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301 is the HTTP status code for a permanent redirect.

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Can a cross domain canonical link or a meta refresh be used for SEO instead of a 301 redirect?

I prefer to use a cross domain canonical instead of 301: <link rel="canonical" href="http://example.net/dirA" /> is it OK for SEO purposes? Is it better than meta refresh like this? <meta ...
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Wix 301 redirect goes to blank 200 page first instead of directly to page with 404 response

curl -L -s -o /dev/null -q -w "%{http_code}" "https://www.seldelaterre.fr/articles/sdt93/La%20racine%20philosophique%20des%20erreurs%20moderne%20d'apr%c3%a8s%20l'encyclique%20Pascendi&...
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Google didn't update the search results after changing a URL with a permanent redirect

I have a simple personal webpage which I use to list my publications and link the corresponding PDFs (I work in academia). Until now, this webpage was hosted by my university: http(s)://...
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Multiple 301 redirect and massive loss of ranking

I just remade from scratch a website for a client, the client ask me to preserve their ranking by making 301 redirect from the original URL to the new URL. For example the following URL: plumber-...
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ahrefs Warnings about URLs in sitemap and redirects

Please forgive me if this is answered elsewhere but it's been doing my head in and I've been reading up about this for hours. I have a good health score for my website using ahrefs but there are 3 ...
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Redirect from index.html to its directory using .htaccess?

For each page of my website, it is named index.html and stored inside a folder of the name of the page. example.com/ serves example.com/index.html example.com/about/ serves example.com/about/index....
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Trouble Implementing a Reverse Proxy for my Web App

I am using AWS Lightsail and Apache to host a web app on a Static IP. I now want to move that web app to a custom domain that I own, such that when I enter that domain I am taken to my web app, with ...
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Question regarding 301 redirects and rankings transfer time frame

A few months ago i upgraded my free wordpress site to a paid plan. The free site is redirecting to the new paid domain now. I'm still waiting on the rankings to be transferred to the new domain. My ...
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Can I redirect a domain with redirecting its subdomain?

I would like to redirect domain A to domain B, but I have a subdomain under domain A. If I redirect it, is the subdomain going to be redirected to domain B as well?
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What is the most SEO friendly way to redirect the main domain to different subdirectories?

I have a multilingual website (English / Hungarian). I need to redirect my domain (mysite.hu) to subdirectories (/hu, /en), based on chosen user language preference (the default is Hungarian). For ...
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How can I get a list of all indexed pages for my domain?

We're in the process of migrating an outdated e-commerce cart to Magento. Part of this process will entail configuring proper 301 redirects. I'm aiming to get a list of all indexed pages to throw ...
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Is it OK for SEO to remove old WordPress image uploads that are no longer being used on the site?

If I'm re-building a website that is not going to be using older image uploads, what's best practice in terms of SEO? Do I just delete the old uploads and move on or is it better to 301 them to the ...
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redirecting www to non-www including subdirectories

I have WordPress installed to one of my subfolders. I also have subfolder with a folder inside containing index.html inside the WordPress folder. Now, I'm redirecting all www to non-www URLs using ...
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301 redirects - Site has IP address. A record currently not pointed and made changes to Categories

I appreciate that we very probably won't be able to get any advice or support today but here goes! We have taken the decision this morning after reading up about H1 tags to change the name of a ...
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Redirect loop in .htaccess when removing trailing slash

I have the following .htaccess file: AddDefaultCharset utf-8 RewriteEngine on Options +SymLinksIfOwnerMatch RewriteBase / # redirect all www-requests to no-www # - RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^www\....
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Duplicate URL 301-redirection: why not 308?

I avoid Google's complaints about duplicates by using a 301 redirect, according to numerous tips here and on the net. However, I'm curious as to why it's appropriate to use a 301 code rather than a ...
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How do I stop bingbot from requesting old permanently moved URLs?

Years ago Bingbot managed to register a bunch or URLs from some bad bot trap technology that used random query parameters for honey pots e.g. /?c39cfn3 /?d37hvn3 /?28ce031 For years now we have had ...
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How can we redirect using htaccess and DNS together with Google Sites?

I have updated a site and some of the old links are no longer referring to the right place (404). I wonder how I can do it through DNS and .htaccess. As I understand Sites does not support redirecting ...
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Should pages with 301 redirects ever be deleted?

Our site is updated regularly, but a major overhaul took place over a year ago and so a lot of folders were added to replace the existing ones. Reason was SEO, meaning new folders had better ...
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Old domain name appended to page titles in Google SERP

We recently moved our domain from monomachines.com --> supplychimp.com Followed all the recommendations from various blog posts and told Google in Webmaster Tools that MonoMachines is now ...
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Should I redirect the site IP address to the domain name

I have been told by an SEO company to redirect the site IP to the domain using a 301 redirect. This will apparently improve the SEO ranking of the site. The site has a dedicated IP address. Is this ...
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Does changing the canonical tag also transfer page authority?

We have 3 pages on our website with almost similar title; actually for better ux, this is necessary to separate some part of a content. For example: page1: elevator service page2: check list of ...
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Googlebot returning 200 and 300 for the same URLs

Is there a reason why a URL on our website would sometimes return 200 and sometimes return a 301? This appears to happen on a number of our URLs even something basic like example.com/robots.txt When I ...
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Duplicate, Google chose different canonical than user after redirecting to HTTPS and Non-WWW via HTACCESS

I have redirected the www version and http version to non-www and https so the URL will be like https://website.com using the following .htaccess code: RewriteEngine On RewriteCond %{HTTPS} off ...
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SEO issue - Page with redirect - on Hugo website [closed]

I have a static website (Hugo on Netlify). On Google Web Console in Page indexing I have 190 pages not indexed, but only 78 indexed. When I analyzed my website with Ahrefs, it showed that my pages ...
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htaccess stops after reforming url before redirect

I want to be able to have the an URL be reformed in an htaccess file and redirect a file that is no longer present. Taking this: http://www.example.com/foo/thing.htm and having this be renamed to: ...
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Sudden increase in direct traffic after website redesign

I recently redesigned my website and made 301 redirects from the old website's URLs to the new website's URLs. I've noticed a sudden increase in direct traffic. I'm not sure why this is happening. Can ...
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Google is showing many results for a site: search for my old redirected site, is that the cause of my SEO problems?

I have 301 redirect on my old site to new one but Google constantly indexing content from new website on my old website. google search old site I had very good progress, but maybe the duplicate ...
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How can I redirect a GitHub project to another location?

How can I redirect a GitHub project to another location? Example: I have this project: https://github.com/myuser/foo And I manually moved the content from the old repository to a folder inside a new ...
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Help with HTACCESS 301 Redirect to different site with URL parameters

I have two websites, elijahstreams.com (OLDSITE) and projectjustcause.com (NEWSITE). I need ID-based URLS to forward from OLDSITE to SEO-friendly URLS on NEWSITE via .htaccess directives. This is what ...
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301 Redirects With Question Marks in URL

We have just moved to a new website and discovered that our 301 redirects do not work. The URLs from the old website contain question marks which I can now see cause issues with redirects. To ...
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Is it possible to transfer an old domain to a new subdomain?

Is it possible to move an old domain to a new subdomain permanently without losing search engine rankings? For example, going from https://www.example.com/ to https://blog.newexample.com/?
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Can I undo a domain level 301 redirect? It's causing a slight traffic drop

I have recently set up a redirect from an aged domain to a live domain using a 301 redirect. I created an acquisition press release on the live site and the old domain (which I built a home page for ...
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Webmaster Tools page inspection failed

In Bing Webmaster Tools I have inspected the homepage URL of my website. I get the following error: Crawl Last crawl attempted 27 Apr 2023 at 03:00 Crawl allowed? Yes Page Fetch Failed The Inspected ...
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Bing site scan: Avoid Error 403 if index.html is missing the root domain name

I have a website with the following domain name: https://example.com (there is no index.html in the root domain name) I have the following redirect based on language detection in .htaccess: https://...
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What does ^(.*) mean in a rewrite rule, is there a simpler alternative?

I have just copy and pasted a rewrite rule for a redirect from some website. It contains: ^(.*) I want to know what it means. Why is it so complicated? Can it be simplified? The whole .htaccess ...
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Redirecting 301 deleted files to a file or a web page? [duplicate]

I want to redirect using 301 status some selected "purged" files which could be jpg/pdf/zip etc files to keep backlink juice when linked from external sites. For a web page I redirect them using 301 ...
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403 header response code

I am getting a 403 header response code for my website while checking this tool https://www.redirect-checker.org/index.php Here is the screenshot below: https://snipboard.io/p2DH1S.jpg Here are the ....
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Will redirecting a URL that has been 410 for months pass its link juice and help SEO?

Is it too late to pass the link juice to the new URL from the old ones when the old URL was set as 410 content for the past 5 months? Does Googlebot delete the old ranking of previous URLs after this ...
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Google reverting to indexing HTTP after moving website to HTTPS

A month ago, I transferred my website from HTTP to HTTPS and completed all necessary modifications, including implementing a 301 redirect to redirect all old links to the new HTTPS version. I also ...
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Moving to new domain and site

I have an old web site www.domain1.example (IP: x1.x1.x1.x1) hosted on GoDaddy and created a new one with new domain www.domain2.example (IP: x2.x2.x2.x2) hosted on Hostinger. Both domains purchased ...
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Redirect problem with ngnix

I have a web site and i want ot redirect my clients from example.com to www.example.com in https. I fould a question similar to my question here but it did not solve my problem. When trying to access ...
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Can I RedirectMatch w/ regex to redirect multiple individual pages with similar url patterns?

Goals is to use one RedirectMatch statement to redirect 50+ pages with slightly changing names. Examples: https://www.example.com/galler-prime-alpaca-heathers-mermaid.shtml https://www.example.com/...
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301 Redirects & SEO

I'll keep it short and sweet. My website features a gallery set up as posts that showcase products on vehicles. Example 1: website.com/product-1-ford-f150/ Example 2: website.com/product-2-ford-f150/ ...
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Will creating a 301 redirect from old domain to new domain affect Gmail?

I've rebranded a business so I want to redirect the existing site to a new domain name - presumably by setting up a 301 redirect(?) - so anyone who types in xxx1.com (old domain) will be redirected to ...
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Submitting a 301 Redirect to Google

For the SEO experts: A long time ago, I created a website with some pages that used underscores instead of hyphens to separate words (e.g., "page_1.html"). I understand now that Google likes ...
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If an old redirecting domain expires will it still redirect or affect SEO?

What happens if an old domain redirecting to a new domain expires? Will it still redirect? What is the effect on search engine ranking?
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Should I disallow crawling of HTTP after moving to HTTPS?

I am migrating my well indexed website from HTTP to HTTPS only. Steps planned: All HTML pages canonical to be HTTPS now All HTTP pages will 301 redirect to HTTPS with the same URL All sitemaps will ...
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My website 301 response crawl requests has risen 10 times

My website's 301 response crawl requests has risen 10 times (from 150-250 to 2000-4000). What is/are the cause/s? Has anyone experienced it? Does it heart SEO in long term? What is the solution for ...
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Multiple 301 redirects

I have a scenario, where I am doing a site migration but the requirement is to show some message on the new site that "We have moved to a new site". Here's 2 options I could think of: Add ...

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