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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Change page title in Google results when the response is a 303 redirect

We have a purchased a new domain name (example.com) that was owned by another company and it appears Google has cached the title from the previous owners which was "examPLE". We would like the title ...
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.htaccess 301 Redirect Hash Tag Redirect

How do I do a .htaccess redirect that has a hash tag in it? Example Source: domain.com/#/subdir Target: newdomain.com/whatever/something Everything I've tried ignores the hash tag and either ...
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Would a 403 page, a blank page and a page redirect be indexed by search robots?

I am wondering if a disallow directive needs to be issued to robots on pages that will generate: a 403 forbidden error; a blank page, or; a page redirect (to log in page for example). Would not ...
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404 Not Found Errors -> Redirect

Hi i have recently moved my forum from Mybb to Vanilla, so the index pages such as showthread.php now do not exist. This is a big problem for SEO, what do I do to redirect this to the home page?
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Getting a domain sub-directory url for a new server

I have an web application server running tomcat and i need to publish my APIs to internet users. However I don't have a domain name for this server and I can only put the ip address of this server ...
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Links don't work on new server

I've recently moved from server with php4 to php5. Now I cant open content in my page. Links look like this "page.com/news-it-is-rainy-day-1.html". But when I try to open link I just get the archive ...
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30x Redirects and google page ranking

I'm building a Drupal site where much of the content is going to be in static on specific pages. In Drupal, each piece of content (whether you like it or not) gets created its own page (node). To ...
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SEO for site with 301 redirect on root domain to subfolder

I've been asked to do SEO for a site. The site is made using Wordpress and prestashop. Because of this the root domain has a 301 redirect to a subfolder - domain/shop/ For my SEO submission work, I ...
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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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Redirect primary domain to parked domain

The problem is as follows: We already have registered domain name (example.com.hr) via a Croatian domain name provider. During the web hosting registration process, the registrar doesn't offer a ...
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How to approach redirecting thirty domains?

I have a client with thirty some domain names. All bought for the reason of being close to a competitors domain. They want them all to redirect to their main portal. Right now I have them pointing to ...
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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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Error in Custom Domain Name for my Tumblr account

I have a top level domain (harib.co.in) which already hosts a WordPress powered blog. I need to associate it with my tumblr account (harihb.tumblr.com). In my blog settings screen, I selected 'Use ...
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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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Redirect from the main page on multilanguage site

I've decided to start developing multilingual web site. Now I'm thinking about the structure. The idea is to use a simple algorithm to find out what language is most interesting to the visitor when he ...
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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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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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.htaccess issue (500 - Internal Server Error) error

I was trying to learn how to edit and make a .htaccess file using a tutorial found at corz.org, I copied an existing .htaccess file from another site on my localhost and pasted the following content ...
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Redirect *.example.com to example.com

I have some valid subdomains in my httpd.conf file. Now how do I redirect anything that's not a valid subdomain to the main website? What I mean is, if I have a valid subdomain hello.example.com, it ...
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Is permanent redirect of subdomain a bad idea for SEO?

I have a client that wants different subdomains as 'marketing URLs' that point (301 redirect) at directories, so: shop.mysite.com -> mysite.com/shop artist1.mysite.com -> mysite.com/artist1 ...
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Subfolder non-www redirect

Is there a way to redirect a sub folder to no-www? What I use is: RewriteEngine On RewriteBase / RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^www\.(.*)$ [NC] RewriteRule ^(.*)$ http://%1/$1 [R=301,L] but this only ...
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Will I preserve link equity if I use two redirects?

I'm switching a social media site over to a Drupal platform. I'm planning to implement permanent directs (301) from each old url to the new url. I'm using page titles in the url string on the new ...
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How to point Google Apps subdomain to external websites?

I have registered for a domain in Google Apps. It is automatically registered with GoDaddy. I was wondering how can I make a subdomain point to my blog: blog.example.com => myname.blogspot.com ...
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Redirecting all subfolder url's to another domain

I have a domain that is domain.com/portfolio/some-url I would simply like to direct all traffic that would normally go to the subfolder /portfolio to a new domain: new-domain.com/ How would I do ...
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How to track click sources in a Google-compatible way?

On my website, I track when users click on a search result that brings them to a details page for an item. I then save what search query they used before they clicked. My current solution is this: ...
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WordPress redirection chaos

I have a problem regarding redirection. It started out as I noticed, my non-www version is redirected to the www version by 302 redirect. Since then, I am trying to figure out why this is happening. ...
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Redirecting from a dynamic URL to a prettier/simple URL?

I am trying to redirect a page via my .htaccess, but it does not seem to be working. Old page: /dyn/?q=customer%20reference&f=1,1,1,1,1,1&c=10,10,10,10,10,10&s=1,1,1,1,1,1,1&st=1 New ...
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How to redirect my brand new domain to Dlinkddns.com

Today I bought a domain from GoDaddy for my personal usage. I'm trying to forward requests from the domain to a DlinkDDNS account with no success so far. https://account.dlinkddns.com:port works ...
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Index a 301 Redirect to help a user locate a page

On a site I'm currently working on, there is a 301 Redirect to redirect a nice short URL for users to type in when trying to find a particular piece of content - e.g. www.mydomain.com/apply -> ...
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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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How to make so that a first domain name redirects to second one but the URL displays the first domain name?

I have first domain name registered with some domain name registrar, for which I don't have web hosting account, only dns hosting. I have second domain name registered with godaddy, with web hosting ...
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“good” way to redirect users and robots for internationalization?

I have a website in Spanish and English. When there isn't any subdomain selected the preferred language is taken from the browser preferred language or a cookie. I have the following URLs ...
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domain.com to www.domain.com .htaccess redirect working except one subdir

I've setup a redirect in .htaccess to consolidate domain.com to www.domain.com traffic on our Apache server. Looks like this: Options +FollowSymLinks RewriteEngine On RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ...
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Personalized sub-domain URLs

Most of the SaaS companies, some social networking, and blog services (like Wordpress.com and blogger) create a personalized sub-domain for each user, e.g. username.website.com What is the general ...
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Web.config -> Redirect old blog URL's to new pattern

I just changed my blogging software and I have now the problem that I want to redirect my old imported blog post to the new url pattern. My old pattern looks like: ...
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IIS 7: Masking real domain

I have a website with 2 languages. website.local/fr and website.local/en How can I redirect: myfrweb.com to website.local/fr and myenweb.com to website.local/en keeping the myenweb.com or ...
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IIS 7.5 - HTTP Redirect and URL Rewrite

my goal is to give the users a friendly url like appname-help which should point to a sharePoint wiki site where we create the help content, the SharePoint url is ugly and long, something like: ...
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Why is there a form which allows us to redirect our naked domain, yet it does nothing?

In Google Apps Domain Management, There is a page for me to change how my naked domain http://example.com is redirected. However, in that page, it tells me You must change the A-record at your domain ...
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How to promote your new website (when you have an old site with the same theme but higher PR)

In the situation that you have an old website registered under wordpress (for example aaa.wordpress.com). It became quite successful and you decided to purchase "aaa.com". On aaa.com, you continued ...
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.htaccess redirect to subfolder in different domain, maintaining old domain in the URL

Redirect has been widely discussed and most problems solved, so I am sorry for opening yet another post about this, but none of the codes I am trying work. I have a WordPress site hosted in ...
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How can I browse to my new hosting site using browser?

Hi I have a new hosting site and my domain is still redirecting to my old domain.I have now my shared IP address and ftp details. How can I browse my new hosting site using http://ipaddress/foldername ...
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Is there a SEO benefit of a 'reverse canonical redirect' back to the 'friendly' URL?

As far as I understand, you should have a single URL to access a given page on a website to prevent duplicate issues. With this in mind I have setup IIS7 Rewrite to point my friendly URLs to my .aspx ...
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why is having no redirect between domain.com and www.domain.com wrong?

After asking this question: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/8042748/facebook-login-returns-error-message-if-domain-accessed-without-www-prefix I was told that using domain.com and www.domain.com ...
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short and friendly URL for affiliate links

This is my first question here on Pro Webmaster... I'm really glad to be here! I believe this question will have a simple answer but I'm starting with htaccess and I want to learn something about ...
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Location-Based redirection and duplication in sub-directories affecting SEO

I currently own the website www.xyz.com. The website has a sub-directory for each of the 3 target countries: .../en-US/ (United States), .../es-MX/ (Mexico), and .../es-DO/ (Dominican Republic). I ...
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Recommended way on implementing 301 redirects

I am rebranding a website, which involves changing the domain name. I want to know the best way of redirecting traffic to the new domain, using 301. Ideally, I will do this at the webserver (Apache) ...
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Internet Explorer blocking

How do I add a custom page that is displayed only to Internet Explorer users so that they are not able to access my blog. I'm using Wordpress 3.3 and thought there would be a plugin for that or ...
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SEO penalty for landing page redirects

Using ebay as an example- lets say I have a large number of items whose URLs' look like this: cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1981-VW-Vanagon-manual-seats-seven-/250953153841 I want to give my client the ...
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SEO Value in redirected link?

Our local Chamber of Commerce has an incoming link to us, but they are using an internal ASP page to process the link and using a 302 redirect to send that page to our site. So our anchor text on ...
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NginX redirect to PHP file if image does not exist on file server

This is what I am trying to do. I am not familiar with Nginx enough to create custom rewrite rules like you can with Apache. It would be greatly appreciated if someone could help me with the Nginx ...