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I think your best course would be to use mod_rewrite so that your users and google see the shorter url

Using this in your htaccess should do the trick

RewriteEngine On RewriteRule ^([^/]*)apply/$ /some/application/page.html?=$1 [r=301[R=301,L]

You could also do it this way

RewriteEngine On

#condition to redirect
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} ^/?apply/?$
RewriteRule ^/?apply/?$ /some/application/page.html [R=301,L]

There are mod_rewrite generators around and I suggest you use a 301 redirect because so far as Google is concerned it is a permanent redirect.

I think your best course would be to use mod_rewrite so that your users and google see the shorter url

Using this in your htaccess should do the trick

RewriteEngine On RewriteRule ^([^/]*)apply/$ /some/application/page.html?=$1 [r=301,L]

I think your best course would be to use mod_rewrite so that your users and google see the shorter url

Using this in your htaccess should do the trick

RewriteEngine On RewriteRule ^([^/]*)apply/$ /some/application/page.html?=$1 [R=301,L]

You could also do it this way

RewriteEngine On

#condition to redirect
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} ^/?apply/?$
RewriteRule ^/?apply/?$ /some/application/page.html [R=301,L]

There are mod_rewrite generators around and I suggest you use a 301 redirect because so far as Google is concerned it is a permanent redirect.

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I think your best course would be to use mod_rewrite so that your users and google see the shorter url

Using this in your htaccess should do the trick

RewriteEngine On RewriteRule ^([^/]*)apply/$ /some/application/page.html?=$1 [r=301,L]