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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Do I have to redirect every page or just the domain?

Say I have a www.example.net and www.example.net and example.com is an Amazon S3 site setup to redirect all pages work fine i.e www.example.com/page1.html redirects to www.example.net/page1.html buy ...
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Using mod_rewrite to force users to use our caching proxy

During a recent audit we became aware of several users who have not set their DNS records to correctly point to our name servers. Since we don't control the domain names of our users directly, we're ...
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Does it matter for SEO that my sites uses http 302 instead of 301 for redirects

Just found out that my administrator has set all redirects to temporary 302 instead of 301 i.e main site http://example.com and http://example2.com redirects to http://example.com/example2 but from ...
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Why would an IT department not allow a www prefix for domains?

So recently I requested a domain prefixed with www to be pointed to an existing site http://example.com/. The IT department at my company said ". We do not allow the www prefix when dealing with ...
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My Landing page has been compromised [on hold]

My GoDaddy main page redirects to a strange site. I can not find the source code causing this issue. Any thoughts would be appreciated.
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Redirecting a domain to another that hosts a wordpress site, getting database errors

Originally I had mydomain.com.au, but then I let it expire as I cancelled my abn. After that I started using mydomain.info instead to host my wordpress site. Recently I had my abn re-instated so I ...
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Efficient use of 301 for large redirect map

EDIT: As requested below, this is the entire ruleset for one product (obsolete now, as I should be able to consolidate these into ONE simple rule that looks for the productID#): RewriteRule ...
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Redirect from 404 page to homepage after some seconds and SEO impact

I've read a lot about that is bad to redirect 404 page to the homepage (soft 404). But I want to know if it's a good idea to redirect, after some seconds, the user from the 404 page (with the error ...
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Should I do a permanent redirect on URLs with varying querystrings?

We have moved our website from classic ASP to Magento. In the process almost all our URLs have changed. I noticed some old style URL requests are being made with Google campaign tracking in the ...
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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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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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Redirect to another server during a 503 server error

I am facing the following problem and need a correct solution also for SEO purposes. It happens that our server, which is on a shared hosting, fails and responds with a 503 server error code. What I ...
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My website does not connect properly with my domain?

I made a website in wix for free. I registered a free .tk domain and hosted the domain in 1freehosting.com. I used file2hd.com to save my wix website. After that i uploaded that file to the ftp so ...
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MediaWiki configuration - strange redirect behaviour after form POST

I've recently setup a wiki using MediaWiki but am having the toughest time getting the ShortURL configuration working properly (for example, so that pages appear as Main_Page instead of ...
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Is it OK to redirect ASP files to HTML files? How long should the redirects be in place?

I need to redirect a big stack of URLs from old .asp to .html file extensions. We are working on a windows server therefore I think I can use the web.config file to set these redirects. I am also ...
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“Friendly URLs” rule in .htaccess interfering with some directories

My .htaccess is set up to remove .html from URLs as follows: RewriteEngine on RewriteCond %{http_host} ^example.com [NC] RewriteRule ^(.*)$ http://www.example.com/$1 [R=301,NC] RewriteCond ...
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Rewrite url /powers/power.php?power=

I want to rewrite my url, the url uses a variable I think its called, but I want to shorten the url to http://xatwebs.co/powers/gold as it is currently http://xatwebs.co/powers/power?power=gold I have ...
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How do you implement a www to naked domain redirect in Google Apps with Flask?

I see loads of tutorials about naked domain to www domain redirects, but what if I want to do it the other way around (www.example.com -> example.com)? My app is on Google Apps with Flask deployed, ...
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How do aliases or redirects work?

Is it possible that I set-up a redirect of my store which is located at www.xyz.com/store to store.xyz.com . Do i have to buy a new domain name or is there any other way.
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How can I get a regular expression to only match an empty string? (In a .htaccess file)

I try to make a regular expression in a .htaccess file, that matches only an empty string. I have tried many things, but it seems like it’s impossible. For example, I tried ^$, but it's looking for ...
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XAMPP alias or rewrite?

I have a site running on W2012 with XAMPP. I have a live site that was in subfolder /foo. It now needs to be changed to /home. I set up an alias Alias /foo "C:/xampp/htdocs/home" This takes ...
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Is making a catch-all page for HTTP status 410 errors practical?

I run a website with photo galleries. Each photo gallery contains at least 100 to 500 photos on their own individual pages and If I delete a gallery then without creating any special configuration, ...
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Site speed when using ddos protection by cloudflare

I've recently noticed an increase of sites using ddos protection by cloudflare and wondering the effects on both user experience and SEO. I've notice these redirect messages last from anywhere from 2 ...
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Redirecting domain to subfolder, one hosting account, avoid redirect loop. masking?

I have two domains (here are the actual domain names for simplicity): snapstarr.com fuselog.net I have one hosting account with GoDaddy, for the two domains. the primary domain is snapstarr.com. I ...
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How to approach 3 different redirects at the same time

So this is the scenario, I have already placed some 301 redirects via the web.config file due to a website redesign recently done. I also need to put in place the non-www to www url redirect and on ...
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Should the canonical tag point to the rewritten URL of the page even if it doesn't have a valid directory structure?

The structure of my url is http://www.somesomewebsite.com/ShowProduct.aspx?ID=12. I am doing a permanent redirect (301) to http://www.somewebsite.com/product-category/12/this-is-my-product-name/. ...
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“There is no subdomain here.” error in creating (one/multi)-level sub-domains

Objective: I want to create multilevel sub-domains. For example, I've a domain like "domain.com," and now I want to create some sub-domains for it. It should be noted that what I'm working on it, ...
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How to enforce WWW without htaccess

URL canonization is an important aspect in SEO, now I have a website hosted on Yahoo my small business which doesn't allow for .htaccess to be uploaded, now in such a case how do I keep my domain ...
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How can I redirect my gae domain example.com to www.example.com

I own a domain klokaffar.se but it doesn't go anywhere if I don't put in www.klokaffar.se. The site is hosted from google appengine with a CNAME for the www. Now I want the naked domain to redirect to ...
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301 redirecting urls with special characters using web.config

I am trying to redirect some old urls containing some special characters. When I place the url on the web.config automatically it gives me a 500 internal server error. So, how do I translate the ...
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IP-based redirection using mod_rewrite

I'm running a small VPN server where each user has his own static IP. I set up an Apache server in order to host files for each of them and instead of using a new registration system, I wanted to take ...
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Avoid 301 redirect in cdn.domain.mx

I have a domain with a .htaccess redirection problem. The active CDN the URL should be: cdn.domain.mx/images/test.png but redirects: cdn.domain.mx/images/something.png -> ...
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Cut Permanent Redirection

We had 3 successful business websites before but our previous manager combined all our assets into one through permanent redirection. Now, another manager came and he wants us to use the other 2 sites ...
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redirect wordpress site to new domain, using wildcard or not both don't work

I just moved a wordpress site to a new domain. All of the URLs are the same on the new domain except for of course the root url. the domain is on godaddy, and I can forward it but that won't keep the ...
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Redirecting one image type to another. Possible?

I have a humor site that is based primarily on thumbnails and gifs. I'm in the process of converting all png's -> jpeg and gifs -> webm to save bandwidth and disk space. All in all probably about 10k ...
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Moving subdomain to a different hosting provider

Currently my subdomain is hosted within same webhotel as my main domain. I would like to change it to point another domain (website on Windows Azure). Subdomain should be accessible all the time ...
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delisting my old URL's from copyright services

About a month ago, I redid a major part of my website so that the difference between thousands of URL's is the subdomain name itself. Now I go on copyscape and put in my new URL and it tells me that ...
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Moving from http to https - Google webmaster tools | Bing webmaster tools

I'm moving from HTTP to HTTPS for my entire site. The site is currently added to Google Webmaster Tools as www.example.com and all the pages are indexed without using SSL. How do I go about moving to ...
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SEO implication of removing www from domain

For purely cosmetic reasons I'd like to change the redirect on my domain from www.example.com to example.com. There's plenty of SEO advice floating around on the internet, but in 2015 is this ...
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Dealing with bots that still fetch 301's months later

Over the course of 2013 & up until September 2014 we migrated roughly a dozen domains to a new platform. In most cases the domain names remained the same, we simply pointed the domain to a new IP ...
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IIS7 webpage redirect question

Noob question here. I searched, but couldn't quite find anything that would explain how to do this. I'm using IIS7 on a 2 server web farm with traffic being load balanced to either of the two servers. ...
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Informing Google of URL Structure Change

I have a website and the URLS were constructed like so: /index.php/Topic /index.php/AnotherTopic These were indexed in google and search results returned that pointed to these. However, I've ...
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Should 301 redirects from www to the naked domain include the path for SEO?

I'm trying to sort out a redirect for my site from www to the "naked" domain. My redirect currently does this: www.example.com -> example.com www.example.com/test.html -> example.com Is this ...
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Submitting a site that has a redirect

I have a blog site which lives in my subdirectory (www.mysite.com/blog) but I've set a redirect to show up in root url as in www.mysite.com. Now when I submit my site to Google, do I need to add the ...
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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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Redirect users refered from a specific site

I have a portfolio website that I have created with wordpress theme X, that is featured on two websites that showcase examples made with theme X. I am in the process of making a new portfolio ...
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How to tell Google Webmaster that I combine 2 website?

I have an online store that is already around for 5 years – let's say the web address is oldsite.com. It has about 1,000-2,000 visitor/day, about 18,000 indexed page. But oldsite.com is using a very ...
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Permanent Redirect (WWW to non WWW)

This is my vhost conf and still permanent redirect isn't working. DocumentRoot /var/www/example ServerName example.com ServerAlias www.example.com <Directory "/var/www/example"> Options Indexes ...
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Purchasing expired domain relevant to business

I have a competitor (restaurant) that shows up very high in the local listings on Google and that has a lot of links from other local websites. It went out of business and the domain-name is now out ...
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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 ...