This is my first question here on Pro Webmaster... I'm really glad to be here!
I believe this question will have a simple answer but I'm starting with htaccess and I want to learn something about this file and its rules.
I have a long and ugly affiliate link but I want to create a 301 redirect to this URL, without typing it. My website is http://www.matthewlabs.com/ and I want to use a link like http://www.matthewlabs.com/wishonlist/appstore which automatically redirects to my affiliate link.
I tried to write this in my htaccess file:
Redirect 301 /wishonlist/appstore http://myAffiliateLinkHere
but it doesn't work. Must the directory /wishonlist/appstore exist to redirect? Because now I receive a 404 error...
And to use this link, can I create a simple link with html a tag?
Thank you so much for your time and I hope you can help me!