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15 views

Changing main domain, change inbound links too? (no 301)

I have small business and a website and would like to rebrand. I have owned the new domain for about 2 years now and currently it redirects 301 to my old domain (about 7 years old). I do have about 40 ...
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1answer
44 views

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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1answer
27 views

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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1answer
100 views

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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1answer
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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1answer
18 views

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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1answer
54 views

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 Now they have this old company and old website which is outdated.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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1answer
58 views

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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1answer
75 views

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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2answers
117 views

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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1answer
65 views

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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10 views

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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1answer
51 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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1answer
149 views

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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1answer
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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1answer
133 views

Will “jailing” a single page inside an iframe using a JavaScript redirect be considered as cloaking?

Background I have a website that uses iframes to display content. If the URL to a content is called directly by the user it should be "jailed" into the main page. The main page provides a header and a ...
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4answers
99 views

How to SEO one “routing” image URL to multiple canonical image URLs?

Background: I am developing a web service that will provide tooltips to fan sites for collectible gaming cards. The potential traffic and bandwidth is substantial. As this is a free service, I want ...
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1answer
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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1answer
47 views

Will my “template_redirect” in WordPress have a negative effect on SEO?

Currently I'm redirecting all queries for a single post back to index.php but with a GET variable in the URL, indicating which post was queried. JavaScript grabs this ID and shows the corresponding ...
2
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3answers
102 views

Should I put a landing page on my secondary websites or redirect to my main page

(Object Name changed below to keep things simple) Let's say my company sells badges and buttons. Our main website is badges-and-buttons.co.uk. We also have a lot of other sites that we have ...
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1answer
73 views

Issue with redirecting an HTTP homepage to an HTTPS homepage

In July, we changed our homepage to HTTPS via a 301 redirect from HTTP (the only page on our site with HTTPS). Even though we have significantly increased backlinks to our homepage, we have had no ...
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1answer
70 views

Redirect multiple files using .htaccess

I have a lot of files with a lot of sub directories which I moved one folder up, so, say, instead of example.com/cdn/folder/folder/file.html, it now looks like this ...
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3answers
54 views

Redirecting a site with less PageRank to a site with higher PageRank?

How does it affect a site with higher PageRank if a lower PageRank start redirecting (301) to it? The lower ranked site has spams and would like to shut it down but it also has a lot of visitors. I ...
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2answers
66 views

SEO for replacing blog content, but keeping the same page URL

This might not have any major impact on the SEO, but basically I have a random blog at this URL: http://example.com/blog (not a real URL), that I am removing and replacing with a company blog. I want ...
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0answers
11 views

How do I stop Google indexing my main page as https [duplicate]

Due to historic reasons, we have things set up so that "www.mydomain.com" redirects to "store.mydomain.com". This has worked perfectly fine until recently, when Google appears to be sending visitors ...
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1answer
111 views

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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2answers
38 views

301 or 302 for url that changed but new page might exist in old url

I have pages for usernames. e.g. http://mydomain.com/user/<username> I'm trying to handle the case a user changes his username. What kind of redirect from old username url to new username url ...
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1answer
91 views

Add second site through iframe

I have two blogs on Tumblr. Let's call them Pets.Tumblr.com and Cats.Tumblr.com A while ago I decided to make Pets.tumblr.com my main blog, but since Cats.tumblr.com grew more popular, I decided to ...
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2answers
136 views

Replacing an existing website – SEO considerations for broken links?

I have built a new website to replace a client's existing company website on the same URL. The content is entirely different, and none of the page links are the same. Do I have any issues to worry ...
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1answer
67 views

Benefit to linking to content directly or via a tracking redirect

I run a site where the majority of links on my page link to content on other sites. Lets say we are looking at movies for example. If my sites are: www.siteA.com www.siteB.com What I currently ...
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1answer
66 views

What to do with discontinued product pages? [duplicate]

I have a site that reviews personal medical devices. Each year, these medical devices get replaced a few times by their newer/improved versions, so the old devices are not available anywhere ...
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2answers
64 views

301 or 302 redirects for not logged in user?

Users that are logged in have access to their own page site.com/club/their-name-here. If they're not logged in I 302 redirect that link to site.com/club/ where there's the log in form. I kept ...
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1answer
114 views

Does redirect popup window affect SEO?

We have multiple websites, each site servers number of countries, and we used to have Geo-Ip Auto redirect system (no one likes auto-redirect), so we implemented another redirect system also uses ...
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1answer
50 views

External links from search engine - Redirect?

I am making a site which is designed to contain a large amount of links to other sites, much like a search engine. I have seen two different approached with regards to linking to external sites. ...
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1answer
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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1answer
39 views

Linking out to other websites and SEO

I have searched for this, but couldn't find anyone actually asking this same question. I'd be happy to be pointed to a previous answer though. I have built a one page website that links to other ...
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3answers
155 views

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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1answer
59 views

Added new redirected domain with lots of visitors bouncing - is that bad for us? [duplicate]

We're a very niche domain marketplace, which has a few hundred domain names for sale, and most all of them are redirected to our site. Most get a few clicks a day, as they are non-keyword (generic ...
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4answers
177 views

Is it correct to redirect useless “?” URLs to cleaner URLs

This is not about redirecting /index.php?id=6252 to /category-name. It's about redirecting: /category-name?ref=blabla&something=useless-stuff /category-name? /category-name???????? to: ...
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2answers
74 views

How do I properly deal with duplicate content when showing the latest content from my blog on a main page?

If my website has multiple blogposts: /blog/first-post.html /blog/second-post.html /blog/third-post.html ... and I want only the latest post to be fully shown on /blog/ What is the best way to ...
2
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2answers
184 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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2answers
371 views

300, 302, 303 or 307 redirect for international site?

A company website offers the same products and pages (more or less) across different countries. It's a mess; they use a mix of subdirectories, subdomains and ccTLDs for international sites: ...
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0answers
11 views

Redirect new domain to existing content on the old domain [duplicate]

Lets say I have a domain "mydomain.com" that has a folder called "mydomain.com/coupons" If I just bought a new domain called "mydomaincoupons.com" and redirect it to "mydomain.com/coupons" will it ...
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0answers
14 views

Is redirecting every 404 request going to help SEO? [duplicate]

I've seen this done on other websites. If you request a link which does not exist, you are then redirected to the homepage. I'm wondering if this will this keep all of the link juice from external ...
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2answers
122 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 ...
2
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2answers
108 views

Changing domain name vs URL redirect to improve URL building

I have a domain named companyname.com with PR3 and would like to improve the SEO by adding my main keyword in the domain name. I'm thinking about: Buying the domain main-keyword-companyname.com and ...
4
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0answers
17 views

Impact on social interactions after URL change [duplicate]

Every article URL on a website I work on will soon be changed. 301 redirects will be set up to ensure inbound links still arrive at the correct destination. However, social interactions (Likes and ...
3
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2answers
135 views

Can a redirect (and then redirect back) to check to see if users are logged-in hurt SEO?

I have a SaaS product which is hosted under several different domains. However, there is one company that manages all these domains. They asked for a system to be able to login at domain1.com and ...
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2answers
153 views

How to avoid duplicate content even when using 301 redirections?

I manage a website with tens of thousands of pages named /view.php?id=1234 and so on. Because we wanted it to be more SEO-friendly, a 301 Moved Permanently redirection of each one of them to ...
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2answers
199 views

IP geolocation and permanent redirects for search engines

when someone connects to my homepage I geolocate using their IP and redirect to the site with the right language (for example someone from Italy connects to example.com and I redirect them to ...