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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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 ...
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How to allow www.domain.com and domain.com on EC2 Ubuntu Instance on AWS

I have an EC2 Ubuntu Instance that I have apache2 installed on (along with php, mysql, mycrypt for a Laravel project). I have set up the correct nameservers, and www.domain.com is coming up online. ...
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Geolocalization of my website

I have a big problem with GeoIP. My website has the following structure www.domain.com it.domain.com de.domain.com I use the MaxMind GeoIP module in Apache to redirect users to the appropriate ...
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Godaddy redirect doesn't show file names in URL

Bought a Godaddy doman and redirected & masked it (301) to a temporal free hosting site(freehostingeu), the redirection and masking works perfectly but the URL of the various pages in my server's ...
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How to get statistics and reporting on alternate domain names that you own?

I own several variations on my domain name that all 301 redirect to the main site. The problem is that I have very little visibility into how often these are actually used. How do I set up some ...
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Redirecting a Preview DNS subdomain to a domain with htaccess

I want to redirect all the WordPress urls of the form http://example.com.previewdns.com/my-favorite-post/ to http://example.com/my-favorite-post/ I am trying to do this with the below .htaccess ...
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.htaccess - delete characters from URL and redirect

I need help modify a file .htaccess delete characters from URL and redirect. The file .htaccess is currently empty. I want to change the word article to the word topic in all the URLs. The current ...
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How do I redirect a FQDN to an internal URL?

We have internal DNS servers where we've registered a FQDN that resolves internally to identityreg.domain.com. We also have an existing web page at ...
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Effect on on Google ranking of using a redirect to a new site

Our band uses a very successful website hosted by Orange (originally Freeserve) operated on a pay-as-you-go service via a slow-speed 56kbps link. I have failed to use our Talktalk broadband modem to ...
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Using Analytics and URL forwarding to count conversion rate in emails

Google analytics offers the nice feature of letting one know, where a user is coming from. We are currently sending out emails containing links to our website and I would like to know how many ...
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Problems with SSL certificate in IIS 8

I bought certificate only for name_domain.com under the configuration for IIS 8 (on Windows Server 2012). I have 301 redirects from www.name_domain.com to https://name_domain.com. If I open the ...
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Dealing with thousands of malicious broken links

I have a problem similiar to this one - thousands of incoming links that go to nonexisting pages. The difference is that all of them include adult content of some sort in the URL. I am worried about ...
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Redirect IP Address to Domain Name

I am attempting to redirect the IP address of my domain to the domain name and am running into trouble. The IP address does not redirect to the domain name listed in the redirect statement below. ...
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SEO changing main domain in Google Search results?

At the moment there is 3 domains pointing to same server for content, and of course their have the canonical URL set to tell Google about the duplicate content, but the questions is, if we take into ...
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How do form submissions affect PageRank?

I notice that large sites like Facebook and Twitter redirect users to alternative login pages if they do not enter their login credentials properly. I'm still fairly new to SEO, but my UX knee-jerk ...
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Error using In-Page Analytics report in Google Analytics

We are unable to use the In-Page Analytics report in Google Analytics because our site now redirects to a URL which is different from what is in our Account setting. Are there any workarounds which ...
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How should I properly redirect 1 million+ URLs?

I have a server that allows file uploads. Foolishly I let everything get stored in one directory /uploads. Now that I am approaching 1.5M files in this directory, I want to go back and correct my ...
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Will redirecting my domain name temporarily to a placeholder website affect my SEO?

So we have this new customer, and they wanted to register their domain name themselves. Now they have this old company and old website which is outdated. So what they did, is register their domain ...
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Can I redirect Google bot to another domain with escaped_fragments?

I'm trying to make my Webapp SEO friendly. I read that I can redirect Google's bot to another URL with escaped_fragments. I'd like to use Phantom.js to serve Google my pages. Unfortunately, I can't ...
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Prevent Googlebot from following JavaScript redirect

I run a website called isitsnowingoutside.com as kind of an experimental project. As I am still learning- it is far from perfect. The basic premise is the site uses your location to determine if it is ...
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How can I create a 301 redirect with non-English characters in the URL?

I would like to do 301 redirect from http://www.test.de/kollektion/b%C3%BCgel%20bh to http://www.test.de/bhs/bugel-bhs+balconette. I tried to create a redirection rule, but it's not working even ...
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Redirect with HTTP_HOST redirects to sub subdomain

The settings I have the following .htaccess rule RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} !^www\. RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} !^de\. RewriteRule ^(.*)$ http://www.%{HTTP_HOST}/$1 [R=301,L] This works great to ...
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Site hacked: redirecting to other site?

I have a site that appears and works fine. However if you search for it in Google a whole lot of other links come up, eg: mysite.com/kamagra-viagra.html Clicking this I get redirected to the ...
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.htaccess language detection, redirect and friendly URLs [closed]

I'm having problems with my .htaccess file. RewriteEngine On RewriteCond %{HTTP:Accept-Language} (fr) [NC] RewriteRule .* http://www.example.com/frans [R,L] RewriteRule .* ...
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RewriteRule with Query_String

I have http//royatlon.north.com/cybersource/fp/clear.png?org_id=1snn5n9w&session_id=sterling40272003&m=1 and I would like to rewrite it to this: ...
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How can we redirect visitors outside our country to an international site without harming SEO?

We are looking for a way to redirect the visitors not in our country to our international website. Firstly, we have to detect their location with a Geo-location service, and then redirect them if ...
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Good links somehow being converted to ones with a PHP redirect (not a virus)

This has happened to links we put on web pages and in emails. We might put www.oursite.org/work/ but when I view source it shows up as ...
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Is “Redirecting via DNS” a good practice for positioning a website?

In order to position a website project I'm planning on getting 3 domain names (example.com, example.org and example.net). Whenever a user goes to "example.org" or "example.net" he/she would be ...
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Meta refresh tag works locally (on WebLogic server), but not remotely

I have a development environment on my machine and a remote shared development environment. Both have "identically" configured WebLogic 10.3 servers. On my local dev environment, the meta tag below ...
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Google Analytics direct visitor statistics distorted due to domain forwarding

I am forwarding traffic from one domain to another which is hosting a site with Google Analytics. The forwarding is done via the registrar's URL forwarding tools, which allows us to avoid creating an ...
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How to redirect old page link to new link when using new CMS for website [duplicate]

We are doing a new website and the current website www.domains.com has been running for almost 3 years and is quite visible on search engines. Now we are working on new website with multilingual ...
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Is it bad for SEO to change a URL leaving an old broken URL?

I have a blog site. Assume that I have added a page example.com/appleand that blog page has been crawled by Google. The word "apple" is based on the blog title "Apple". Later, I changed the title ...
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Getting the redirected page to show up in SERP instead of the target

I have a site that is listed on a sitebuilder site with their own domain which in this example lets call this siteA.com/myaccountnumber/index.html. I've purchased a domain siteB.com and I've setup a ...
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Best way to redirect users back to the pretty URL who land on the _escaped_fragment_ one?

I am working on an AJAX site and have successfully implemented Google's AJAX recommendation by creating _escape_fragment_ versions of each page for it to index. Thus each page has 2 URLs: pretty: ...
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DNS created and pointed to new IP, but showing a blank page - do I have to redirect it using .htaccess?

How would I go about configuring my web server to handle a domain that's already configured using DNS to then redirect it to a folder? My friend pointed his domain forum.example.com to my forums at: ...
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Changing subdomain url to new root url issue (404)

I have a blog on a subdomain technotes.tostaky.biz and I want to move it to a new URL: www.mytechnotes.biz. Of course, I want to redirect technotes.tostaky.biz to www.mytechnotes.biz. ...
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301 Redirect to another website

I have a website that ranks highly on Google for a particular page. For example: http://www.domain.com/products/product-name We have built a new website at its own domain, for example: ...
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Configuring http://mail.example.com

Can I redirect the URL http://mail.example.com into webmail similar to http://webmail.example.com?
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Redirect URL with query string to homepage

I can't figure out how to make users visiting my website using links like: mysite.com/?ref=XXXXXXX see the homepage instead of a completely blank page. I tried using htaccess but I can't figure out ...