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Using Google Webmaster Tools “change of address” feature for HTTP to HTTPS migration

I'm trying to use change of address in Google Webmaster Tools, and I've followed the instructions and set a 301 redirect for all requests to HTTPS. My site has always used HTTP with a 301 for no-www, ...
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61 views

Home page at /home-page-name instead of /

I was wondering if having your home page at http://domain.com/home-page-name instead of just: http://domain.com/ would affect SEO? Not only that, but if users go to domain.com they are ...
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169 views

Language redirect affecting pagerank and search listing?

Preface We have a number of sites that use the same redirect mechanism across the board. We recently transitioned one site from non-localised to localised and detected that the Google+ integration ...
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344 views

Serve a different robots.txt file for every site hosted in the same directory

We have a global brand website project for which we are only working the LATAM portion. There is a website installation process here that allows to have one website installation with several ccTLDs, ...
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90 views

Effect on on Google ranking of using a redirect to a new site

Our band uses a very successful website hosted by Orange (originally Freeserve) operated on a pay-as-you-go service via a slow-speed 56kbps link. I have failed to use our Talktalk broadband modem to ...
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63 views

Getting the redirected page to show up in SERP instead of the target

I have a site that is listed on a sitebuilder site with their own domain which in this example lets call this siteA.com/myaccountnumber/index.html. I've purchased a domain siteB.com and I've setup a ...
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166 views

How to SEO one “routing” image URL to multiple canonical image URLs?

Background: I am developing a web service that will provide tooltips to fan sites for collectible gaming cards. The potential traffic and bandwidth is substantial. As this is a free service, I want ...
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108 views

Will a rel=canonical link pointing to a 301 redirect pass less pagerank than one without a 301?

On this official Google page about canonical links it says: Can rel="canonical" be a redirect? Yes, you can specify a URL that redirects as a canonical URL. Google will then process the ...
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How do I stop Google indexing my main page as https [duplicate]

Due to historic reasons, we have things set up so that "www.mydomain.com" redirects to "store.mydomain.com". This has worked perfectly fine until recently, when Google appears to be sending visitors ...
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39 views

Google redirect

When users try to access my site by typing it into Google or other search engines, they are redirected to a spammy abercrombie & fitch site.
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75 views

Benefit to linking to content directly or via a tracking redirect

I run a site where the majority of links on my page link to content on other sites. Lets say we are looking at movies for example. If my sites are: www.siteA.com www.siteB.com What I currently ...
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13 views

How to create a redirect page in Google Sites? [duplicate]

How to create a redirect page in Google Sites? Example: Home → Page → redirect
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315 views

Can I use meta refresh instead of 301 redirect?

I have submitted my site with ugly URLs to Google, and now they are appearing as mysite.com/show.php?id=42. Now, I know that I can 301-redirect it to mysite.com/article/42. However, my site uses the ...
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473 views

Will a redirected subdomain lose Google SEO links?

Because of a change in brand, I want to redirect our subdomain.domain.com to newdomain.com. The content being exactly the same, I was thinking of using a 301 wild card redirect to newdomain.com. I ...
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117 views

map a sub page of a domain to google sites

I control a subpage of a site: economics.university.edu/summerschool I have access to CNAME, etc. However I want to use Google sites to create the site and then map the URL above to my Google site. ...
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Impact on social interactions after URL change [duplicate]

Every article URL on a website I work on will soon be changed. 301 redirects will be set up to ensure inbound links still arrive at the correct destination. However, social interactions (Likes and ...
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172 views

How to avoid duplicate content even when using 301 redirections?

I manage a website with tens of thousands of pages named /view.php?id=1234 and so on. Because we wanted it to be more SEO-friendly, a 301 Moved Permanently redirection of each one of them to ...
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76 views

How to overcome duplicate URLS

I am having a website which is 3 years old, now I wanted to do some SEO chages into it. so, changed the some urls. From: /psd-layouts.html to /psd-web-layouts.html Now my question is that, I had ...
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80 views

site home not at site root index

I have an SEO concern with a website that has just finished the development stage, basically the site has been in progress for a year. During this period the site has been accessible from the URL: ...
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53 views

Are 307 Temporary Redirects safe for temporary new web site tests?

Our current site is getting close to being replaced. I was looking to do a test of our new sales funnel on the new site and compare the traffic and conversion ratios for a few days. So I was planning ...
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1answer
354 views

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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490 views

How DDNS can link to 3G simcard dynamic IP

I have CCTV that work via 3G (use simcard). I can access it directly using dynamic IP but as it keep changes, I won't be able to access it. My question if I set DDNS on CCTV, how can DDNS detect the ...
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1answer
133 views

Moving article (Deleting the original) to another blog - SEO MISTAKE?

I'm trying to move an article to another blog, I already deleted the one from my blog and gave it to the other blogger, however, it is still indexed in Google, but if someone click it, he'll see a 404 ...
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462 views

Will google crawl a page with a 302 redirect?

I am trying to lock content on my Wordpress site, but obviously I want Google to crawl it. When I lock the content, the header comes back as a 302 redirect(redirecting to a page where someone can ...
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4k views

How can I force Google to re-index my site?

I changed the structure of my URLs. The pages are already indexed by Google and have the following structure: http://mypage.com/myfolder/page.apsx The new structure is: ...
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575 views

Want Google to index redirect urls

I'm having issues with users who think that Google Search is the address bar. Some of the sites that link to my site use user friendly addresses with 301 redirects to pages that have less friendly ...
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1answer
230 views

Google Indexing URL that is a 301 redirect

My website URL structure is: http://www.website.com/{record-type}/{record-id}/{human-readable-name} If an invalid human readable name is provided, the page 301 redirects to the correct URL. I've ...
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698 views

Google search results are invalid

I'm writing a program that lets a user perform a Google search. When the result comes back, all of the links in the search results are links not to other sites but to Google, and if the user clicks ...
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1answer
91 views

Tracking QR Code referrals

We were using a third party website to provide QR codes and track them, the only problem was one week their server went down for some time and effectively killed the QR code off as it was a dead link. ...
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525 views

What happens if a banned domain is redirected to another domain?

What would happen if a domain that was banned from google was redirected to an unbanned domain? Would the ban follow over to the new domain, or would the new domain be unaffected? Also, if the ban ...
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1answer
102 views

Timed redirects and SEO

When it comes to SEO is it ever a good idea to do a timed (countdown) redirect? For instance: I have a thank you page, but it just seems logical that you would want to redirect the user off that page ...
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1answer
305 views

Redirecting a lot of pages to one page - Google rankings down the drain?

We have quite a successful site with high rankings on good keywords. Now the website is redesigned to a new one-page website. The keywords pointed to different pages from Google. What we've been ...
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431 views

Migrated website: PageRank and 404's

We have recently migrated our website and a lot of pages that existed on the old website no longer exist on the new website. We did create redirect rules to match the URLs from the old and the new ...
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2answers
164 views

Google and random redirects

I have a site where homepage "example.com" redirects to random joke(example.com/random-joke). First I redirected with php, but then google indexed that joke page(rather to be empty). I used "302 ...
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607 views

How does Google/SEs react to redirects from a domain root /

I have a website that's currently entirely English. I'm adding support for multiple languages, and would like them all indexed (so I can't serve different languages at the same URL). I opted to use / ...
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242 views

Google, SEO and 301 redirects on root / top folder

I've got a pretty unusual problem. A client has their site hosted on a friend's server that is basically misconfigured to redirect http://clientname.com/ to http://clientname.com/clientname. After ...
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1answer
126 views

Googlepages URLs (to my old site) are no longer redirected to Google Sites

For a couple of years, I maintained a "mirror" of my blog on a free page hosted in Googlepages. Over the years, people started using links to that mirror instead of the primary site - and the Google ...
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2answers
1k views

Hijax == sneaky Javascript redirects? Will I get banned from Google?

Question Will I get penalised as "sneaky Javascript redirects" by Google if I have the following Hijax setup (which requires a JavaScript redirect on the page indexed by google). Goal I want to ...
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213 views

Someone registered a domain through google, how can I redirect that url to another site?

I need to be able to automatically redirect a URL that was registered with Google to another URL. No access to server or anything like that. Is there a way to do this with just messing with the DNS?
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685 views

Why can't GoogleBot forget a 404 File Does Not Exist?

For two months now, googlebot is trying to get a file which does not exist anymore. This is just one example out of many: I had renamed the file to a better name and removed the old file. Now, why ...
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64 views

Redirection and the googlebot : a newbie question

Ok suppose I have some content My site !! Usefull Info here about grazillas! in a htm-file, that can be reached with a url that can change at any time, like url1 : ...
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3answers
4k views

Would redirecting to a new home page affect SEO?

I'm currently working on a new landing page for this site. I want the landing page to replace the existing front page of the site. However I don't want to lose the Page Rank of the current front page ...
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2answers
233 views

Redirect page to symlink

So I have 2 URLs that basically link to the main url using a symlink maindomain.com englishdomain.com -> symlink to maindomain.com frenchdomain.com - > symlink to maindomain.com/fr ...
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Google isn't indexing URLs after a redirect that differs only in percent-encoding/decoding?

Will Google's crawler refuse to follow redirects when the difference between the redirected-from and redirected-to URLs is solely whether specific characters are percent-encoded or not? For example: ...