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 can I make redirections cacheable to speed up load times?

Google PageSpeed says this: Avoid landing page redirects To speed up page load times for visitors of your site, remove as many landing page redirections as possible, and make any required ...
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SEO: Redirecting an incoming link to a discontinued product to a very similar product

We run an e-commerce site where products sometimes get discontinued. There are some links from other websites that points to one of our products (A) that doesn't exist anymore, but we have a very ...
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300, 302, 303 or 307 redirect for international site?

A company website offers the same products and pages (more or less) across different countries. It's a mess; they use a mix of subdirectories, subdomains and ccTLDs for international sites: ...
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One million redirects

What's the best way to redirect 1,000,000 unique URLs to another 1,000,000 unique URLs? These pages are all combinations of multiple search filters and queries. We're migrating the site to cleaner ...
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In case of a server error, should I change the URL in the address bar?

Let's say the user surfs to http://mysite.com/some-path and encounters error 500 which leads to a custom error page. What is the best practice regarding the URL shown in the address bar while in the ...
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Can I use meta refresh instead of 301 redirect?

I have submitted my site with ugly URLs to Google, and now they are appearing as mysite.com/show.php?id=42. Now, I know that I can 301-redirect it to mysite.com/article/42. However, my site uses the ...
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301 Redirection for classic ASP website with IIS 6 server

I am new in the SEO field. I have relaunched my old website to a new one, and my guess is I need to 301-redirect some/many of my old pages. But I have deleted some of the pages from server which is ...
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Redirect URL ending with dot

I submitted my site's URL to my workplace's printed newsletter and when I get the printed version, they added a dot to the end of it. Some people will realize that the period is not a part of the URL ...
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Can I have tracking parameters immediately after a forward slash /?

I would like to start redirecting all /index.php pageviews to / to clean up GA data and otherwise simplify URL hits. Does anyone foresee this causing any problem when using tracking parameters? E.g. ...
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.htaccess file to implement multiple redirects

I have a dynamic site and from .htaccess file creating clean URLs: RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} !(\.png|\.jpg|\.gif|\.jpeg|\.bmp)$ RewriteRule ^([a-zA-Z0-9_\-\+\ ]+)$ flight.php?flights=$1&slug=$1 ...
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Will a redirected subdomain lose Google SEO links?

Because of a change in brand, I want to redirect our subdomain.domain.com to newdomain.com. The content being exactly the same, I was thinking of using a 301 wild card redirect to newdomain.com. I ...
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Canonical redirection meta tag [duplicate]

There are two pages in my website with the same content; only the URL's are different: www.websitename.com and www.websitename.com/default.html. Someone suggested that I should add canonical tags to ...
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URL without trailing slash makes Apache look in non-SSL DocumentRoot

I have configured a virtual host in Apache for serving content over SSL/TLS. Since I also want to allow other sites on my domain to use regular http, I have two document roots, one at /home/www/html ...
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ASP to HTML - 301 redirects (SEO rankings before and after)

I need to change the extension of the default pages and many other pages like .asp to .html, should I use a 301 redirect? The website is in the top 10 results for many keywords, I don't want to lose ...
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Is it okay to redirect all mobile users to a mobile coming soon page?

I recently read this article on google webmasters blog which said that we should avoid redirection of users on mobile to one single page as it interrupts their flow. Now I have a site on which I have ...
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Fastest way to redirect dead URLs to home page

A client of mine scrapped his entire wordpress site of many years for a custom CMS. The URL structures both use the /<post_title> format, so a pattern based .htaccess rule is out of the picture ...
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What's the most efficient & economical way to do GeoIP redirects for a high traffic site?

So, I'm setting up a new potentially high traffic site that's made up of several simple static pages. We want to host it as efficiently as possible, as we're both on a non-existent budget and may have ...
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Redirect incomplete URL to index page

I want to redirect specific URLs to the index page not to 404 error page (ex: http://www.website.com/trip-15). If I remove any character from the URL it will go to 404 error page (ex: ...
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How can I mask sub-directory to work as DocumentRoot for multiple domains pointing to the same location?

I am trying to mask sub directories to effectively work as DocumentRoot for multiple domains. e.g. I have two domains - domain1.com & domain2.com both pointing to the same location. I want ...
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Multiple top level domains - should I redirect/rewrite or leave them?

I have a website which has many top level domains e.g. mywebsite.com mywebsite.org mywebsite.co.uk mywebsite.org.uk The website is advertised as mywebsite.org.uk. But I expect lots of people will ...
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Permanent redirect domain to www subdomain without web.config

I've just set up a site via 1and1 and have run into an issue, I want to accomplish the simple task of redirecting the root domain to the www sub domain however due to complications I cant seam to ...
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Domain, subdomain and path forwarding

I have four domains: domain.in domain.com domain.org domain.co.in I want to make domain.in as my main domain. I want to forward all my other domains to it. I want to set up forwarding such that: ...
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Redirect of www vs. “all works” [duplicate]

I was asked a question from a friend if he should redirect his-domain.com to www.his-domain.com. I answered him that it seems more intuitive to just make both work. So if you enter by his-domain.com ...
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Create A record from the terminal

I have contracted a linux VPS and a domain (www.myproject.com). After that, in the same site from my user area, I have registered a pair of DNS (ns1.myproject.com and ns2.myproject.com) associating ...
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How to redirect IP to domain?

My IP xxx.xxx.xxx.xx is pointing to example.com at GoDaddy but I just noticed that when I type the IP in browser, it doesn't redirect to the website, how can do this? I am sure this will happen ...
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Automatic redirection from http to https with .htaccess authentication in virtual hosting

Hi I have configured Virtual host on apache with .htaccess authentication with SSL. It's working fine when I typed url https://www.example.com:9004/test.php but when I typed ...
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create redirect of subdomain [closed]

I have a new app server that will run an ftp server and a few other things. It won't run a web server. I want to put that app server on a subdomain so that I can access it. So ultimately I will be ...
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Changing domain name vs URL redirect to improve URL building

I have a domain named companyname.com with PR3 and would like to improve the SEO by adding my main keyword in the domain name. I'm thinking about: Buying the domain main-keyword-companyname.com and ...
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Conditional RedirectMatch based on IP

How do I use this RedirectMatch with limiting by IP address? This is what I have right now, and it works as is: RewriteRule ^dir.*$ http://www.mysite.org/otherdir/ [R=302,L] I want this to work ...
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map a sub page of a domain to google sites

I control a subpage of a site: economics.university.edu/summerschool I have access to CNAME, etc. However I want to use Google sites to create the site and then map the URL above to my Google site. ...
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Impact on social interactions after URL change [duplicate]

Every article URL on a website I work on will soon be changed. 301 redirects will be set up to ensure inbound links still arrive at the correct destination. However, social interactions (Likes and ...
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replace direct link to amazon s3

I moved my downloadable files to amazon s3 and used that link from my wordpress site. I realized that if I use amazon link, google analytics wont be able to track all the files. correct? whats the ...
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Google AdWords have flagged my site as containing malware

However, there Webmaster Tools does not - and never has. And we have never had a message via Webmaster Tools or Analytics that we have malware. To quote Google: [The Malware Team] have looked at ...
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Can a redirect (and then redirect back) to check to see if users are logged-in hurt SEO?

I have a SaaS product which is hosted under several different domains. However, there is one company that manages all these domains. They asked for a system to be able to login at domain1.com and ...
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what should be my initial address for sitemap and robots.txt if I'm using redirection

What should be my initial adress when using this site: http://www.xml-sitemaps.com? I have a folder inside my root where I have all my files. For example I have domain.com and my start directory is ...
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Soft 404 error on redirected outbound links

I have a redirect script on my site which sends visitors to an affiliate site. However in the last month I've noticed that Google webmaster tools is reporting my outbound links as a 404 error. Here is ...
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How to avoid duplicate content even when using 301 redirections?

I manage a website with tens of thousands of pages named /view.php?id=1234 and so on. Because we wanted it to be more SEO-friendly, a 301 Moved Permanently redirection of each one of them to ...
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Redirect domains single pages and maintain url

I have several domain names that need to point to individual pages on a single host and still maintain the URL. For example: examplesite1.com needs to point at mainsite.com/examplesite1.php but ...
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Redirecting previous domain subfolder links

I've recently bought a domain that was unregistered. After looking in Google webmaster tools, Google is trying to crawl random pages that don't exist. Turns out it did have a previous owner. The ...
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What are the most commonly used and basic Apache htaccess redirects?

This question is here so we can offer users who are looking for information on how to make one or more common or basic redirects in Apache using the htaccess file. All future questions pertaining to ...
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IP geolocation and permanent redirects for search engines

when someone connects to my homepage I geolocate using their IP and redirect to the site with the right language (for example someone from Italy connects to example.com and I redirect them to ...
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How to overcome duplicate URLS

I am having a website which is 3 years old, now I wanted to do some SEO chages into it. so, changed the some urls. From: /psd-layouts.html to /psd-web-layouts.html Now my question is that, I had ...
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I am moving my site from a virtual directory to a dedicated server, can I save me SEO urls via a web.config change?

I have been hosting my site in a shared environment at http://www.example.com/MYSITE/ for a while and I've built up a following there, I have decent ranking in Google and Bing, as well as I've been ...
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Can I redirect the HTTP request towards an old folder to the homepage using .htaccess file?

I have to following situation: I had an old blog that was made using Joomla (this blog was indexed well enough by search engines). For some problems I delete it and I have create it again using ...
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Tumblr custom domain not redirecting properly

I decided to host my blog at Tumblr, using their custom domain setup (http://blog.smokingfishgames.com/ instead of http://smokingfishgames.tumblr.com). However, it's been 72 hours and I'm still ...
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Pointing a sub domain to another server using directi control panel while domain.com is not hosted

Do we of course need a host for domain.com? Unfortunately currently the host for domain.com is down, so sub.domain.com cannot be redirected to where it should. Is there a way to at least activate the ...
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How do I change an existing custom domain with Blogger to a new custom domain

I have a Blogger site which has a custom domain which I want to move one old domain to new. Let's pretend this is old-domain.com and new-domain.com. I want to: Preserve my search engine ranking as ...
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301 redirect from “/index.html” to root if index.html not exist

Can I create 301 redirect from "index.html" to root directory if file "index.html" not exist? For example: link "http://example.com/index.html" show "404 Error" page. I need 301 redirect to root ...
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URL for a blogger blog issue

I am hosting the URL (www.getyourpansoff.com) of a friend as an add-on in a bluehost account. I want to use this URL for her blog (get-your-pans-off.blogspot.com). I have configured the URL in the ...
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.htaccess Redirect based on subdomain

I'm looking for some help in accomplishing redirects based on the subdomain. For example if some tries to access: http://1.test.com it will redirect to: /file.php?test=something and if ...