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The way that you will do the 301 redirect does not play any role for the Google. Actually it does not see your configuration file. What it is important is to send the 301 headers with the new location on each old url and not just the home page. For example if you have 10 pages on the old website, make sure that these all pages are redirected to the new 10 ...
Is it dangerous from the SEO perspective to do 301 redirect to my homepage from all kind of subdomains that I don't use/not exist? If they don't exist, the more appropriate status code for your server to return for these subdomains is a 410 Gone, which: Indicates that the resource requested is no longer available and will not be available again. ...
It was recommended by a coworker that I create the new URL but have it redirect to the old one If you 301 redirect the new URL to the old one, you'll just be telling search engines that the new URL permanently moved to the old URL, and to continue indexing the old URL instead of the new one. You'd want to do the opposite: 301 redirect the old URL to ...
Yes that's correct and would 301 redirect everything on oldsite.org to the same path on http://newsite.com. Plenty of similar questions on the StackExchange network such as this one.
www is just a sub domain. A website owner will normally make the decision whether they want their domain to be domain.com or www.domain.com. If your website resolves to both the non www version and the www version of your domain, then these are essentially two different URL's that your website is on so potentially causing duplicate content which is best to ...
If you have something to redirect, then yes, otherwise, it's not. By that I mean, that just doing the non www to www is important, but not essential. Plus most hosting places already do that for you. In any case, it's a good practice to redirect the non www to www or viceversa.
Just NOINDEX, NOFOLLOW [link] the two that you don't want indexed in Google then. Register all three in Google Webmaster Tools and for the two that you wish to be removed from Google's index, just remove the entire site in the 'Remove URL' [link] section.
Just an additional note to dan's answer: what you describe in your question is actually an old trick where if you redirect page B to page A, page B would gain the PageRank of page A. This was manipulated in the past by making a URL on your site redirect to google.com, which had PR 10. Then after a few weeks, you'd update that page with new content and your ...
In order to not impact your SEO, you would need to use a 301 redirect to let search engines know that the pages have permanently moved to the new directory (see the link for more). Confirmed with a contact at Yahoo Small Business Hosting: You would need to use their Page Redirect Manager tool to setup 301 redirect rules as covered here. Unfortunately, as ...
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