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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60% organic traffic drop after permalink structure change?

On a very large website I have changed the permalink structure, for technical reasons. Every URL is 301 redirected to it's appropriate one. A few days after the change I have noticed a drop in ...
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Which does google prefer: chained redirects or longer time-to-first-byte?

I'm clearly a webpagetest.org addict now. Once again, I tested my site after optimizing (by eliminating some file scans) and the speed greatly improved. It's now at about 150ms Time to First Byte from ...
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Product Bundles - Choosing 301 or 302 When Redirecting All Child Items to 1 Parent

Let's say there is a product "Stainless BBQ Grill" which has various extra options available by "adding on" additional products. Lets call it a bundle/group/kit...components like side burner, digital ...
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Changed website permalink structure. Old permalinks show as duplicate content in webmasters tools [duplicate]

I have changed the permalink structure for a website containing about 2000 URLs. The old urls are 301 redirected to the new ones. Google indexed most of them yet they show as duplicate titles in ...
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We cannot stop subdomains redirecting to the main domain [closed]

The subdomains of our website besthomecarefranchise.info keeps redirecting back to the main site, you can see it here, http://raymondadamcik.besthomecarefranchise.info/, we've spoken w/ the techs here ...
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Monitor a website and change it to show an error message when the web server is offline

I own a domain. Let's name it example.com. I have my own server. For this example, its IP is 1.1.1.1. I use Amazon Route 53 and have configured my DNS. Each time a visitor visits example.com, she ...
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301 redirect away from content that is served with a reverse proxy to prevent duplicate content

I am currently struggling to resolve an issue stemming from a reverse proxy. We are running a reverse proxy from page.example.com to example.com/page/ . This original subdomain content is generated ...
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Prevent 301 redirect in browser to enable developer access to a website

We have 301 redirect set from domain A to domain B. Domain A contains a working site. Is there a way to disable 301 redirect in a browser so that when we come to domain A, we (the programmers/tester)...
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How to redirect URLs with a specific IDs to new URLs on a new domain name?

I want to redirect all pages where there is a specific word inside in the URL. Both websites have the same articles. For example: videos.example.com.ph/its-showtime-hashtags-hashtags-and-dawns-...
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301 redirecting when swapping subdomains

I want to move/create some sub-domains like so: example.com moves to apps.example.com community.example.com moves to example.com The apps sub-domain is new. The existing community sub-domain will ...
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How does a redirect using a .htaccess compare to a redirect via DNS records?

Is there a reason to use one technique over the other or should I just use whichever is more convenient? Roughly, I want to redirect myshortsitename.com to mylongersitename.com.
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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....