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Google have said that they will and can follow a chain of redirects, but you should keep the amount below 4 or 5 different 'hops': Is there a limit to how many 301 (Permanent) redirects I can do on a site? However as John Conde notes, it always make sense to redirect to a final URL if you can. 301 redirects and canonical tags carry over most of the ranking ...


It depends on the current situation and on what you want to do with it. If .net and .org have no pages indexed in Google and you're not planning to have any indexed it's fine as is. No need to add your non-canonical domains to Google Webmaster. But if the .net and .org domains have already been indexed and you want to redirect this and indicate to Google ...


What else changed during the redesign, was it simply graphical? What needs to be remembered here is that if 301 redirects are set, then any off site factors should be passed over to the new domain, any ranking factors from links for example. However if there are other changes on the new site such as removing large chunks of text (or even simply changing ...


This is the method I use: RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} ^/tag/endovenous-laser/.*$ [NC] RewriteRule .* http://www.mydomain.co.uk/treatments/endovenous-laser-ablation-evla/ [R=301,L] Short of a typo, this should work.


I think your question is a bit confusing, probably mainly because you have some terminology mixed up. A redirect literally just means that a client tried to load a certain URL, and the server redirected them to another page. Whether or not this is the page the user intended has little to do with it from a technical standpoint. A HTTP Status code is a ...


301 redirection of websites is a great idea to perform. It is suggested to do its asap because if Google bots crawls the both, they may penalize it. So, beware of them. canonicalization will also help.


Using redirection (301) is a good solution. Another solution is setting a canonical link. You can redirect or use canonical links on as many pages to one page as you want. Search engines will pick up your changes.


You are correct, you use the 301 header for this. The amount of pages that end up redirected doesn't matter. If you have more than one identical pages, redirect-301 them all to one. An .htaccess file would be something along these lines: RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} ^/page/.* RewriteRule ^page/(.*) /page-$1 [L,R=301] The reason everybody says you have to ...


From an SEO standpoint, moving from a keyword domain to a company branded domain is a good move. The 2014 SearchMetrics Ranking Factors found that that having keywords in the domain name is no longer a significant ranking factor. I consider hyphens in domain names to be bad for rankings as well. Moving to company branded domain name is a good move for ...

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