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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Would redirecting short URLs to full long URLS harm SEO?

Posts on my website can be reached by URLs like this long version http://example.com/post/22/do-your-home-work-for-free or URLs like this short version http://example.com/post/22/ I want to use ...
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Someone is spamming links to my site by 301 redirecting his domain to mine what should I do?

I have already disvowed the domain. Still he is creating more than 100k links daily. How should I report this to Google?
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How to submit shortened URLs to Google so that they are included in the index

I am working on a project to create a URL shortener. I have successfully gotten it to create short URLs, but I would like to submit them to Google. When I submit a short URL via Google Webmaster ...
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Will data be encrypted if an HTTP page POSTs to a HTTPS handler that redirects back to HTTP?

My host gave me a subdomain of their domain that has HTTPS: https://mysite.example.com My own domain name has no SSL installed, so the only way I can take advantage of encryption is by using the ...
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Redirect root URL to changing subfolder – concerns?

I have a custom CMS powering a niche website. Most of the time there's no content or just one item relevant and therefore shown. Currently I have an index page at the root URL. I consider redirecting ...
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Does automatically redirecting typo urls to correct ones cause SEO problems?

I am working on a website that has permalinks in this form: example.com/my-content-is-here-123 example.com/another-content-page-234 The numbers at the end represent the page/post unique ID. I have ...
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Redirected urls show in serp, with the original permalink but with the title and meta of the target page

I have a problem which I have not encountered before. On a website I am working on, www.example.com, I have several affiliate links which are of the form www.example.com/out/blahblah The redirect is ...
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URLs with trailing questionmark (?)

I understand that URLs with or without trailing slash are considered two different resources and therefore we should use redirects to tell Google which one is the canonical one. But what about ...
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Is a Server and Date HTTP header really necessary for error or redirecting pages?

On practically every URL I visit using the command-line tool CURL, there is always a server identification header and date header outputted regardless of the status of the request. For example, on my ...
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Same domain with different extension - redirect

I have website hosted at say example.com I would like to have example.in, which should redirect users to example.com. So, should I use domain forwarding feature that my DNS provides to redirect from ....
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International Redirects

Since a lot of clients are starting to go international I was wondering what the most optimal way is to redirecting users. For example a client has a website www.example.com (serving UK customers) at ...
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best practice for removed products/pages [duplicate]

I need to remove some discontinued products from a woocommerce site. I'm just wondering what the best practice is for SEO. I guess there are 3 options (or more?): 301 Redirect to product category ...
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Redirect to non-www and non-https in htaccess

I need to redirect my WordPress blog from https://www.example.com/blog to http://example.com/blog using the .htaccess file. This is what I have so far: <IfModule mod_rewrite.c> Options +...
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Multi-language site, landing page

Couldn't find a similar question here, and seems kinda simple, so sorry if this has been asked before. I'm developing a site with dual language, setup in the following format: http://www.example.com/...
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SEO impact of static inbound link that redirects internally

I have a tool where a user can generate a HTML link to my site for use on their site. The link is to a redirect page that redirects internally based on a calculation on the URL parameters. For example,...
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Will Googlebot have trouble crawling a site if we have such international redirects based on location and cookie?

So, we have an international site with multiple subdomains for each language. We have hreflang markup in place (+ sitemaps), but we also detect where users come from and redirect them to appropriate ...
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A better method to save state between desktop and mobile site

This is something I want to fix for a long time. To begin, on my website I have a cookie named MDD and its set to 1 if the mobile detection has already happened. This is my code: RewriteCond %{...
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External link redirection

I am rather new at SEO and recently I was asked to make some of our external links as 307 redirect. The reason behind this is to have clean links and to retain the pagerank juice. I've set up the ...
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enable keepalive on apache 301 redirect pages

I want to make it so that every website on the server I manage (including my own website) will enable keep-alive on all (HTTP status 301) redirect pages including ones issued by apache modules. This ...
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After rewriting URL page not found

I want to rewrite my current URL that is http://localhost/sitename/landing-page/?from=Algeria&to=Afghanistan&submit=Submit to http://localhost/sitename/removals-from-Algeria-to-Afghanistan ...
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Redirecting to page ID if “rel=canonical” setup to pretty URL

When changing the URL structure for a site with 10,000's of pages is it acceptable to redirect to a page id (eg example.com/1234) if a "pretty" URL has been set in the rel=canonical tag? For example: ...
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How bad is JS redirects for SEO?

I have a domain with different markets/languages on different URL paths, like example.com/fr for France and example.com/se for Sweden. This way we gets all our pages indexed for each language - great! ...
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Vhost sends www.* to another domain

I created a virtual host at my server to host multiple sites, but I got a few unexpected problems. One sites doesn't gets recognized by the server and is redirected to another domain on the server, ...
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Can the files robots.txt and sitemap.xml be dynamic through an .htaccess redirect?

I have a multilanguage and multidomain site. It runs through a unique CMS installation (Drupal), so I have a single root directory. So if I have a static robots.txt, there I only can show the files ...
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DNS redirect not working for some site visitors

I have a site hosted with VidaHost (www.thinkchecksubmit.org) on a webspace-only package, and a number of domain names registered with 1and1. The site is built on a Wordpress install with a custom ...
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Wordpress keeps redirecting to non-existent wordpress directory

I've uploaded WordPress to my GoDaddy and when I go to example.com/wp-login.php to login page looks bare. I would expect to see the styled default WordPress login page and secondly when pressing ...
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Too many redirects due to htaccess code

TL;DR: What does the following line of code do? Does it remove trailing slashes from a URL? RewriteRule ^(.*)/$ http://%{HTTP_HOST}/$1 [R=301,L] I inherited a Drupal site with little knowledge ...
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Google Change of Address tool when redirecting to a new domain and subdirectory

I realize that other forms of this question have been asked and answered (and marked as duplicate) here before. However, I haven't seen a question that responds to my particular use case, which is to ...
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Temporarily use different URL

Client asked me to temporarily replace homepage for product list, until he decides what should be on the homepage (that's not my business :)) I would like to know, how big impact it will have on the ...
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SEO. Redirecting a website to my own website

I manage a website www.example.com. I have found another website called www.example2.com. I want to talk and merge it with my own completely, so when people enter www.example2.com they will end up on ...
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redirecting openshift rhcloud domain to custom domain for SEO purposes

Openshift application url: example.rhcloud.com Custom domain: example.com I came across this link and added the redirection rule. However, I can not access example.rhcloud.com now. My custom domain ...
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IIS 7.0 HTTP Redirect not rolling back

This is a very strange situation. We have a number of sites hosted on a IIS 7 webserver. We put in a redirect for one subdomain to go to another site. Because we only have one web.config file, it ...
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Random domain pointing to my domain

A random person has pointed their domain to my website. I don't have much experience with websites, but I know a bit. What can I put in .htaccess to give a 403 error if they try to access from a ...
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How do I setup redirect for multiple subdomains to different folders

So I have 2 sites on this particular server and this is all internal, but when a user goes to websvn for instance, I want them to go to websvn.domain.local and it is going there but it is also ...
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Yext has added code to our URL — what does this do, and why?

Our company has employed Yext to fix business listings across the web. We've discovered that a significant portion of the links on our business listings have bizarre code added to them that we did not ...
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Forward .NET emails to corresponding .COM email accounts

Domain.NET is hosted at Network Solutions (no comments, please; not my choice) and domain.COM is hosted at Blue Host (same). Email accounts at .NET have been used for years; email accounts at .COM ...
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Non-www to www Redirects

I'm trying to redirect my main domain non-www to www but I have this error; my add on domain redirects like this: http://www.example.org/example.org/ How can I redirect my main domain without ...
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How to set up a rel=canonical in PHP?

I'm trying to add the rel=canonical tag to only one page. In order to add the tag, I need to add it to the part, in the mod_header.php file. This will add the same rel canonical tag to all the pages ...
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How to redirect the root of a directory in .htaccess without also redirecting all the contents?

I have two specific URL which are being redirected with 301 redirect in my .htaccess file like below: redirect 301 /old-url-1/ http://www.domain.com/new-url-3/ redirect 301 /old-url-2/ http://www....
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Redirect asp to html page to page [duplicate]

i need to redirect 301 page from an old site in .asp(without www) to a wordpress site (with www). I try with htaccess and hosting control panel, but nothing works! Redirect 301 /page.asp htttp://www....
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Overriding a redirect with an A record — What am I doing wrong?

We have a GoDaddy account and are using a redirect as a placeholder for our main site as dictated by management. They want "dev" and "staging" to access our application but everything else to go to ...
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“example.com” forwards to “www.example.com”, but “example.com/file.pdf” just forwards to “www.example.com”. How to fix?

I don't know much anything about how hosting works, so if there's any additional info I should provide, please let me know. The URL example.com correctly forwards to www.example.com. But example.com/...
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301 redirect whole site to the homepage of another?

I would like to redirect my whole site to the homepage of another site. I know I could do this in JavaScript but I prefer to have the 301 Redirect for SEO reasons. How could I do this while ...
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WordPress on OpenShift will not load (310 error) without “www.” on mydomain.com in General Settings

I installed a WordPress site on an OpenShift Online [PAAS] account. If I configure WordPress Address & Site Address (in General Settings) both to http:// mydomain.com (without the space; I added ...
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Website restructuring, 301 redirect or complete de-index?

I am managing an e-store site created by another colleague, that was badly created from the start. Because of the structure, pagination and user browser capabilities combined with lack of meta robots ...
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Remove www and force https [duplicate]

This has been asked multiple times, but none of the answers have worked for me. I have just installed an SSL certificate and need to force https connections for all visitors. This site has a lot of ...
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Uknown source of sublinks

I have recently took over the admin rights to my webpage from a company I had outsourced to create it, they however left the job undone and now my SEO sublinks are appearing in Portuguese. I have ...
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Redirect Page after question mark to the same page?

Is there any way to redirect page with question mark to same page? From: /residential-properties/projectname/?utm_source=moneycontrol&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=project To: /residential-...
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Is it better to return a 404 immediately or 301 redirect to a separate 404 response? [duplicate]

Okay, so I understand that it would be better to immediately return a 404 response for a URL which points to content which no longer exists. However, does it affect my site's health if I have a series ...
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Crawl-error: Google searches for foo.tld/www.foo.tld

Google Webmaster Tools is reporting strange crawl errors. It reports that www.example.com can't be found, yet the domain is valid and is an exact match of our clients domain. A click on the error ...