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301 redirected an entire website 4.5 months ago; still showing up in Google SRPs?

Consolidated two websites on December 9, 2013; a sitewide 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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47 views

How to map thousands of URLs for 301 redirection?

We recently switched e-commerce platform and due to poor planning, webmaster tools is reporting that thousands of URLs are 404. We obviously have to 301 redirect these and tell webmaster tools they ...
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23 views

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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55 views

Could permanent redirect affect SEO?

A friend of mine has his site at domain.com. He, because of a framework and blah blah blah, has allocated the content inside a folder named /home. So, if you go to domain.com it does a redirect to ...
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64 views

Why Google Webmaster Tools list HTTP status 303 as crawl error?

There is another interesting question about status 303 and seo here but it does not answer me why status 303 appears now in GWT in the crawl errors section since end of January. In my understanding ...
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31 views

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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216 views

Is www redirection (301) essential or not?

I am new to SEO, and I have a website like StackExchange. I found one thing remarkably about my site is that www redirection (301) is not active. Analytical result is here. Is it essential?
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61 views

SEO impact of 301 permanent redirecting a domain to a sub-directory of another domain?

I had my own experience of 301 permanently redirecting a domain to another (every page mapped) and Google properly worked everything out and it never had any problem SEO-wise. However, what if I'm ...
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233 views

Is 301 redirecting of *.domain.com to domain.com dangerous?

I bought a domain which has several subdomains that don`t exist anymore but are indexed in Google. Is it dangerous from the SEO perspective to do 301 redirect to my homepage from all kind of ...
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301 redirect from new page to old to keep PageRank?

I need to change a URL of an interior page that has a Google PageRank of 4. It was recommended by a coworker that I create the new URL but have it redirect to the old one, thus allowing a buildup of ...
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91 views

Unifying pages: 301 or canonical

I'm combining three existing urls into one. Till now I have: http://mydomain.com/folder1/page1 http://mydomain.com/folder2/page2 http://mydomain.com/folder3/page3 Content from all three pages will ...
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49 views

Rebranding: how do I redirect my website to a new domain, and blog to a subdomain?

I have a website that I am rebranding and using a new domain name for. Right now it is primarily a blog hosted at the root. I am going to be redirecting from www.old.com to www.new.com, and I also ...
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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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52 views

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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32 views

How to overcome duplicate content SEO impact when enforcing https (SSL) site wide on an existing site [duplicate]

We're about to move a large existing site to https (SSL). I was a little concerned after reading this thread. Has anyone else experienced a negative impact when transitioning from http to https? ...
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43 views

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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8 views

Disabling Single Event and 301 Redirect [duplicate]

Is it bad practice to have a 301 redirect for an event that has been disabled or deleted from a system to the list view? or should a 404 page? I dont want Google to ban me or anything.
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SEO best practices - how to move to a new domain and new site keeping the old SEO 'power'? [duplicate]

I have a website (a photography blog). I just bought a new domain with a better name (my real name). And I have bought a new template and there is a completely new structure. I know Google says that ...
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164 views

Is it ok to 301 redirect deleted pages to the homepage in order to preserve link juice? — Even if the homepage is unrelated content?

I'm about to delete 40+ pages that have quality link juice (I'm deleting them for copy write issues). I'd prefer not to do a 404 header on all of them, because I want to preserve inbound links to ...
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117 views

Parked Domains instead of 301

I have a number of domains that were 301 redirects to certain area's or the domain (example pizzaparis.com would redirect to the paris page on the site) and for some reason or another lost their ...
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1answer
378 views

Canonicalization for www/non-www URLs and IP/domain on a Windows server

I have checked my website using this SEO tool and the results report 2 issues: Test your site for potential URL canonicalization issues. Canonicalization describes how a site can use slightly ...
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1answer
116 views

Impact of migrating whole site from HTTP to HTTPS

We migrated our website to HTTPS everywhere and we have setup a 301 redirect on all the pages when the protocol is HTTP. However, one of the SEO experts who is helping us with all things SEO sent us ...
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36 views

Creating a new 200 OK page on an address that previously served a 301 redirect?

Let's say I create a page aaa.htm; after some time it gets removed in favor of bbb.htm. At this point aaa.htm responds with a 301 redirect to bbb.htm. Now again, after some more amount of time, I ...
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85 views

How to make better RESTful links SEO on static content website with Apache and PHP Router

I have a pretty old website (running on Apache) that serves around 50 static HTML pages. And so I want to change it and add PHP Router to help me serve content in a RESTful way. Now I have tried ...
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61 views

duplicate content - can't use 301 or canonical tag

I recently started managing SEO for a client. I'm seeing a lot of duplicate content on their site but their custom CMS doesn't allow canonical tags, and I was told by their team that we can't use ...
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73 views

301 redirects, query strings and SEO

We have recently consolidated one site into another one. We set up all of our 301s and those all work famously. The bulk of the 301s (including the old site's homepage) land on an interior page of ...
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2answers
321 views

301 redirect from HTTP to HTTPS - how to be sure Google is fetching the correct information?

I'm hoping somebody might be able to provide a bit of advice on an issue I am having. I have one site where we implemented a 301 redirect on the homepage from HTTP to HTTPS. We have links on the ...
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137 views

Does purposely linking to an invalid URL and then using 301 affect SEO?

On a section of my site, I am currently using .htaccess rewrites to put the ID as part of the URL instead of in the query, like so: RewriteRule ^([a-z_]+)?/?tours/([0-9]+)/(.*) ...
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57 views

How to redirect a international domain to a subfolder on the English site without hurting Google rankings?

I have two sites: www.example.de www.main.com www.main.com is English version of www.example.de which is in German. I want to keep only www.main.com. For the English version I will keep ...
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57 views

htaccess 301 redirect for payment page

I have a client who currently runs a venue and has ticket purchases made available through a third party. The way the site currently works is that there is a standard href in the nav menu to the ...
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2answers
83 views

301 redirects and non-existent directories

I just wanted to clarify something; my boss often messes up and tells a customer to go to a specific directory; i.e. mysite.co.uk/directory/ instead of the actual correct URL ...
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1answer
66 views

A domain that redirects to my site is ranked higher

I have recently migrated my hosting provider and realised that when I did I had a lot of domains that didn't point anywhere or weren't in use. During the migration I just decided to 301 them all ...
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130 views

Why do sites redirect to the canonical URL if it can parse a page correctly given any slug? [closed]

Several sites that I have come across, including Stackoverflow, perform a 301 redirect when given an "incorrect" slug. For example: http://webmasters.stackexchange.com/questions/9/incorrect-slug ...
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80 views

canonical rel tag and 301 redirect loop?

I'm working with an e-commerce platform and I'm not sure about the behaviour of the canonical rel tag after changing some URL keys. This is the specific situation: old_url.html -> redirects to -> ...
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233 views

301 redirect all pages with a specific extension

I have a website that is not on ASP anymore, it's a Drupal 7 website now. I need to use an .htaccess file to redirect with code 301 all pages with .asp extension to the 404 page or a specific URL. ...
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55 views

Is 301 Redirect safe for pages that search engines give a high search ranking?

We will soon be launching a complete overhaul of our entire website. The only major concern is that we have a large archive of content that search engines find very rich, through which we get great ...
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250 views

Does it make sense to throw a 404 error with PHP?

Problem Description Hi, The current setting of my .htaccess file does not allow any kind of 404 (as far as I know). I mean, it captures every kind of url like mysite.com/asfasfasf then sends it to ...
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62 views

What is best practice for link exchange for website with multiple domains and censorship problem?

I have a website named something like example.com, but it has been filtered (blocked) in my country. So I created a new domain named something like example2.com and a redirect on my original ...
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124 views

Does a filename's location (relative to the root) effect it's SEO?

I apologize if this answer is already somewhere else, I've searched for a while and come up empty. My company has hired a 3rd party SEO company to help with our rankings. Most of the suggestions ...
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196 views

opencart sitemap crawl errors on webmaster tools

I keep getting crawl errors on webmaster tools for my opencart website for old urls even though the sitemap is dynamically updated. I've tried resubmitting the sitemap as soon as i make url updates ...
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13 views

Moving an eCommerce site to WordPress, same domain, how to set up URLs to preserve PageRank? [duplicate]

I am moving a well ranked eCommerce site to WordPress, but the old site has URLs that all end in .htm. I want to avoid breaking links, and avoid losing PageRank, but WordPress removes periods from ...
2
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2answers
190 views

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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221 views

Using an old penalized domain for a new website

I had a website with 2 domains like these: firstdomain.com and first-domain.com. The main domain was first-domain.com and the other one was 301 redirected to first one. The main domain got a Google ...
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63 views

Cyclic redirection in .htaccess

I have the following .htaccess file: AddDefaultCharset utf-8 RewriteEngine on Options +SymLinksIfOwnerMatch RewriteBase / # redirect all www-requests to no-www # - RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ...
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1answer
280 views

SEO advise for WordPress WooCommerce

I'm using WooCommerce and have selected "shop" page as homepage in WordPress settings. Therefore http://www.example.com and http://www.example.com/shop are one and the same page. In this case what I ...
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14 views

Best way to handle query string params no longer used [duplicate]

A client's SEO "expert" has recently asked us to redirect hundreds of URLs to the home page but we're not sure if her request is the best way of going about it. Here's the situation: The clients ...
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1answer
93 views

301 for many domains

We have a main website for a big company, let's say www.tartempion.com. We bought about 60 domain names (let's say www.tartempion.org, www.tartempion.se but also www.strangename.net), mainly to ...
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144 views

Redirecting non existing post to homepage; is that good for SEO? [duplicate]

I am checking my website out on Google Webmasters and I am seeing an astonishing 5000 links that could not be found by Google's Crawlers. That's normal, because my website is built in a manner that ...
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124 views

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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1answer
104 views

301 redirect from a country specific domain

I originally started using a .do domain extension for my site, but later realized that this country specific domain would prevent us from appearing in search results for places outside of the ...