ...
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Creating a Combined 301 Redirect in .htaccess

We are being advised by our SEO agency to reduce the number of "chained" redirects we have. So, for example: URL A - http://www.sitename.co.uk/SHOPPING-CATEGORIES/product_name redirects to its https ...
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Will redirecting expired domains to my website help or attract penalties?

I am developing a entertainment website and have found more than 4 entertainment domains (expired domains). Domain authority of these domains are 25 or more. If I will redirect these domain to my ...
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How can I redirect all my files on old URLs to new URLs on IIS?

I've been looking and trying out different pieces of code for months to no avail. Most of what I have found is for .htaccess, and not for IIS. I have two scenarios: subdomain1.domain.com to ...
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Redirecting with 301s between domains and totally different sites, how bad will SEO fall out be?

I'm involved in a discussion with a client that has an old website and a new one. The old site is actually something they inherited as part of the purchase of another company. The old site has a ...
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Where to place 301 redirects in the .htaccess file on a WordPress site

I edited my .htaccess file earlier to redirect from www version to non-www, and it is working correctly. However, now I have some page redirects I need to do. I am looking at the .htaccess file, and I ...
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Google search on domain name shows hostname

A small organistion changed its name, registered the corresponding new domain name and set website forwarding to the old domain name. This was done through setting "Masked Redirect" via the hosting ...
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My ip is redirecting to www-ip

I have a redirection rule that redirect my any domain.com request to www.domain.com, But if i try open my domain with ip it redirects to www.ip/. I want my site to open when i try to open with ip. ...
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Rewrite rule for pretty URL: redirecting 'index.php?parameter' to 'slug/index.html'

My original URL is: http://example.com/video_in.php?video_id=1 and I want my link to be: http://example.com/shaandaar/kinna_sona.html shaandaar and kinna_sona are the slugs in my ...
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Should I worry about redirecting index.php to root or not?

I've read in a forum two users saying that Google identifies index.php and the site's root as a single page, that redirecting index.php to root is not something we should worry about, but as they had ...
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SEO and 302 redirect from homepage to another domain

There is a product that consists of multiple services that are hosted on different domains. One of the services is used to host user's packages which are available through the URL: ...
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One website for desktops and one for mobile in the same domain

I have two websites, one is served to desktops and the other is served to mobiles and tablets. I redirect users with a JS script. I know redirection isn't a good practise for Google. What is the ...
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Redirecting from http to https impact SEO?

According to what I have learnt, when we take a decision of permanent redirect, the SEO is impacted like in the folowing example: Redirect www.example.net to www.example.com Redirect ...
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htaccess Redirect everything to index.php little trouble

I need to redirect everything (www.example.com/, www.example.com/en/, www.example.com/en/index.php?do=xyz, etc.) to index.php, but I can't get everything working. 1st try: RewriteCond ...
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Can I track referral traffic in Google Analytics from a domain that is redirecting to my site?

We have two domains such that www.example.org is redirecting to www.example.com. We want to track how many times someone gets to example.com from the example.org redirect. How can do do this in ...
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htaccess need automatic redirect + language + SEO urls

I am trying to achieve more things: HTTP:// should redirect to HTTPS:// www.example.com should redirect to www.example.com/en/ or /it/ depending on client language links should resolve to ...
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What does this Piwik report mean?

My site has meta refresh code that should redirect the visitor within 1 second to another site. Some visitors though end up doing this kind of behavior: As you can see there are 2 folder icons, the ...
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How to match only part of URL and redirect URL with parameters in .htaccess?

I have a number of links with similar structure: example.com/index.php/path/some-path/some-subpath?parameter=1 Which I want to redirect just to example.com/category/ But I want to match only the ...
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Redirect from our website to our Facebook page: QR code GA tracking

We have couple of marketing collateral (cards, envelope, flyer) on which we would like to put a QR code that will direct to our Facebook page. To be able to have accurate tracking, I would like to ...
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SEO - Redirect domain root to different url for landing page

I plan to to put my web app to say http://example.com but for now i have only landing page with signup form. I thought about putting LP to http://example.com/welcome and I feel that this should be 302 ...
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How to remove Plesk websites temporary urls from Google index?

Google is indexing Plesk temporary URLs, I've tried the following tip but it does not block those URLs. Why Google indexed the preview URL of domain? I added this to .htacess with no success: ...
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60% organic traffic drop after permalink structure change?

On a very large website I have changed the permalink structure, for technical reasons. Every URL is 301 redirected to it's appropriate one. A few days after the change I have noticed a drop in ...
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Which does google prefer: chained redirects or longer time-to-first-byte?

I'm clearly a webpagetest.org addict now. Once again, I tested my site after optimizing (by eliminating some file scans) and the speed greatly improved. It's now at about 150ms Time to First Byte from ...
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Product Bundles - Choosing 301 or 302 When Redirecting All Child Items to 1 Parent

Let's say there is a product "Stainless BBQ Grill" which has various extra options available by "adding on" additional products. Lets call it a bundle/group/kit...components like side burner, digital ...
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Changed website permalink structure. Old permalinks show as duplicate content in webmasters tools [duplicate]

I have changed the permalink structure for a website containing about 2000 URLs. The old urls are 301 redirected to the new ones. Google indexed most of them yet they show as duplicate titles in ...
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Apache/DNS Issues on VPS [closed]

My new site just won't resolve. I've setup a new site on my GD VPS. Unfortunately it is forwarding to one of my established sites, and I can't determine why. My setup: GoDaddy VPS that has a ...
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We cannot stop subdomains redirecting to the main domain [closed]

The subdomains of our website besthomecarefranchise.info keeps redirecting back to the main site, you can see it here, http://raymondadamcik.besthomecarefranchise.info/, we've spoken w/ the techs here ...
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Monitor a website and change it to show an error message when the web server is offline

I own a domain. Let's name it example.com. I have my own server. For this example, its IP is 1.1.1.1. I use Amazon Route 53 and have configured my DNS. Each time a visitor visits example.com, she ...
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301 Redirect with Reverse Proxy

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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Prevent 301 redirect in browser to enable developer access to a website

We have 301 redirect set from domain A to domain B. Domain A contains a working site. Is there a way to disable 301 redirect in a browser so that when we come to domain A, we (the ...
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How to redirect URLs with a specific IDs to new URLs on a new domain name?

I want to redirect all pages where there is a specific word inside in the URL. Both websites have the same articles. For example: ...
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301 redirecting when swapping subdomains

I want to move/create some sub-domains like so: example.com moves to apps.example.com community.example.com moves to example.com The apps sub-domain is new. The existing community sub-domain will ...
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How does a redirect using a .htaccess compare to a redirect via DNS records?

Is there a reason to use one technique over the other or should I just use whichever is more convenient? Roughly, I want to redirect myshortsitename.com to mylongersitename.com.
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Would redirecting short URLs to full long URLS harm SEO?

Posts on my website can be reached by URLs like this long version http://example.com/post/22/do-your-home-work-for-free or URLs like this short version http://example.com/post/22/ I want to use ...
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Someone is spamming links to my site by 301 redirecting his domain to mine what should I do?

I have already disvowed the domain. Still he is creating more than 100k links daily. How should I report this to Google?
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How to submit shortened URLs to Google so that they are included in the index

I am working on a project to create a URL shortener. I have successfully gotten it to create short URLs, but I would like to submit them to Google. When I submit a short URL via Google Webmaster ...
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Will data be encrypted if an HTTP page POSTs to a HTTPS handler that redirects back to HTTP?

My host gave me a subdomain of their domain that has HTTPS: https://mysite.example.com My own domain name has no SSL installed, so the only way I can take advantage of encryption is by using the ...
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Redirect root URL to changing subfolder – concerns?

I have a custom CMS powering a niche website. Most of the time there's no content or just one item relevant and therefore shown. Currently I have an index page at the root URL. I consider redirecting ...
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Does automatically redirecting typo urls to correct ones cause SEO problems?

I am working on a website that has permalinks in this form: example.com/my-content-is-here-123 example.com/another-content-page-234 The numbers at the end represent the page/post unique ID. I have ...
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Redirected urls show in serp, with the original permalink but with the title and meta of the target page

I have a problem which I have not encountered before. On a website I am working on, www.example.com, I have several affiliate links which are of the form www.example.com/out/blahblah The redirect is ...
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Can't get the URL of a page [closed]

When I go to this page, and when I click on the emergency button, it takes me to random pages over the internet. I want a way to make it possible to go directly to those random pages without going to ...
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URLs with trailing questionmark (?)

I understand that URLs with or without trailing slash are considered two different resources and therefore we should use redirects to tell Google which one is the canonical one. But what about ...
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Is a Server and Date HTTP header really necessary for error or redirecting pages?

On practically every URL I visit using the command-line tool CURL, there is always a server identification header and date header outputted regardless of the status of the request. For example, on my ...
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Same domain with different extension - redirect

I have website hosted at say example.com I would like to have example.in, which should redirect users to example.com. So, should I use domain forwarding feature that my DNS provides to redirect from ...
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International Redirects

Since a lot of clients are starting to go international I was wondering what the most optimal way is to redirecting users. For example a client has a website www.example.com (serving UK customers) at ...
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best practice for removed products/pages [duplicate]

I need to remove some discontinued products from a woocommerce site. I'm just wondering what the best practice is for SEO. I guess there are 3 options (or more?): 301 Redirect to product category ...
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Redirect to non-www and non-https in htaccess

I need to redirect my WordPress blog from https://www.example.com/blog to http://example.com/blog using the .htaccess file. This is what I have so far: <IfModule mod_rewrite.c> Options ...
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Multi-language site, landing page

Couldn't find a similar question here, and seems kinda simple, so sorry if this has been asked before. I'm developing a site with dual language, setup in the following format: ...
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SEO impact of static inbound link that redirects internally

I have a tool where a user can generate a HTML link to my site for use on their site. The link is to a redirect page that redirects internally based on a calculation on the URL parameters. For ...
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Will Googlebot have trouble crawling a site if we have such international redirects based on location and cookie?

So, we have an international site with multiple subdomains for each language. We have hreflang markup in place (+ sitemaps), but we also detect where users come from and redirect them to appropriate ...