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 to SEO one “routing” image URL to multiple canonical image URLs?

Background: I am developing a web service that will provide tooltips to fan sites for collectible gaming cards. The potential traffic and bandwidth is substantial. As this is a free service, I want ...
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IP canonical URL issue

So I did a search engine optimization test today and one thing it came back with was: Your site's IP XX.XXX.XXX.XX does not redirect to your site's domain name. This could cause duplicate content ...
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Two stage Apache rewrite not working

I had a list of "Redirect permanent path/to/url1 http--//domain2.com/path/to/url2" rules working as a test, but when I attempted to couple them with mod_rewrite rules to catch non-matching domain1 url ...
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Rewrite URLs not working - wrong method or conflict?

I've been at this for about an hour now and I'm not having much luck. htaccess files are quite new to me, so I'm obviously doing something very wrong. Current htaccess content, which I need to keep: ...
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How to redirect on a very limiting hosting service

I need to create some new content which is the user getting their request routed to another site w/o them needing to know the ugly final URL. The user URL needs to be the simple easy to recall string, ...
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Using .htaccess to set a cookie and 301 redirect

I currently have in my .htaccess: RewriteRule ^$ http://chfmaine.com/ [CO=moved:yes:chfmaine.com:1/,R=301,NE,NC,L] I was basing this off of this post. That's a lot more than I need but the setting ...
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Creating a new 200 OK page on an address that previously served a 301 redirect?

Let's say I create a page aaa.htm; after some time it gets removed in favor of bbb.htm. At this point aaa.htm responds with a 301 redirect to bbb.htm. Now again, after some more amount of time, I ...
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Will my “template_redirect” in WordPress have a negative effect on SEO?

Currently I'm redirecting all queries for a single post back to index.php but with a GET variable in the URL, indicating which post was queried. JavaScript grabs this ID and shows the corresponding ...
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Website won't work without www on mobile phone

I have updated the .htaccess file so that when someone types in example.com, they are redirected to www.example.com. This works great on my computer, but when I try it on my cell phone is does not ...
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Redirect domain.tld to www.domain.tld in Parallels Plesk Panel

I inherited a website which has been set up in Parallels Plesk Panel as www.domain.tld. Now the problem is that domain.tld shows the default Parallels Plesk page and doesn't redirect to www. I've read ...
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Should I put a landing page on my secondary websites or redirect to my main page

(Object Name changed below to keep things simple) Let's say my company sells badges and buttons. Our main website is badges-and-buttons.co.uk. We also have a lot of other sites that we have ...
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Where to place web.xml outside WAR file for secure redirect?

I am running Tomcat 7 and am deploying a bunch of applications delivered to me by a third party as WAR files. I'd like to force some of those apps to always use SSL. (All the "SSL" apps are in one ...
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How to redirect every single visitor to a different directory like hongkiat.com

I had my website on http://rohbits.com but I had to delete it completely and create a new one in http://www.rohbits.com/blog. I have redirected all the traffic that is sent to rohbits.com to ...
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Issue with redirecting an HTTP homepage to an HTTPS homepage

In July, we changed our homepage to HTTPS via a 301 redirect from HTTP (the only page on our site with HTTPS). Even though we have significantly increased backlinks to our homepage, we have had no ...
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Weird redirection to another site [closed]

I am using a government web site (in Spain) to carry out some stuff. As soon as I navigate into one of the screens, I am redirected to oracle.com. I see the original Spanish government web page for a ...
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Redirect multiple files using .htaccess

I have a lot of files with a lot of sub directories which I moved one folder up, so, say, instead of example.com/cdn/folder/folder/file.html, it now looks like this ...
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What is correct syntax for .htaccess 301 redirect of query based URL to new URL?

I wish to set up some 301 redirects to new URLs and I am trying to do this with the redirect facility in cPanel. For some reason the requests are not being processed correctly and I am guessing that ...
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How can I redirect old WordPress URL (with a query string) to new URL using .htaccess?

I transferred my WordPress site to static HTML website, but some other website have a link to my old WordPress site mysite.com/?page_id=1103. I want to redirect all traffic to new URL which is ...
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Why is Google PageRank not showing after redirecting www to non www?

I have a fashion website. I had redirected my domain http:// (non-www) to http://www domain and my preferred domain in Google Webmaster Tools was http://www. Now I have redirected http://www to ...
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How to delete all your old website data from the internet?

I had my website on rohbits.com but for some reasons I had to delete it and recreate it with this URL wwww.rohbits.com/blog. My problem is that the old links are still visible on google search and ...
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Will a rel=canonical link pointing to a 301 redirect pass less pagerank than one without a 301?

On this official Google page about canonical links it says: Can rel="canonical" be a redirect? Yes, you can specify a URL that redirects as a canonical URL. Google will then process the ...
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Difference between forwarding and redirecting in GoDaddy?

I have a GoDaddy account with a domain and hosting, and I see that I can forward the subdomains in https://dcc.godaddy.com/ or redirect subdomains in Hosting->Settings->"URL Redirects". What's the ...
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Can redirecting a spammy site with less PageRank to a site with higher PageRank hurt?

How does it affect a site with higher PageRank if a lower PageRank start redirecting (301) to it? The lower ranked site has a spammy link profile and would like to shut it down, but it also has a ...
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The number of soft 404 errors is increasing because of redirects to the home page

I have an increase in soft 404 errors. Using Apache in my .htaccess file I have: Redirect 301 /test.html‎ /page/pop/test Redirect 301 /about.html‎ /about I have also tried: Redirect 301 ...
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DNS record for permanent redirect?

Newbie webmaster here: I have 2 domains mydomain.com and mydomain.net. I want a permanent redirect so that if anyone browses to mydomain.net they navigate to mydomain.com. Is there a way to do this ...
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SEO for replacing blog content, but keeping the same page URL

This might not have any major impact on the SEO, but basically I have a random blog at this URL: http://example.com/blog (not a real URL), that I am removing and replacing with a company blog. I want ...
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Links to facebook.com/company-page redirect to facebook.com

For the last 2 days I've been trying to find the reason why the link to my website's Facebook page doesn't work anymore. The link went to facebook.com/company-page, but now redirects to facebook.com. ...
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How do I stop Google indexing my main page as https [duplicate]

Due to historic reasons, we have things set up so that "www.mydomain.com" redirects to "store.mydomain.com". This has worked perfectly fine until recently, when Google appears to be sending visitors ...
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Move site from one tld to another

If we want to move site from say xyz.com to xyz.org. What all things we need to do to make sure seo works fine. I am doing something like: Point both xyz.com and xyz.org to same IP where my site is ...
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Is a 302 redirect to a random URL from the homepage an SEO problem?

I originally posted this on Stackoverflow, but I believe here is a better place to ask. My web application is very similar to notepad.cc which redirects to a randomly generated URL upon access, e.g. ...
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Google redirect

When users try to access my site by typing it into Google or other search engines, they are redirected to a spammy abercrombie & fitch site.
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301 or 302 for url that changed but new page might exist in old url

I have pages for usernames. e.g. http://mydomain.com/user/<username> I'm trying to handle the case a user changes his username. What kind of redirect from old username url to new username url ...
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Would phpBB break if I move it from one folder to another? Can I use mod_rewrite to redirect requests for that forum from old folder to new one?

Please note that I have installed dynamic web pages (PHP) in the directory *public_html/old/* in order to create the web site www.example.com. Actually I have created a PHPBB forum and thus the URL of ...
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Add second site through iframe

I have two blogs on Tumblr. Let's call them Pets.Tumblr.com and Cats.Tumblr.com A while ago I decided to make Pets.tumblr.com my main blog, but since Cats.tumblr.com grew more popular, I decided to ...
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.htaccess language redirects with SEO-friendly URLs

How do I setup my .htaccess file to detect several languages, and redirect them to specific SEO-friendly URLs? Basically every URL needs to go to index.php?lang=(...). So, for English language ...
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Replacing an existing website – SEO considerations for broken links?

I have built a new website to replace a client's existing company website on the same URL. The content is entirely different, and none of the page links are the same. Do I have any issues to worry ...
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How do I redirect domain.com to sub.domain.com?

I know about using CNAME records to redirect domain.com to www.domain.com, but how would I go about redirecting domain.com to sub.domain.com and also www.domain.com to sub.domain.com? Do I do so via ...
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Benefit to linking to content directly or via a tracking redirect

I run a site where the majority of links on my page link to content on other sites. Lets say we are looking at movies for example. If my sites are: www.siteA.com www.siteB.com What I currently ...
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What to do with discontinued product pages? [duplicate]

I have a site that reviews personal medical devices. Each year, these medical devices get replaced a few times by their newer/improved versions, so the old devices are not available anywhere ...
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Will Google follow HTML refresh?

I want to move my current Tumblr blog to static HTML blog. Currently I am using a custom domain, I am planning on doing the move when Google sees domain name change. I am considering two options: ...
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How to create a redirect page in Google Sites? [duplicate]

How to create a redirect page in Google Sites? Example: Home → Page → redirect
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Require domain alias to show in browser address bar

Similar to question posted here (but not related to sub directories): .htaccess redirect of domain name alias to main domain but must show up as the alias domain I am trying to direct traffic from an ...
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Changing DNS of website to point to another website

I have two website abc.com and newabc.com. Both are on different web servers. I want to shut down abc.com and make sure that I want to send its requests to newabc.com. I am shutting down the servers ...
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How does tinypic.com referrer/redirect work?

For example, if I embed this random image in a forum, it will show up normally: [IMG]http://i48.tinypic.com/350m3ut.jpg[/IMG] If I try to view the image in a new tab, it will redirect me to the main ...
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301 or 302 redirects for not logged in user?

Users that are logged in have access to their own page site.com/club/their-name-here. If they're not logged in I 302 redirect that link to site.com/club/ where there's the log in form. I kept ...
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URL subfolder rewrite without server access

I am having trouble with the following. I have a site in development that has every link on the site pointing to the wrong folder. Example: example.com/en/home/, a site link goes to example.com/en/, ...
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What's wrong with my mod rewrite for GEOIP based on location?

I'm a bit of a newb in modrewrite but used it successfully on my server before. I successful installed the module on my apache server and tested out with PHP test page(it correctly returned my area ...
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Mobile traffic of my second site redirected to my base site [Edited,have a look] [closed]

I have a strange issue with my website and it seems i am unable to understand what cauese the problem.I would highly appreciate your help.The Scenario is I have two websites. Website A Website B ...
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Does redirect popup window affect SEO?

We have multiple websites, each site servers number of countries, and we used to have Geo-Ip Auto redirect system (no one likes auto-redirect), so we implemented another redirect system also uses ...
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External links from search engine - Redirect?

I am making a site which is designed to contain a large amount of links to other sites, much like a search engine. I have seen two different approached with regards to linking to external sites. ...