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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301 Redirect issues [duplicate]

Spent several hours trying to find the right answers... and testing codes.. Just switched my site from Dreamweaver html site to a wordpress site to keep up with the Google mobile restrictions. I now ...
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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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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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How do I use a htaccess redirect to force www and use the .org domain while maintaining the URL path?

I have found this rule that does about 90% of what I want, but not quite everything. My main goals for the redirect are to 1) force www. 2) redirect .com to .org. This does that, but if I were at ...
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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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URL Click Tracking Redirects

We're looking at using http://www.pardot.com/ to track certain links/buttons on our website. We can give users extra "points" for clicking those elements. A way to grade potential leads. In order to ...
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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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How to let users add redirects to site without using FTP?

So basically for payments on our site right now we give each client a link that leads to our site, which then leads to a third party payment site. Unfortunately, this creates a new payment page every ...
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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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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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“Too many redirects” from webpage made with Namecheap and github hosting

I have set up my first small static webpage using Namecheap and Github for hosting: http://www.keithgardner.me The webpage has typically loaded fine on Mac computers and iOS devices. I noticed ...
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Deleted pages best practice [duplicate]

I have a large directory with bars, restaurants, clubs etc. in Australia. I currently have 500+ venues indexed in Google with good pagerank. That's great! Sometimes I need to delete a venue because ...
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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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Redirect subdomain to www

I created a subdomain in cPanel and set it to redirect to the www version of my site. The redirecting works insofar as redirecting subdomain.example.com to www.example.com. But when a visitor ...
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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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Inconsistent 301 redirects at GoDaddy

I am getting mixed results when using GoDaddy's built-in URL forwarding feature. While these redirects work when using the browser, a test with redirectcheck.com sometimes shows the following result: ...
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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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Does the google bot re-crawl websites based on backlinks on the homepage?

I have a page lets say news.html on my website which gets a lot of hits through google and i can see from the cache on Google that the google bot crawls it quite frequently. Currently, the homepage ...
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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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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 301 redirect old domain to new domain on same host with SSL and avoid Privacy Error

Here's the environment: Apache, mod_rewrite.c exists WordPress Two domains that point to the same webhost, we'll call them www.olddomain.com www.newdomain.com We have an SSL Certificate for ...
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Redirect query string URL via .htaccess

I am trying to redirect all query strings to a new URL. Search query example www.example.com/?s=cars to resolve to www.example.com/?search_gcse/?q=cars ("cars" is just an example). What is the ...
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How redirecting is affecting SEO? [duplicate]

I have a .gr domain and I want to move to thesamedomain.edu.gr What is the best practise for: not loosing users? (redirect from .gr to .edu.gr) if yes, this have to be permanent or just for few ...
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Chinese traffic redirection

Our company website currently has 13 languages, of which Chinese is one. We have seen significant bounce rates from visitors in China (largely due to site speed there) and so we will be launching a ...
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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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301 Redirects non www to www + new url

Recently I did some 301 redirections on one of my websites. First I did the non www to www redirect on the .htaccess file. Then I did the list of 301 redirects from the old urls to the new ones. ...
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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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Displaying website hosted at one domain on a different domain

I have a website hosted at (for example) website.com. The thing is, I also have my own server and a different domain name registered with a different company. Let's say I own example.com and it ...
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https redirects + Cloudflare Page Rules missing situation

I have just moved my website to https and after some scares it is working, mostly. I did find out that when I input the naked domain on the browser it is not going to the desired URL, as follows: ...
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Best way to replace/publish the restructured website in SEO friendly manner

I had a website which contains several subdomains. http://sub1.example.com/stories/23/job-done.html http://sub2.example.com/stories/23/job-done.html At present I decided to restructure my website ...
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IIS - HTTP Redirect all requests for one virtual directory to another

How do I set up an HTTP Redirect rule to redirect all requests for a virtual directory to another virtual directory, when I don't know the hostname or complete URL, and cannot use the URL Rewrite ...
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What implication could i have redirecting a lot of pages to a particular directory? [closed]

My website contains 4 parts Main Website (Not Working) All made by myself and my friend. certain page settings are controlled by an instantiated class before the <html> tag Forum [/forum] ...
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Google finding non existant URLs on my site and 301 redirects failing

I have been checking webmaster tools and found that Google has picked up some soft 404s. The weird thing is there are no such pages on my site and I dont know how Google has come up with these URLs. ...
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Can I redirect all links to a live site to a test one?

I have been asked to sort out a web site for a society, which has been dropped by the previous person who looked after it. The pages etc are full of direct references to the live site URL - and I ...
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Redirect to other folder but get URL appear the same

I have a web app project located in a directory called issues with several sub directories. The folder structure is as follows: -issues -applications -cli -library -public ...
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Heroku CNAME redirect leads to www.www

I'm trying to use a domain name I have on Namecheap with Heroku. Heroku's documentation advised a CNAME Alias. In the past, I've gotten other domains on the same service (Namecheap) to work with ...
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Trying to add cache header to 301 pages made by ModRewrite

I have several URLs on my website that get redirected to other URLs using Mod-Rewrite. For example: RewriteRule ^section$ /newsection [NC,L,R=301] The above rule redirects ...
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Googlebot robots.txt access error on HTTPS when redirected from HTTP

This might be a stupid question, but I never came across this issue before and were not able to find any definite answers to this on the web: Our client migrated to HTTPS a few months ago, using ...
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How can I use a competitor's domain that I purchased?

I have a company website for our Internet agency for over 5 years. It holds blog posts, content pages, and our portfolio mainly. One of our biggest competitors, with mainly the same company ...
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joomla url rewrite issue when nginx reverse proxy apache2

Thousand Apologies for cross posting. I am really that desperate. I have posted the same topic at serverfault but feedbacks are a bit slow and I can understand that. Just that I am expected to put the ...
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Do duplicate title tags with and without www hurt SEO?

For my website, I own https://www.example.com and https://example.com. (Currently, http://example.com redirects to https://www.example.com.) I recently had an audit of my website and it reported ...
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how to redirect pages to newdomain pages? [duplicate]

hi guys I have a domain named old.com and it has some pages , how can I redirect all those pages to their new address using htaccess? currently only old.com redirects to new.com but old.com/posts/ ...
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301 redirect URL SEO benefit?

We have our domains like, example.com/page/ID/descriptive_title. For emails and links we use, example.com/page/ID/, because it's easier than typing out full titles. We have our site configured to ...
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How do I test a site with Google PageSpeed when I have configured it to redirect for all IP addresses but mine?

In a website I'm working on I've set a 302 redirect with .htaccess for all IP but mine. Now I want to test the site with the online tool of Google PageSpeed, but it's redirected. How can I do this?
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How to prevent Google from indexing redirects to external URLs as part of the originating domain?

We have links to external URLs implemented with HTTP 301 redirects for the purpose of counting clicks. Searching our site in Google using the site: modifier results in the redirecting URLs returned ...
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redirecting some parts of a url

ok let me try once again this link [www.mgdezigns.com/cards/festive_silver_purple_ornament_holiday_cards_postcard-239887577090743570.html] needs to be redirected to ...
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Force https and no www using htaccess

This question has been asked a million times before but my problem is that this still doesn't work for me, regardless of what code I use so I was wondering if I could have some help perhaps? This is ...