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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There is website Service for unavailable domains?

I have few domains, I don't want to use it on my website and I want to redirect different server, says site not available. I would be happy if I can set different message for every domain.
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Redirect a URL to another URL with IIS 7.5

I have no idea why this isn't working. I've tried creating map rules and then rewriting and redirecting the URL. I've tried just redirecting it with a simple rewrite rule and no matter what, the only ...
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302 & 503 for temporary site down page: what to use for 'retry-after'?

If I want to temporary take down a website but the timeframe could be from 1 day to 1-2 weeks, I know that a 302 redirect (to a down.html page for instance) is best in order to preserve the existing ...
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How to re-direct Wordpress posts with 301

All my WordPress post URLs generate sub directories with duplicate content and I do not know what regular expression to use to consistently 301 redirect domain.com/category/post/random-number/ to ...
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Redisigning an old site, structure change etc

I have an old site built in 2006, it has around 200 pages and 500 pictures. Every single page is of course indexed as well as images. It is very well ranked for targeted keywords and I receive good ...
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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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Why do some webmasters avoid putting direct links on their pages?

I've seen this more than often in many websites, that the webmaster avoids putting direct links on the page, instead they use a redirect such as following: ...
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How do I get the root index page to redirect to a subdirectory without affecting SEO?

I am reviving/reorganising my personal WordPress blog. It's using a URL that looks like this: http://mydomain.com/blog The webserver 301 redirects www.mydomain.com to mydomain.com. I want to use ...
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Root Domain Redirects Incorrectly To Https instead of to WWW

Why do visits to my website work without "www", but not to specific pages on it? I recently moved my website to a new webhost, RedHat's OpenShift (a PAAS). It requires using Cname records to setup ...
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Rebuilt website from static html to CMS need to redirect indexed links

I have rebuilt a website which was all created with static html pages, it has now been rebuilt using a CMS system. I need to find a way of redirecting all the existing links to there new ...
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Redirecting a subdomain from wordpress.com to an external web address

I have a question about redirecting a subdomain of a blog hosted on wordpress.com to an external URL. Given the following: 1) I own a domain name foobar.com purchased from another registrar (not ...
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Is 301 redirect sufficient to solve WWW and HTTP/S duplication?

I was reading about this article - SEO preference for WWW or HTTP:// protocol redirection? Do www websites rank better than NON-www? I have same problem but I needed a help on this further. What ...
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Subdomain redirect to WWW

I have the domain example.com and the test.example.com running on apache server. For some reason when I try to visit test.example it is redirected to www.test.example and by consequence a Server not ...
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How to redirect / to home.php? (PHPBB/BLOG)

I want my site address to redirect: www.example.com to www.example.com/home.php I want to use this method to avoid it going to the index.php of that of my blog or phpb
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RedirectMatch in .htaccess not working

I am using Transposh plugin to make my site 'bilingual'. Unfortunately, despite having English as the default language and therefore available at carolineelisa.com/xxx, Google is indexing ...
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Url redirecting/masking/proxying

Sorry about the title, I'm not quite sure what to call what I'm trying to do. Our university department (distance ed.) has two servers: a WordPress-only server and a main/everything else server. ...
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Masking a redirection in IIS7

My tools: IIS7 1 x Windows 2008 Server IIS URL Rewrite Module 2 (installed) My requirement: Mask the redirection of www.bob.com to www.abc.com/bob/index.html - the end user should not see the ...
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Options for different domain and hosting

The situation I have a hosting service (one.com) on which I have installed a wordpress.org site in a subdirectory 'wordpress': myhost.com/wordpress/ (myhost.com is actually my own domain, but it ...
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Challenging nameserver problem

I really appreciate you reading this. I have spent close to 6 months putting my soul into creating my first ruby on rails app, and now my site is all buggered up SEO-wise and I'm really bummed. I'm ...
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How to handle URLs with diacritic characters

I am wondering how to handle URLs which correspond to strings containing diacritic (á, ǚ, ´...). I believe what we're seeing mostly are URLs where diacritic characters where converted to their closest ...
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Url redirect in dreamhost without editing htaccess

We have a network of sites with an old link to a URL that doesn't exist anymore. We would like to redirect all the traffic to this URL to the new website, while we correct the old link in all the ...
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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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How to redirect an old url to a new url via htaccess? Website uses Wordpress [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: .htaccess Redirect Old Threads We had quite a hefty news site which had very ugly urls from a custom cms. We have since relaunched and moved all the content over to ...
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Please help how to undo 301 on blog?

I have a landing page on example.com and then a blog at example.com/blog. I noticed I have very little traffic on the blog even though it has 45 posts. I went to Bing Webmaster Tools and found this ...
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How to redirect a website from a folder to the root folder?

I was running a website on a folder (www.example.com/folder). The new version of the website is live and runs on the root folder. How should I redirect users who visit the website using the old URLs ...
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Prevent .htaccess 301 redirects on subdomain

I have 301 redirects which direct /index.html to /site folder and when I created a subdomain it also redirects the link to /site which causes 404 Not Found. For example: members.mysite.com redirects ...
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How to correctly handle redirect after site facelift

I recently updated our site taking it from a multi-page site to a single page site. The problem now is that when the site is searched in say Google, it displays the site as well as the indexed pages. ...
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Use a custom domain and point to Tumblr blog

My domain mydomain.com is registered with GoDaddy. I wish to host my Tumblr blog on this domain with Nearly Free Speech hosting. My active nameservers at GoDaddy already point to my authoritative ...
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Subdomain redirects to different server, maintaining original URL

I just took over the webmaster position in my organization, and I'm trying to set up a development environment separate from the production environment. The two environments are hosted with different ...
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Link to pages on site without .html extension appearing in browser?

I've modified my .htaccess file to allow access to html files without having to include the extension on the end, for example: www.mysite.com/document directs to www.mysite.com/document.html ...
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Install Moodle to subdomain with Softaculous via cPanel

I installed Moodle to a directory with Softaculous. Since it doesn't allow installing to a subdomain, after installing it I created a subdomain and pointed the destination (of the subdomain) to the ...
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Why is my no-www redirect taking over 2 seconds?

My website livingalignment.com is very slow to load. The domain and hosting is all with GoDaddy. In Pingdom I found that it is redirecting from www.livingalignment.com to livingalignment.com and it ...
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web.config to redirect except some given IPs

I'm looking for a web.config which is equivalent as the .htaccess file below. <IfModule mod_rewrite.c> RewriteEngine on RewriteCond %{REMOTE_HOST} !^123\.123\.123\.123 RewriteCond ...
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PHP URL Shortening/Re-Writing

I'm looking to shorten some links, by re-directing. I'm wondering what the best way to do this is: I have files at www.mysite.com/qr/quicklinks/User/ but I'm wondering if it's possible to somehow make ...
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What are the Consequences for using Relative Location Headers?

According to the spec, Location headers used in a redirect require a server name HTTP/1.1 301 Moved Permanently ... Location: http://example.com/foo/baz/bar However, in 2012, most web browsers will ...
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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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Redirecting requests for .html pages in subdirectories to the same page in root with .htaccess

I am porting a site from an old version of a CMS to a newer version which has different page addressing techniques. I'm unfortunately not very good with htaccess at all. ...
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HTTPS To http redirect issue. How to overcome?

Have already seen suggests on how to rewrite https to http. currently using this technique : RewriteCond %{SERVER_PORT} ^443$ RewriteRule ^(.*)$ http://www.mysite.com/$1 [L,R=301] RewriteRule ^(.*)$ ...
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Alternative to nofollow: custom 302 url shortener?

Here's the scenario: lots of blogging platforms make it tedious to insert nofollow into links within the post content. I.e., you need to edit the html, format it correctly, etc. I have a client who ...
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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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Is redirecting mydomain.eu & mydomain.net to mydomain.com using .htaccess spammy?

A client has asked me to develop their site - they already own 3 domains, mydomain.eu, .net and .com. They want all the traffic from .eu and .net to redirect to .com. I've explained to them that it ...
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Should a link validator report 302 redirects as broken links?

A while ago, sparkfun.com changed their URL structure from /commerce/product_info.php?products_id=9266 to /products/9266 This is nice, right? We don't need to know that it is (or was) a PHP ...
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WordPress mod_rewrite redirect specific folders

As a new user, I'm not allowed to post more than two hyperlinks here. So I have added a space after every http (ignore them and read as full URLs). System: Debian Etch, Apache 2.2 I have a WordPress ...
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Potential issues with multiple home pages

I have a site where I want to have two different home pages: a general description page for anonymous users, and a dashboard page for logged-in users. I am debating between two implementations: ...
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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: ...
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Tell apache to point to a subfolder as default starting point for public

What would be the different methods of telling Apache to serve up httpdocs/public instead of httpdocs as the default starting point? I want to be able to have my includes and logs directories behind ...
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Moving from static site to Wordpress

I'm moving a site from static to Wordpress where all the pages in the old site were XXX.html. This has gone ok as I included a Wordpress plugin to handle the renaming of pages/posts to .html. I was ...
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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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Does re-directing a penalized website fix the problem

A client has consulted us a case where they were not able to remove all the paid links from their website, they decided to redirect everything to a new domain, and have a fresh start. The question ...
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Redirect to same site but add things into the URL

I have a PHP file, index.php, that is set as the index file for my site. If someone wants to pull up a value for a, as an example, then they would type http://www.website.com/?value=a. Is it possible ...