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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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 ...
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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/ ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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: ...
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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 ...
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How to redirect to a mobile site that doesn't have a 1:1 ratio to desktop site?

I have a desktop site with loads of old Flash games on it. Since there wasn't any way of easily porting that to mobile, I have a completely different mobile site with a different set of HTML5 content ...
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redirect various http domains to certain https domain via htaccess

I have a bunch of domain names with different TLDs. What I want is to point several domains to the "main"-domain which has a SSL cert (single domain). Like this: https://maindomain.com (main domain ...
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Domain cloak and redirect shows just the root domain everywhere?

I'm putting up my first website using AlterVista as a hosting. I have bought a second level domain from them with redirect and I am trying to set it right. normally my page would use ...
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Proper way to handle URLs in the form of http://example.com/

On an apache server with a standard setup, when I request a URL in the form of: http://127.0.0.1/.. I receive this error in my log: [Sun Aug 30 22:52:44 2015] [error] [client 127.0.0.1] Invalid ...
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How to debug an unwanted subdomain redirect?

I am trying to switch a dated Magento site in the domain root of a website I am developing (example.com) with a WordPress site located at beta.example.com. First, I want to move the Magento site to ...
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Hosting htaccess redirect subdirectory to subdomain

I have simple hosting plan with domains included: Now I have the domain.com and seconddomain.com now I want to use all that domain and give them his own root directory. If I use the controle panel ...
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Do we have any redirect solution for all of subURL?

Suppose I redirect exmpale0.com to example1.com , example1.com is newer. Already , I promoted my exmpale0.com into social networks , Suppose I had: http://example0.com/blahblah Now I have ...
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Difference between redirect and rewrite in .htaccess (in relation to SEO and the canonical tag)

Okay so if I'm wanting to remove the extension of a URL but my canonical tags point to the url with the extension I can't use a 301 redirect without it negatively affecting SEO. Does the same go for ...
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Vanity URLs with .htaccess and PHP?

I need to create a vanity URL redirect using htaccess and PHP. My requirements are: If a user writes example.com/users/foobar The client will be redirected to for example: profile.php?user=foobar in ...
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How to serve for International Googlebots if we redirect users to subdomains for language matching?

So, we have a site and a few sub-domains with content in different languages and we're using Hreflang and canonical implementations for SEO. We do detect the language that users use in their browsers ...
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Changed A record and CNAME for tumblr, but now all links un-associated with Tumblr error

Is there a way to link to a custom forum when the A Record and CNAME force everything through TUMBLR?
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URL redirection from united-domains to free webspace (bplaced.net) bad for SEO?

I have the following URL at united-domains.de: ffm-nachhilfe.de. Currently I use the Webspace from united-domains.de (I am still in the first free month) but after the first month it will cost 4 Euro ...
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Parallels Plesk Apache dedicated server shared IP / A Address serving default page

My Website Works when you go to it, however Google Adwords is telling me that my site is redirecting/ not showing up properly to their bots. When you put the site into a website checker like GT ...
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Domain redirection with momentary “not available” message

To redirect my naked/bare domain to my www domain which is hosted at Heroku, I am using the GoDaddy forwarding feature as mentioned in other posts (Forward to www.mydomain.com, 301 (Perm) redirect, ...