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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Website Redirects [closed]

I've been having a bit of an issue today. I run Gematsu.com. At first I thought the site has been going slow all day due to the amount of hits we've been getting the past couple days. But then I ...
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Google Search : Why does redirect kill performance

According to Ilya Grigorik who works on Google Search Engine , redirects kill performance especially on mobile , I dont understand why ??
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Home page at /home-page-name instead of /

I was wondering if having your home page at http://domain.com/home-page-name instead of just: http://domain.com/ would affect SEO? Not only that, but if users go to domain.com they are ...
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Is doing A/B tests using site redirection a bad practice?

I'm developing hotels websites here in Brazil. When the site is done, we do an A/B test with the old version to measure conversion and show to the hotel owner how good our site is. Due to the fact ...
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Why does 301 redirect work for http but not for https?

Through my domain registrar I have set up a domain, essayme.co.uk, to automatically forward to https://google.com. If I go to http://essayme.co.uk it works as expected and redirects me to ...
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Is it possible to track redirects to external sites from our subdomains?

I have a handful of subdomains set up as redirects because we are using them for QR codes. I want to be able to track the QR code redirects (which are already set up and printed so no changing them ...
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Best way to move site from subdomain to root through cPanel?

I have an old Wordpress blog hosted on a subdomain (sub.mysite.com) with hundreds of posts. The root domain is actually empty and redirected to the subdomain. Now I want to move the site from the ...
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Force HTTPS using 301 Redirect on IIS7 gets 401.1 Error

I've got a site that is using an Execute URL in the 403.4 error page slot that calls a page named forcessl.aspx. Here's the contents of the file: strWork = Replace(strQUERY_STRING, "http", ...
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Language redirect affecting pagerank and search listing?

Preface We have a number of sites that use the same redirect mechanism across the board. We recently transitioned one site from non-localised to localised and detected that the Google+ integration ...
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Redirect root path on root domain to subdomain

Say there's a web application that runs on example.com, would there be a penalty for 301 redirecting the root of the domain (example.com/) to subdomain.example.com for purposes of hosting the ...
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What is the best way to automate “domain parking”? [closed]

Assume I have a domain http://go.example.com/abcdefg when example.com is server running on NGINX. The main task of that server is to proxy pass all visitors to other server and then, this other server ...
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Moving a website to a new domain

I want to start a blog, but until buying the domain name, I'm writing some post templates in an "offline" website. Now I'm wondering to test my posts' SEO performance, so is it a good idea to allow ...
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Redirect all images in a directory to another website using .htaccess

How can I redirect all .png and .jpg image URLs within the /tool/img directory to another website? Filenames can consist of special (unicode) characters. For example, the following URL: ...
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Homepage redirect and impact on SEO?

My website is basically a gallery of pictures that I display one at the time (as seperate posts). I have no need for a landing page and so I redirect all users who visit the homepage to a random ...
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How can I redirect URLs in Google App Engine to new ones? [closed]

I need to redirect a couple of my old URLs to new ones. I use Google App Engine for deploying my website online. Is app.yaml the only way I can redirect the URLs? I am very new to Python and wish ...
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New domain that's redirected from an old domain using a 301 has not been indexed

I started a site example.in but I want to redirect it to example.com. I have established a 301 redirect and submitted a change of address request in Google Webmaster Tools. But when I am searching ...
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What HTTP header code does URL-Rewrite return?

If I used the native URL-Rewrite module to rewrite (not redirect) a URL, does it return 302, 301, or 200? Is this method OK to use for a permanent URL rewrite? Here is sample code for the redirect: ...
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Redirection to load a CSS file

I have in a remote server with this index.html that I can not modify: <link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="styles.css" /> But my styles.css file is not at the web root, that is ...
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canonical or redirecting

When I have a page with the URI lets say www.example.com/page there might be the possibility that users or links end up sending the user to pages like this: www.example.com//////page? I could just ...
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Moving Blogspot to Wordpress, can I reuse the framed redirect domain without losing SEO?

I have a blogger site (let's call it test.blogspot.com.au) and a domain test.com which redirects to that site. We've installed Wordpress in a subdirectory on another site and migrated using blogger’s ...
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multiple IPs/webservers, single domain

Our main website is on a Windows server. We're migrating our Blogger blog to WordPress and I think I want to use a Linux-based webhost instead of our Windows server for this, just because I understand ...
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How to best redirect user to new site [duplicate]

I am planning the launch of a new site and trying to figure out the best way to redirect users from the old site. The old site (200+ pages) will be completely retired. I'm planning on moving the ...
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Redirecting entire old domain to new domain [duplicate]

I was wondering if anyone can help with this problem. So far I've had no luck experimenting and looking on forums. I have a client that had an old website. I made a new website for him with a new ...
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How to keep track of how many hits on a redirect page with Google Analytics

I've written a simple redirect script in PHP that takes a resource ID and then redirects the user to the appropriate page. The main motivation was if all of my links were to break because the service ...
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SEO results in updating periodically a 301 redirect

I'm in the unfortunate situation of managing a very old website, that has been passed by the hands of at least 5 webmasters. Each has implemented new sections and other pages without regarding ...
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What's the best way to redirect from domain to subdomain?

I want to install my new site content on a subdomain like subdir.mydomainsite.com instead of the root domain. This is a new domain and not previous content to redirect. The root URL will be empty ...
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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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Plesk Site Preview redirects to Plesk Login

I moved over an existing PHP site to Plesk Panel 11.5 and now I'm having an issue with the site preview. When I click site preview the site comes up fine in a new window, however when I try to ...
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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 ...