5
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828 views

Should I redirect desktop users visiting mobile page to desktop version?

So I am redirecting mobile users to mobile version of the page and also have alternate attrubute set up for that: <link rel="alternate" media="only screen and (max-width: 640px)" ...
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1answer
29 views

Canonical and hreflang implementation for international desktop and mobile site versions

I have an interesting case and I am lost in it. There are two versions of the site: desktop and mobile. And there are also international versions: English and Spanish. I'm stuck at implementation of ...
5
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2answers
162 views

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 ...
3
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2answers
83 views

Switching to HTTPS - redirect question

Following the recent Google announcements about improved ranking for sites running on https we have a number of clients asking about this. Is it safe to just 301 redirect all pages to their SSL ...
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31 views

Several domains using 302 redirect to our domain

I am wondering what implications we can run into if one of our dealers is redirecting several of their domains using a 302 to our domain. The reason they are doing this is because they want to have ...
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1answer
42 views

Does 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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2answers
20 views

What can I do to links that no longer exist in order not to lose my PageRank?

I completely re-wrote my website and in order not to lose my PageRank, I mapped the old links to the new ones with 301 redirects. However, some of the pages that Google has previously indexed no ...
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1answer
135 views

Using Google Webmaster Tools “change of address” feature for HTTP to HTTPS migration

I'm trying to use change of address in Google Webmaster Tools, and I've followed the instructions and set a 301 redirect for all requests to HTTPS. My site has always used HTTP with a 301 for no-www, ...
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1answer
49 views

Would this be considered duplicate content for a multi-language site, and is it necessary to redirect by language?

Our company now has 2 domains linked to one FTP: site.lt and site.eu In the .lt site, we show the content in the local language In the .eu site, we show foreign languages like site.eu/lv. 1). My ...
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1answer
29 views

Use traffic from previous domain owner

I have a domain which previously belonged to someone hosting a forum on it. Can I use that traffic to give my domain a boost, by taking the 404 traffic and 301 redirecting it to an existing page of ...
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1answer
23 views

Is it SEO-acceptable to do an automatic redirect based on accpept-language header value

We are launching a big international web site, that has local web sites on other domains. We are planning to configure the web site to behave in the following manner: Of a user with German (de) ...
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42 views

Moving directory to domain and maintaining SEO

I recently completed a website for a client, which was hosted on my own personal server until we were ready to move it to their own dedicated domain. Inadvertently, the sub-directory got indexed when ...
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1answer
32 views

301 Redirect vs. Domain Fowarding GoDaddy

I have a domain that is registered (but not hosted with GoDaddy). Previously, it used GoDaddy's domain forwarding to forward the domain to a google sites domain, but I would now like to use a 301 ...
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1answer
71 views

How to redirect one domain to another (wildcard) without inheriting the back links?

I want to redirect my old domain to a new one. Im running a blog and I need to use wildcard redirect so all the posts will be redirected accordingly. But I don't want to inherit the backlinks in those ...
2
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1answer
61 views

Home page at /home-page-name instead of /

I was wondering if having your home page at http://domain.com/home-page-name instead of just: http://domain.com/ would affect SEO? Not only that, but if users go to domain.com they are ...
2
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3answers
175 views

Is doing A/B tests using site redirection a bad practice?

I'm developing hotels websites here in Brazil. When the site is done, we do an A/B test with the old version to measure conversion and show to the hotel owner how good our site is. Due to the fact ...
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1answer
38 views

Redirect root path on root domain to subdomain

Say there's a web application that runs on example.com, would there be a penalty for 301 redirecting the root of the domain (example.com/) to subdomain.example.com for purposes of hosting the ...
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1answer
19 views

Moving a website to a new domain

I want to start a blog, but until buying the domain name, I'm writing some post templates in an "offline" website. Now I'm wondering to test my posts' SEO performance, so is it a good idea to allow ...
1
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1answer
46 views

Homepage redirect and impact on SEO?

My website is basically a gallery of pictures that I display one at the time (as seperate posts). I have no need for a landing page and so I redirect all users who visit the homepage to a random ...
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0answers
27 views

From 302 to 508 rediect, how is Google indexing it?

I'm working under an IIS environment. I would like to put up a splash page for our site maintenance, however, the splash page (app_offline.htm) has to be served on a separate site, since our ...
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1answer
106 views

canonical or redirecting

When I have a page with the URI lets say www.example.com/page there might be the possibility that users or links end up sending the user to pages like this: www.example.com//////page? I could just ...
2
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2answers
68 views

Moving Blogspot to Wordpress, can I reuse the framed redirect domain without losing SEO?

I have a blogger site (let's call it test.blogspot.com.au) and a domain test.com which redirects to that site. We've installed Wordpress in a subdirectory on another site and migrated using blogger’s ...
2
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1answer
49 views

SEO results in updating periodically a 301 redirect

I'm in the unfortunate situation of managing a very old website, that has been passed by the hands of at least 5 webmasters. Each has implemented new sections and other pages without regarding ...
2
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2answers
126 views

Changing from parameter to readable URLs 301 redirect

I've recently changed my URLs with parameters to more readable URLs with the following .htaccess: RewriteRule ^page/([A-Za-z0-9-+_\s]+)$ /index.php?n=$1 [L] RewriteRule ...
2
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1answer
93 views

Parked previous company's domain on top of existing one. SERPS showing old URL with existing info for some of the top keywods

Sorry for the duplicate question but I'm a newbie and see that I posted wrong the first time. Parked a domain from my previous company website on top of my existing company website. The URL from the ...
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1answer
32 views

Redirecting visitors to a rel=alternate page - permanent or temporary?

We are rebuilding our travel site to have both en-US and en versions, storing the language/region code in the url as a subfolder. Eg: www.domain.com/africa/botswana (hreflang="x-default") ...
2
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4answers
168 views

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

Consolidated two websites on December 9, 2013; a site wide 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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3answers
182 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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1answer
73 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 ...
0
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2answers
75 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 ...
2
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1answer
107 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 ...
0
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1answer
39 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 ...
0
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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 ...
3
votes
1answer
61 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 ...
2
votes
2answers
110 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
250 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 ...
3
votes
2answers
245 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 ...
0
votes
1answer
83 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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0answers
11 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 ...
2
votes
1answer
63 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 ...
4
votes
2answers
332 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
52 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: ...
5
votes
1answer
160 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 ...
3
votes
4answers
164 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 ...
2
votes
1answer
37 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
58 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
votes
3answers
122 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 ...
0
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1answer
77 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
83 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
73 views

Can redirecting a spammy site with less PageRank to a site with higher PageRank hurt?

How does it affect a site with higher PageRank if a lower PageRank start redirecting (301) to it? The lower ranked site has a spammy link profile and would like to shut it down, but it also has a ...