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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How do I temporarily disable a website?

I have to take a website down for a month, which is the least intrusive way to keep achieved SEO optimizations? should I just add in apache config: <Directory ...
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Changing from parameter to readable URLs 301 redirect

I've recently changed my URLs with parameters to more readable URLs with the following .htaccess: RewriteRule ^page/([A-Za-z0-9-+_\s]+)$ /index.php?n=$1 [L] RewriteRule ...
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Parked previous company's domain on top of existing one. SERPS showing old URL with existing info for some of the top keywods

Sorry for the duplicate question but I'm a newbie and see that I posted wrong the first time. Parked a domain from my previous company website on top of my existing company website. The URL from the ...
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Check for URLs that return my 404 error page

I have made a custom 404 error page called error_404.html In my .htaccess I inserted: ErrorDocument 404 /error_404.html In order to control/correct 404 errors in my website, I would like to know ...
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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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Redirecting visitors to a rel=alternate page - permanent or temporary?

We are rebuilding our travel site to have both en-US and en versions, storing the language/region code in the url as a subfolder. Eg: www.domain.com/africa/botswana (hreflang="x-default") ...
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301 redirected an entire website 4.5 months ago; still showing up in Google search results?

Consolidated two websites on December 9, 2013; a site wide page-to-page 301 redirect was implemented which redirects site A to site B Website A (the one being redirected) is: Still showing up in ...
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Preventing Unvalidated Redirects

I have a project I'm working on, and I recently decided to add a "login bounceback" to my site. The idea is simple, and very common: The user is browsing the site, and runs into something they need to ...
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301 redirect + RewriteRule not working together?

I am using a 301 redirect to redirect a page to another page in the same website, which uses RewriteRule to hide the PHP variables in a friendly URL. My redirection code in .htaccess: Redirect 301 ...
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Placing multiple Apache VHost sites in 'maintenance mode' with 1 rewrite rule

I have an Apache2.2 webserver set up to handle dozens of virtual host sites for our organization. I am looking for a simple method to temporarily 'turn off' all the sites by having all site requests ...
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Changing main domain, redirect backlinks too?

I have a website and would like to rebrand. I have owned the new domain for about 2 years now and I do have about 40 inbound links from my clients that currently link to the old site. When going live ...
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How to redirect all IE8 users to a specific URL?

I have W2008 running IIS and have about 20 websites (all PHP, about half are WP) running on it. Currently I have this in the header on a few sites and it is working. But it is getting hard to ...
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Does Google really forget information that has been deleted?

I had this case where I wanted to move articles from Blogger website to hosted Wordpress. As I can't make 301 redirects, I simply deleted the selected articles and scheduled to be published after 1 ...
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Redirect for special characters

I want to set a redirect as below. http://www.domain.com/course/view.php?id=2 TO http://www.domain.com/course/view.php?id=2&section=1 Can you please let me know how can this be set ?
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Does masking a subfolder with .htaccess have a negative effect on SEO?

My website is physically located at example.com/websitedirectory. I am masking the folder so that the document root folder is redirected to /websitedirectory and the folder is masked, so that it ...
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Htaccess redirect based on country of origin

Can a rule that filters and redirect traffic based on country of origin be implemented in .htaccess? Can it be implemented in any other way then by an IP address? I need the solution to be as ...
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HTTPS and HTTP URLs point to different places?

I own and use a domain for a project. When I type in my domain preceeded by HTTPS instead of HTTP, I am re-directed to a compromising website. How is this possible? Did somebody buy the HTTPS ...
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Meta Refresh for change of page name and content

Hopefully just a quick one. I've got a client that is changing the name of a workshop that they run. This means a change of url, page title for keywords that they have first page ranking on. The ...
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Google still has record of my old site URL - what to do?

I had a blog site, i.e. http://example2.com, then I bought a new domain, i.e. http://example.com and 301 permanent redirected example2.com to example.com. But when I get into the Google Webmaster ...
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Is it a problem (e.g. for Google) when my site has no root page?

I have a multi-lingual site, which contains languages in this manner: http://www.example.com/en/ http://www.example.com/de/ http://www.example.com/fr/ To avoid duplicate links, is it ok not to have ...
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Redirect to one of multiple sites on the server

I hope this is the right place to post this issue, serverfault seemed wrong to me... Say I have a machine running MAMP. This machines IP is managed in a account from dyn.com to a specific domain, say ...
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Unwanted redirect from a domain to my site

An external person from my client company registered a domain and redirected to my client URL. For instance, if you type unwanteddomain.com it redirects to myclientdomain.com. Is there any way to ...
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Directing Domain to Hosting Directory

I just purchased a domain on Dreamhost, let's say foo.com. I already have hosting, let's say at 123.4.56.789, and have setup a directory foo.com which is accessible at 123.4.56.789/foo.com/. I can set ...
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How to allow www.domain.com and domain.com on EC2 Ubuntu Instance on AWS

I have an EC2 Ubuntu Instance that I have apache2 installed on (along with php, mysql, mycrypt for a Laravel project). I have set up the correct nameservers, and www.domain.com is coming up online. ...
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Geolocalization of my website

I have a big problem with GeoIP. My website has the following structure www.domain.com it.domain.com de.domain.com I use the MaxMind GeoIP module in Apache to redirect users to the appropriate ...
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Godaddy redirect doesn't show file names in URL

Bought a Godaddy doman and redirected & masked it (301) to a temporal free hosting site(freehostingeu), the redirection and masking works perfectly but the URL of the various pages in my server's ...
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How to get statistics and reporting on alternate domain names that you own?

I own several variations on my domain name that all 301 redirect to the main site. The problem is that I have very little visibility into how often these are actually used. How do I set up some ...
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Redirecting a Preview DNS subdomain to a domain with htaccess

I want to redirect all the WordPress urls of the form http://example.com.previewdns.com/my-favorite-post/ to http://example.com/my-favorite-post/ I am trying to do this with the below .htaccess ...
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.htaccess - delete characters from URL and redirect

I need help modify a file .htaccess delete characters from URL and redirect. The file .htaccess is currently empty. I want to change the word article to the word topic in all the URLs. The current ...
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How do I redirect a FQDN to an internal URL?

We have internal DNS servers where we've registered a FQDN that resolves internally to identityreg.domain.com. We also have an existing web page at ...
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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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Using Analytics and URL forwarding to count conversion rate in emails

Google analytics offers the nice feature of letting one know, where a user is coming from. We are currently sending out emails containing links to our website and I would like to know how many ...
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Problems with SSL certificate in IIS 8

I bought certificate only for name_domain.com under the configuration for IIS 8 (on Windows Server 2012). I have 301 redirects from www.name_domain.com to https://name_domain.com. If I open the ...
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Dealing with thousands of malicious broken links

I have a problem similiar to this one - thousands of incoming links that go to nonexisting pages. The difference is that all of them include adult content of some sort in the URL. I am worried about ...
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Redirect IP Address to Domain Name

I am attempting to redirect the IP address of my domain to the domain name and am running into trouble. The IP address does not redirect to the domain name listed in the redirect statement below. ...
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SEO changing main domain in Google Search results?

At the moment there is 3 domains pointing to same server for content, and of course their have the canonical URL set to tell Google about the duplicate content, but the questions is, if we take into ...
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How do form submissions affect PageRank?

I notice that large sites like Facebook and Twitter redirect users to alternative login pages if they do not enter their login credentials properly. I'm still fairly new to SEO, but my UX knee-jerk ...
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Error using In-Page Analytics report in Google Analytics

We are unable to use the In-Page Analytics report in Google Analytics because our site now redirects to a URL which is different from what is in our Account setting. Are there any workarounds which ...
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How should I properly redirect 1 million+ URLs?

I have a server that allows file uploads. Foolishly I let everything get stored in one directory /uploads. Now that I am approaching 1.5M files in this directory, I want to go back and correct my ...
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Will redirecting my domain name temporarily to a placeholder website affect my SEO?

So we have this new customer, and they wanted to register their domain name themselves. Now they have this old company and old website which is outdated. So what they did, is register their domain ...
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Can I redirect Google bot to another domain with escaped_fragments?

I'm trying to make my Webapp SEO friendly. I read that I can redirect Google's bot to another URL with escaped_fragments. I'd like to use Phantom.js to serve Google my pages. Unfortunately, I can't ...
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Prevent Googlebot from following JavaScript redirect

I run a website called isitsnowingoutside.com as kind of an experimental project. As I am still learning- it is far from perfect. The basic premise is the site uses your location to determine if it is ...
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How can I create a 301 redirect with non-English characters in the URL?

I would like to do 301 redirect from http://www.test.de/kollektion/b%C3%BCgel%20bh to http://www.test.de/bhs/bugel-bhs+balconette. I tried to create a redirection rule, but it's not working even ...
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Redirect with HTTP_HOST redirects to sub subdomain

The settings I have the following .htaccess rule RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} !^www\. RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} !^de\. RewriteRule ^(.*)$ http://www.%{HTTP_HOST}/$1 [R=301,L] This works great to ...
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Site hacked: redirecting to other site?

I have a site that appears and works fine. However if you search for it in Google a whole lot of other links come up, eg: mysite.com/kamagra-viagra.html Clicking this I get redirected to the ...
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.htaccess language detection, redirect and friendly URLs [closed]

I'm having problems with my .htaccess file. RewriteEngine On RewriteCond %{HTTP:Accept-Language} (fr) [NC] RewriteRule .* http://www.example.com/frans [R,L] RewriteRule .* ...
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RewriteRule with Query_String

I have http//royatlon.north.com/cybersource/fp/clear.png?org_id=1snn5n9w&amp;session_id=sterling40272003&amp;m=1 and I would like to rewrite it to this: ...
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How can we redirect visitors outside our country to an international site without harming SEO?

We are looking for a way to redirect the visitors not in our country to our international website. Firstly, we have to detect their location with a Geo-location service, and then redirect them if ...
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Good links somehow being converted to ones with a PHP redirect (not a virus)

This has happened to links we put on web pages and in emails. We might put www.oursite.org/work/ but when I view source it shows up as ...
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Is “Redirecting via DNS” a good practice for positioning a website?

In order to position a website project I'm planning on getting 3 domain names (example.com, example.org and example.net). Whenever a user goes to "example.org" or "example.net" he/she would be ...