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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How to redirect a subdomain to the main domain at a different port with IIS

I am trying to set up as following control.domain.com to http://domain.com:8880/ Plesk is running on that port. Infact if I would like any website hosted on the server if accessed with "control.*" ...
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Would domain forwarding or parking get my visitors to the same page?

I own the domains example.com and example.org from two different registrars. The main site is hosted under example.org. What is the better method for getting visitors to each domain to land on the ...
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Fastest Redirection on Apache Server with Wordpress for a Small ~200 Page Website

If I have a website of about 200 pages and most of the links will be inevitably changing, what is the faster way to redirect them (fastest not in terms of how quickly I can do it, but in terms of the ...
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PHP redirect not working [on hold]

I bought a domain I want to park it pointing to a different site. The problem I am having is the external links going to whatever pages the site had before are breaking my link and not going to the ...
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Creating redirects list from a domain alias to a primary domain

I am trying to set up a list of redirects in my .htaccess to create a manually defined 'short url' list, whereby the short url domain ("short.com") is set up as an alias for the destination domain ...
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Should we have two copies of the same content or do a redirect?

We are a web app for icons and we've got 2 versions of our app: Old one with icon URLs like http://icons8.com/icons/#!/73/home New one with icon URLs like http://icons8.com/web-app/73/Home Both ...
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Did redirecting the root of the domain to a deep page hurt search engine rankings?

A client had a Wordpress website with a very plain landing page which would redirect to the "home" page once clicked. The "home" page lived under the address site.com/home, the landing page was ...
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How to prevent Google from indexing redirects to external URLs as part of the originating domain?

We have links to external URLs implemented with an HTTP 301 redirects for the purpose of counting clicks. Searching our site in Google using the site: modifier results in the redirecting URLs ...
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Using htaccess to internally and externally redirect a page at the same time [duplicate]

I've been trying to figure this out for two hours, and I give up. I want to externally redirect about.php to about/, and also have about/ internally redirect to about.php RewriteRule ^about/$ ...
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Google Webmaster change of address from old root to new subfolder [duplicate]

I have successfully done a 301 from example.com to newexample.com/example but Google Webmaster Tools will ONLY let me submit a change of address for root level domains e.g. from example.com to ...
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The webserver's default host is showing rather than a subdomain redirecting

I redirected my subdomain blog.qmery.com to blog.borhancid.com. When I dig it, it's showing the right DNS (shows DNS server of borhancid). When I want to access it by browser it's showing the default ...
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Installing WordPress in a subfolder and effect on SEO

I want to install WordPress to build up my site using it. Lets say my domain is domain.com and because of the current hosting issues, if I install wordpress in the root of public_html it will be a ...
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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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If I need to redirect my WordPress site to a new domain with new hosting, how do I do so?

I have a Wordpress web site but need to change the name (from abc.com to tty.com). I was planning on duplicating the old web site to the new site. I don't want the old url to die, just in case ...
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When using a framed redirect, which site does Google attribute content to for SEO purposes?

I want to setup a WordPress blog on blog.example.com. After that, I want to also show this blog in blog.example2.com using an <iframe>. Will Googlebot collect my blog information under ...
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Is it bad SEO practice to redirect home page to a specific article on site?

I have a specific page on my site that I want for now to be the one viewed by default when a user connect to example.com. Still, I want that specific article to maintain his "URL identity" with his ...
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Remove trailing slash and index.html in .htaccess

I seem to be stuck here trying to figure out how to redirect the following scenarios: /foo/index.html -> /foo (remove trailing slash, index.html as 301) /foo/ -> /foo (remove ...
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Why is a www to no-www redirect so slow?

I'm quite new to running a website, and I've recently run my page through some page load time measurements to try and reduce load time. After scaling down my images etc, I find that the bottleneck ...
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Removing trailing slash ONLY for a specific directory

I would like to 301 redirect my URL that has a trailing slash to a URL without a trailing slash. That part is simple (RewriteRule ^(.*)\/(\?.*)?$ $1$2 [R=301,L]) However I only want to do it if that ...
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When redirecting HTTP traffic to HTTPS, is it OK to redirect non-existant pages to a 404 error?

We've recently converted several of our websites to require HTTPS on all pages. HSTS headers have been set and rules added into Apache to 301 redirect all traffic from HTTP to HTTPS. However, similar ...
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How to redirect domain from www.example.it to www.example.eu?

Our company need to migrate domain from: www.example.it -> www.example.eu The example.it have some links with 301 redirects like: example.it/index.php?id=10&link=slug (301 redirect to) -> ...
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Can .htaccess 301 redirects work with encoded characters?

I have an old site with titles in the URL for SEO, but it has URL encoded characters than transliterated Latin characters. Like %20 instead of space character and many other non-Latin characters. The ...
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Allow users to access my beta subdomain but pass link juice to the main site

My site can be accessed by either http://example.com or http://beta.example.com. The sub domain beta is the same site but a different version and I want users to be able to use the beta but any links ...
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How to do SEO for a business listing website that contains temporarily available content

I am building a business directory page where the user can filter through locations and different branches. The directory uses a freemium-model which means that the basic listings are completely free ...
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How to display “Not Found” instead of automatic redirecting?

how to redirect to 404 in .htaccess file ? Example www.domain.com/ja/any_post or www.domain.com/ja/all_posts www.domain.com/fr/any_post or www.domain.com/fr/all_posts A little bit more ...
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Redirecting domain to subfolder, one hosting account, avoid redirect loop. masking?

i know similar questions have been asked, but i've been at this for weeks. please humor me! i have two domains (giving actual domain names for simplicity and also to avoid in-head conversions for my ...
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Domain on NameCheap, Hosting on GoDaddy: Redirect Loop

I tried searching, but since I'm pretty new to networking I may not have used to right keywords, so I apologize if I missed the answer. My friend owns a domain friendsmusic.com and I have hosting at ...
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Best way of showing updated/new year related content

I have a website that shows data that only valid for one year, but like to keep the date for archive and compare purposes. For now I have a 301 redirect (so the other redirecting domains will always ...
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How to redirect parked domain to main domain but still show the parked domain in address bar

I have a main hosting registered with the domain example.com. The hosting allows me to park another domain. I want that any person that access to example2.com be redirected to sub.example.com. In this ...
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What defines a permenant redirect?

I'm a little confused between a 301 redirect, the javascript meta http-equiv="refresh approach and lastly using a 404 which can work out where you wanted to get to and then forward you on. I can see ...
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Apache Redirect for Internal Traffic Only

We have a page, gateway.school.edu, where users have to fill out a recaptcha before being directed forward to our password reset. I would like any internal traffic, any user agent on our network with ...
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Can I switch 301 redirect direction from A->B to B->A and how does it affect SEO?

I have a blog that has been up for a few years. It doesn't contain a great number of pages but the domain name contains two keywords that I want to rank for, like keyword1-keyword2.com. I have ...
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.htaccess RedirectMatch not working when *some* users include “www.” in URL

I have recently moved a site to a new domain, and at the old domain, I created a .htaccess file that includes one line of code: RedirectMatch 301 ^/(.*) http://newdomain.com/$1 The goal, of course, ...
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Redirect Old PDF file to a new PDF file

I have 6 PDF files that have been updated and will use a different file name. All files are in one folder. Old PDFs have been indexed in the search engines. I saw one solution but I think it only ...
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How to identify and redirect visitors based on location?

The domain originally is in .sg (Reg. 2010) but since we wanted to reach global audience we have the .com (Parked Domain - Registered 2013). So we have two existing domains. The only problems is, ...
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Is a masked url re-direct hurting our rankings

I would like to know if a domain which we purchased and is re-directed to our main site is hurting seo. The forwarded url is being masked (and there is no way to turn this off). So say our main site ...
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www does not redirect properly after move to https

I recently moved my site (hosted on OpenShift) from HTTP to HTTPS. The domain name is registered at GoDaddy, but I use the DNS of Cloudflare. I had implemented a Cloudflare page rule to forward www to ...
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Is it OK to redirect to a new address instead of showing 404 Error page?

Here is my question, Recently I moved my site from blog.mysite.com to www.mysite.com. Then I added 301 permanent redirection using this code in .htaccess file. RewriteEngine on RewriteCond ...
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Should I 301 permanent redirect to my custom 404 page?

I'm trying to figure out the correct way to send visitors to a custom 404 page when they hit a page that doesn't exist. Is issuing a 301 redirect to the custom 404 page the recommended method?
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Should I redirect desktop users visiting mobile page to desktop version?

So I am redirecting mobile users to mobile version of the page and also have alternate attrubute set up for that: <link rel="alternate" media="only screen and (max-width: 640px)" ...
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Point a domain to another domain

What I want to do is, I want to point my domain which I registered from Dot TK ( a free domain registration service ) to another domain which I am currently hosting on Freeola ( a hosting service ). ...
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Canonical and hreflang implementation for international desktop and mobile site versions

I have an interesting case and I am lost in it. There are two versions of the site: desktop and mobile. And there are also international versions: English and Spanish. I'm stuck at implementation of ...
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Pointing one domain to the other using CNAME and keeping localization

Would I be able to have domain b.com point to a.com/xyz but for the user it should still appear as b.com? I won't be having any content on domain b.com it'll all be hosted on a.com and a.com/xyz ...
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Moving from http to https - Google webmaster tools | Bing webmaster tools

I'm moving from HTTP to HTTPS for my entire site. The site is currently added to Google Webmaster Tools as www.example.com and all the pages are indexed without using SSL. How do I go about moving to ...
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Switching to HTTPS - redirect question

Following the recent Google announcements about improved ranking for sites running on https we have a number of clients asking about this. Is it safe to just 301 redirect all pages to their SSL ...
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htaccess rewrite containing “rsform” doesn't work [closed]

The guys at ProWebmasters suggested moving this question to stackoverflow so here I am, original question: ...
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htaccess rewrite doesn't work

I'm trying to redirect url's in my /joomla/ folder containing "rsform" to the same url but except for /joomla/ /formulieren/. However my tried .htaccess rewrite doesn't work. I tried: RewriteEngine ...
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Several domains using 302 redirect to our domain

I am wondering what implications we can run into if one of our dealers is redirecting several of their domains using a 302 to our domain. The reason they are doing this is because they want to have ...
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Apache Rewrite Rule non-www to www + http to https + remove trailing slash

I would like to accomplish the following: rewrite non-www to www redirect from http to https remove trailing slash e.g. http://example.co.uk should redirect to https://www.example.co.uk How ...
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Will previous 301 redirect still be cached if site switches to using SSL?

For reasons only my past self knows I put a 301 redirect in place to force all traffic to example.org from www.example.org. Put simply it dropped the www. subdomain. Now I would like to change it so ...