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It is fine to redirect multiple times A -> B -> C as long as the chain of redirects isn't too long. Web clients give up after some number of redirects. Googlebot will follow only five chained redirects I tested Firefox and it supports 20 chained redirects I tested Chrome and it supports 63 chained redirects (it reports an error to the user after 21 but ...


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There is no penalty as a result of multi-chain 301's no but a small amount of weight passed is lost (it is tiny so nothing major to worry about) but obviously the more in the chain, less weight is passed through to the final destination like so:- 301 Redirect 1 (97% weight passed) - total 97% 301 Redirect 2 (97% weight passed) - total 94% 301 Redirect 3 ...


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Something such as the below will handle the canonical www redirect:- RewriteEngine On ## canonical www 301 redirect RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^example.com$ [NC] RewriteRule ^(.*)$ http://www.example.com/$1 [R=301,L] The best rule to rewrite and 301 your various homepage URL's will vary depending on the website platform your website is built ...


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@closetnoc, @PeteS_UK thanks again for your help, and here's an update. I was lucky enough to get a short one-to-one with a Google SEO guru employee through a business organisation I'm involved with. The long and the short of this was that Google have no problem with different domain names 301 redirecting to different pages within the same website. I ...


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There are many WordPress plugins that will do redirects for you. I use the Quick Page Post Redirect Plugin which adds an Admin page where you can list the redirects. I also use the True Google 404 plugin that uses site search to try to resolve error URLs and keeps a list of any error URLs so that you can add redirects for them.


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You asked quite a few questions and I suspect you know most of the answers already. So to clear up some confusion, I will address the subject of changing the domain name since this sounds like the new question. If you need more, please let us know. Keywords in domain names mean almost nothing anymore and exact matches rarely happen as a result. That was a ...


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To answer your question : No, it is highly unlikely that a redirect to www would be responsible for delisting of a site. Though to double check, use fetch as googlebot in Webmaster Tools and ensure the pages can be crawled okay. You can also do a site:search to see a general overview of the pages indexed. Not sure what you mean by "serp is low", but if you ...


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The CNAME is not sufficient for a redirect. A DNS CNAME pointing to the same IP address will create duplicate content if the webserver is not configured to do the redirect. In that situation, the same content on the website will be available under two different URLs: http://mysite.example.com http://www.mysite.example.com Although Google is much ...


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I can't think of any particular way that redirecting your home page to an article would hurt your rankings in search engines. If you might want to change the redirect in the future, consider using a 302 redirect rather than a 301 redirect. 301 redirects are kept in browser cache. Once a person visits your home page and gets a permanent redirect, they ...


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http://www.example.com/ and http://www.example.com are the same URL. Whether or not the trailing slash is shown in the browser address bar is purely cosmetic - when the request is sent to the server the slash will be included. (http://www.example.com/foo and http://www.example.com/foo/ on the other hand are different URLs.) If the site you're working on is ...


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In your server config, you can modify your current example to include the /abc/ directory to restrict redirects to that one directory: RewriteRule ^/abc/(.*)/(\?.*)?$ /abc/$1$2 [R=301,L] I've removed the backslash escape from the slash, in your example, as this would appear to be unnecessary. Note that to make this work in .htaccess you would need to ...


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It is very common practice to redirect to error pages when putting in a large class of redirects. In addition to wholesale HTTP to HTTPS redirects, this often happens when: You redirect from naked domain to www (or the other way around) You redirect from one domain name to another You redirect an entire directory Redirecting to a 404 page may not be ...


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Try this in your .htaccess inside your subfolder: RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^www.example.com [NC] RewriteRule (.*) http://example.com/blog/$1 [R=301,L]


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In an .htaccess file you could specify the following: RewriteEngine on RewriteRule ^(.*)$ http://www.example.eu/$1 [R=301,L]


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If possible, try to use only one 301 redirection. 301 redirects transfer SEO juice, but you lose a part of it for every one of them (around 10-15%). You should make a rule to redirect specific cases first, like: example.it/index.php?id=10&link=slug (301 redirect to) -> example.eu/c10/slug... Then, if none of these rules are triggered, you should apply ...



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