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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Google can no longer fetch pages after successful URL rewrites using an .htaccess file

I tried to rewrite my URLs so they no longer have the .html extension. But when I did this (successfully) Google can no longer crawl my pages when I use "Fetch as Google". Instead, it returns 404 ...
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Query Data from www or nowww?

I'm currently looking at a Google Webmaster Tools Account that has been set up by the client using both www and nowww. Traffic is being redirected to the www version. In order to analyze Search ...
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Does duplicate title tags with and without www hurt SEO?

For my website, I own https://www.example.com and https://example.com. (Currently, http://example.com redirects to https://www.example.com.) I recently had an audit of my website and it reported ...
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Only Allowing My IP with .htaccess for Maintenance Mode [duplicate]

I am attempting to redirect all users to a maintenance page, while only allowing myself to use the website. I currently have the redirect working, but cannot seem to allow myself to access the site. ...
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What can I do to links that no longer exist in order not to lose my PageRank?

I completely re-wrote my website and in order not to lose my PageRank, I mapped the old links to the new ones with 301 redirects. However, some of the pages that Google has previously indexed no ...
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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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Domain redirect to go daddy shared ip account via IP through an A NAME change

A customers IT department wants to point their domain to a site I've created for them which is hosted on a share GoDaddy account. It's not my primary domain but is a site in a sub directory of its ...
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Redirect all paginated pages to their main category page

I want to redirect all the paginated pages of the category pages to their respective category pages, because I don't want google to crawl the paginated pages. If my paginated category page URL is: ...
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Track traffic from Social Media in Google Analytics while using a URL shortening service

A company that does social media management for us (creates content, posts updates etc) uses a URL shortening service so they can give statistics in their dashboard about traffic from SM. They add a ...
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Would this be considered duplicate content for a multi-language site, and is it necessary to redirect by language?

Our company now has 2 domains linked to one FTP: site.lt and site.eu In the .lt site, we show the content in the local language In the .eu site, we show foreign languages like site.eu/lv. 1). My ...
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Use traffic from previous domain owner

I have a domain which previously belonged to someone hosting a forum on it. Can I use that traffic to give my domain a boost, by taking the 404 traffic and 301 redirecting it to an existing page of ...
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Why does Webmaster tools show duplicate Meta Descriptions for correctly redirected pages?

I have two pages that show up as having duplicate meta descriptions (and duplicate title tags) on my website. However, these are old links to a page that has moved location twice so they both ...
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Is it SEO-acceptable to do an automatic redirect based on accpept-language header value

We are launching a big international web site, that has local web sites on other domains. We are planning to configure the web site to behave in the following manner: Of a user with German (de) ...
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Problem with htaccess rewrite condition

I needed to redirect site.com/var1/var2/var3/... to site.com/index.php?myvars=var1/var2/var3/... This is the code I wrote myself: RewriteEngine On RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} !=/index.php ...
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Redirect to an affiliate using PHP or JavaScript redirect?

I was asked to introduce a unified self hosted URL-Shortener/Forwarder/Tracking Service for an website that earns money from affiliates. One example I found was one of the bigger german sites for ...
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Moving directory to domain and maintaining SEO

I recently completed a website for a client, which was hosted on my own personal server until we were ready to move it to their own dedicated domain. Inadvertently, the sub-directory got indexed when ...
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Domain redirects to cgi-sys/defaultwebpage.cgi [duplicate]

I have recently moved my domain to new hosting. Now when I try to access my site (example.com) it is being redirected to http://example.com/cgi-sys/defaultwebpage.cgi If I use the domain name with a ...
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Displaying website hosted at one domain on a different domain

I have a website hosted at (for example) website.com. The thing is, I also have my own server and a different domain name registered with a different company. Let's say I own example.com and it ...
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301 Redirect vs. Domain Fowarding GoDaddy

I have a domain that is registered (but not hosted with GoDaddy). Previously, it used GoDaddy's domain forwarding to forward the domain to a google sites domain, but I would now like to use a 301 ...
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HTTP meta refresh keeps looping in older browsers

I added an HTTP meta refresh to my site like this: <meta http-equiv="refresh" content="0;url=http://mysite.com"> but it seems that the browser keeps looping (refreshing) in older Firefox ...
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Multi-Domain SSL and redirections

I have one server with the main domain being: WebSiteA.com. I've got 2 others domains on the same server: WebSiteB.com and WebsiteC.com. I want to have one website architecture with 3 different ...
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How to redirect one domain to another (wildcard) without inheriting the back links?

I want to redirect my old domain to a new one. Im running a blog and I need to use wildcard redirect so all the posts will be redirected accordingly. But I don't want to inherit the backlinks in those ...
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How to run WordPress and Java web app running on Tomcat on the same server?

I have to run a WordPress site served via Apache2 & Java-based webapp using Tomcat on the same server. When users come to example.com or example.com/public-pages they need to served from ...
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How does one redirect from one wordpress page to another via htaccess?

I tried making the following change to my wordpress site to permanently redirect a common link to a new page. I could've -sworn- that this used to work. But it simply does not (at least in WP 3.9). I ...
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Website Redirects [closed]

I've been having a bit of an issue today. I run Gematsu.com. At first I thought the site has been going slow all day due to the amount of hits we've been getting the past couple days. But then I ...
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Google Search : Why does redirect kill performance

According to Ilya Grigorik who works on Google Search Engine , redirects kill performance especially on mobile , I dont understand why ??
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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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Is doing A/B tests using site redirection a bad practice?

I'm developing hotels websites here in Brazil. When the site is done, we do an A/B test with the old version to measure conversion and show to the hotel owner how good our site is. Due to the fact ...
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Why does 301 redirect work for http but not for https?

Through my domain registrar I have set up a domain, essayme.co.uk, to automatically forward to https://google.com. If I go to http://essayme.co.uk it works as expected and redirects me to ...
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Is it possible to track redirects to external sites from our subdomains?

I have a handful of subdomains set up as redirects because we are using them for QR codes. I want to be able to track the QR code redirects (which are already set up and printed so no changing them ...
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Best way to move site from subdomain to root through cPanel?

I have an old Wordpress blog hosted on a subdomain (sub.mysite.com) with hundreds of posts. The root domain is actually empty and redirected to the subdomain. Now I want to move the site from the ...
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Force HTTPS using 301 Redirect on IIS7 gets 401.1 Error

I've got a site that is using an Execute URL in the 403.4 error page slot that calls a page named forcessl.aspx. Here's the contents of the file: strWork = Replace(strQUERY_STRING, "http", ...
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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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Redirect root path on root domain to subdomain

Say there's a web application that runs on example.com, would there be a penalty for 301 redirecting the root of the domain (example.com/) to subdomain.example.com for purposes of hosting the ...
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What is the best way to automate “domain parking”? [closed]

Assume I have a domain http://go.example.com/abcdefg when example.com is server running on NGINX. The main task of that server is to proxy pass all visitors to other server and then, this other server ...
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Moving a website to a new domain

I want to start a blog, but until buying the domain name, I'm writing some post templates in an "offline" website. Now I'm wondering to test my posts' SEO performance, so is it a good idea to allow ...
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Redirect all images in a directory to another website using .htaccess

How can I redirect all .png and .jpg image URLs within the /tool/img directory to another website? Filenames can consist of special (unicode) characters. For example, the following URL: ...
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URL redirection in GoDaddy [duplicate]

I have two domains from GoDaddy. How do I redirect automatically from http://www.domain1.com/article.html to http://www.domain2.com/blog/article.html
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Homepage redirect and impact on SEO?

My website is basically a gallery of pictures that I display one at the time (as seperate posts). I have no need for a landing page and so I redirect all users who visit the homepage to a random ...
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How can I redirect URLs in Google App Engine to new ones? [closed]

I need to redirect a couple of my old URLs to new ones. I use Google App Engine for deploying my website online. Is app.yaml the only way I can redirect the URLs? I am very new to Python and wish ...
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New domain that's redirected from an old domain using a 301 has not been indexed

I started a site example.in but I want to redirect it to example.com. I have established a 301 redirect and submitted a change of address request in Google Webmaster Tools. But when I am searching ...
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What HTTP header code does URL-Rewrite return?

If I used the native URL-Rewrite module to rewrite (not redirect) a URL, does it return 302, 301, or 200? Is this method OK to use for a permanent URL rewrite? Here is sample code for the redirect: ...
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From 302 to 508 rediect, how is Google indexing it?

I'm working under an IIS environment. I would like to put up a splash page for our site maintenance, however, the splash page (app_offline.htm) has to be served on a separate site, since our ...
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Redirection to load a CSS file

I have in a remote server with this index.html that I can not modify: <link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="styles.css" /> But my styles.css file is not at the web root, that is ...
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canonical or redirecting

When I have a page with the URI lets say www.example.com/page there might be the possibility that users or links end up sending the user to pages like this: www.example.com//////page? I could just ...
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Moving Blogspot to Wordpress, can I reuse the framed redirect domain without losing SEO?

I have a blogger site (let's call it test.blogspot.com.au) and a domain test.com which redirects to that site. We've installed Wordpress in a subdirectory on another site and migrated using blogger’s ...
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multiple IPs/webservers, single domain

Our main website is on a Windows server. We're migrating our Blogger blog to WordPress and I think I want to use a Linux-based webhost instead of our Windows server for this, just because I understand ...
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How to best redirect user to new site [duplicate]

I am planning the launch of a new site and trying to figure out the best way to redirect users from the old site. The old site (200+ pages) will be completely retired. I'm planning on moving the ...
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Redirecting entire old domain to new domain [duplicate]

I was wondering if anyone can help with this problem. So far I've had no luck experimenting and looking on forums. I have a client that had an old website. I made a new website for him with a new ...
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How to keep track of how many hits on a redirect page with Google Analytics

I've written a simple redirect script in PHP that takes a resource ID and then redirects the user to the appropriate page. The main motivation was if all of my links were to break because the service ...