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301 is the HTTP status code for a permanent redirect.

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From an SEO perspective can you redirect away from an old site that cannot be reached to the new site

my client has an old site that cannot be reached. it was registered by a company that is out of business for at least four years, and the host and registrar will not allow the business owner to even ...
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How to make sure Google doesn't think index.html and homepage pages are duplicate content?

I have a website built with html CSS and JavaScript, its working on Firebase platform. I did a duplicate content test on siteliner.com, the results showed me 100% duplication between index.html file ...
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301 redirect for “/usage” page while webalizer is installed

I moved my site to another hoster and this hoster is using webalizer. My site has a page called /usage. While testing I found out the page https://example.com/usage/ generates the 403 Forbidden error ...
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Changed URL for a page that was indexed by Googlebot. Will redirect 301 from the old URL to the new one. But what to do with my Sitemap?

I'm planning to change a url for one of my site's page. Example: From: https://www.example.com/old-post-slug To: https://www.example.com/new-post-slug The fact is that Google has already ...
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Preserve Meta Title and Meta Description from redirected page

My site runs on WordPress. I have a custom post type of my Projects. These projects are categorized using Project categories. Each Project category has it's 'archive' page, where the projects are ...
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What to do to recover after deploying a new shopping cart / site and Google smacks you?

I recently deployed a reworked online store that was previously built with a system that suddenly went out of business. It was a rush and I ended up with new URLs for all products with even some ...
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Will it hurt SEO to redirect a friendly alternate domain for marketing?

A client has a really long hyphenated domain. I can't do anything about this. Although we are looking at new domains too, if that is a better solution. Need a friendly URL for marketing, for ...
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Redirect 301 issue with URLs containing question marks [duplicate]

I'm trying to do some basic point to point redirects using 301 redirect 301 with a .htaccess. All is going well but there is one type of URL that is not happy. I'm trying to go from: http://www....
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Is a CNAME from the domain apex to the www record the correct way to configure a site to use the WWW version?

Let's say I own example.com and want to use www.example.com as the default. I thought I could do this by using an A record to point the www version to the IP and using a CNAME record to point the ...
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How best to perform 4 million 301 jpeg URL redirects?

I certainly don't want to list 4 million redirects in my nginx config files... what's the best practice with a large number of redirects like this? They'd be permanent as well as the old links live ...
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Launching a new website on a subdomain but keeping exsisting website running

We're about to launch a new Drupal 8 website for a client, as not all areas of the current website will be on the new platform, and due to apparent legacy complications, the decision has been made to ...
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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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Are there any negative implications of redirecting a URL on one domain to a URL on a different domain?

For context, my company uses a 3rd party website to house Instructions for Use manuals for the products we manufacture. We use a 3rd party to house these manuals as they are very large and often need ...
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Change address error in Search console, can't pass 301 redirect confirmation

with a 301, I redirect friendsofcoffee.nl to misterbarish.nl. I use the .htaccess file for the redirect with following code: RewriteEngine on RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^friendsofcoffee.example$ [OR] ...
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How to redirect domain to subdomain

Could you please guide me to permanent redirect my website https://example.com/ to new subdomain https://ww1.example.com/ I don't know how to do that. Please help I'm using vestacp. I will really ...
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Google Tag Manger Event for 301 Redirect

I have an image slider on my website. The entire slide is a link. I created a web page just to have a URL to use for a 301 redirect. Slide links to website.com/sample-page > Redirect is set to ...
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Google Sites: 301 Redirect broken links to the home page

Several months ago, I migrated my domain from GoDaddy to Google Domains and now use Google Sites. Several broken links from the old GoDaddy webpage highly ranked on Google Search persist. I would ...
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Redirecting index.html to root + folder index.html to root folder? (multilingual)

I have example.com page. I want a homepage without index.html (example.com/index.html -> example.com) RewriteEngine On RewriteRule ^index\.html$ / [R=301,L] RewriteRule ^(.*)/index\.html$ /$1/ [R=301,...
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Redirect directory olddomain.com/my-site/ to new domain newdomain.com (SEO) [duplicate]

I am in the process of creating a new website newdomain.com. My old site was located within a directory of another domain olddomain.com/my-site. With regards both technical aspects, and SEO, what is ...
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WP Apache .htaccess redirect .com traffic to .co.uk Issue

I have a website I am looking to redirect .com traffic to .co.uk. For the moment, when I navigate to https://example.com, it redirects to https://www.example.co.uk and displays as such in the address ...
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Redirecting URL with & without query string?

If I setup a 301 redirect for the first URL path below will that also redirect all the paths below that contain a query string? For example: /6-light-oval-chandelier-espresso?pp=0&epik=...
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Finding URLs that redirect to a given website

Is there any way to find all URLs that (permanently) redirect to a given website? E.g. www.ubercab.com redirects to www.uber.com. So I'd want a way to determine that www.ubercab.com redirects without ...
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htaccess conflicts

The issue that I'm currently forced to handle is related to a folder structure URL being redirected to the same folder structure URL but with a different string. So page-a used to exist but that ...
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301 redirects for asp pages to html

So I've redesigned a site that was built comprising of solely .asp pages and redid it using .html pages. I deleted the old site and uploaded the new, and uploaded my .htaccess file with code along the ...
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How would you implement redirects for domain canonicalization, no-www, and HTTPS for IIS 7.5

For the moment I'm stuck with an IIS-server, unfortunately not my best subject (I'm much better w. Apache). We have a site on a Win 2008 R2 Server with IIS 7.5. It's an old site and we are working on ...
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.htaccess to redirect subdirectory to its own domain name

I have for example 2 domain names gl.example that points to /public_html/ (which has subfolder /public_html/tlf/) and tlf.example that points to the subfolder /public_html/tlf/ How do I redirect so ...
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Bad route appended to URL when redirecting from http to https

I have a WordPress site hosted on OVH and I'm having issues when redirecting from http to https. http://www.example.com redirects nicely to https://www.example.com https://www.example.com redirects ...
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Drop in traffic in high traffic site after 301 redirect

Here are the steps I took 301 redirect w/wildcard from old domain to new domain Updated & verified Google Search Console for new domain, submitted change of address, etc. Updated Google Analytics ...
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Moving content from old site/domain to new [duplicate]

We have two sites/blog, and now we are merging the two blogs into one blog. We move content from domain2.com to domain1.com. What should I consider when it comes to SEO. Should I move all the traffic ...
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Old website still found on google but redirects to new site

We have launched a new website replacing our old one, and Google now finds the new and the old website. Our old website was published under /public, the new one is published under /web: Setup until ...
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Does a new permanent rewrite rule supersede old permanent rewrite rule?

Ages ago we included a redirect in web.config to ensure that pages would rewrite to http://www.example.com/ if the user input, say, www.example.comor variants of it. Recently we changed the site so ...
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Having many redirected affiliate link with 301 Redirection

We have many affiliate link like below. example.com/123.html example.com/456.html example.com/789.html example.com/555.html example.com/666.html ....more than 1000 URLs All these links are 301 ...
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What to do when changing or moving off of a CDN to redirect images?

I am moving a site off of a CDN where all the images are cached and served: https://some-cdn.example/my-image.jpg The image will now live here: https://myurl.example/my-image.jpg Many of these ...
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How can I change description Google shows in the search results for a 301 redirect URL?

We transferred our domain from our old CMS to our new one but we still have the same domain. Let's say our domain is now example.com. I Googled our domain protein powder and a page from our old site ...
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301 Redirect vs Canonical Link - which is preferred?

Let's say I have the following three URLS. Url1: Domain/Home Url2: www.domain/home Url3: domain/home <-- Canonical With respect to SEO, is it preferred to add a canonical link to Url1 &...
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Is it OK for SEO to redirect a subdomain to its corresponding add-on domain after Google indexed the subdomain rather than the add-on domain?

I put in place a 301 redirection for the add-on domain subdomain.domain.example to subdomain.example, because Google was sometimes indexing subdomain.domain.example. Is this 301 redirection the ...
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Using htaccess to redirect 301 for domain change

I am currently moving a domain from one to the other, this is not an HTTPS move but rather a move from exampleone.co.uk to exampletwo.co.uk. I am using this code: <IfModule mod_rewrite.c> ...
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Google ignoring Canonical tag

I have two pages on the site that are 100% identical: MyDomain.com MyDomain.com/Keyword MyDomain.com/Keyword exists solely because I had to give the page I created in the CMS a url, and that page is ...
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How to ignore/redirect all URLs matching a certain string

I am using the WordPress plugin, Timely All-in-One events calendar. Unfortunately it is creating a plethora of duplicate URLs which end in strings like https://www.example.com/events/action~agenda/...
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Difference between 301 and 303 status codes

What is the difference between 301 Moved Permanently and 303 See Other status codes? Both are used for redirects. There is some detailed info on the 303 at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HTTP_303, ...
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forcing SSL without 301 redirect

Is there a way to force an SSL lock without using a 301 redirect, such as server side? I'm happy to supply context if requested.
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Does having a lot of 301 redirects noticably impact performance?

I just moved my website to Wordpress from another service. Unfortunately, this means that although I was able to import all of my previous content to Wordpress, the post permalinks are now entirely ...
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How to bulk redirect in htaccess from old site with parameters

I'm currently updating an old website, but I don't know much about htaccess redirects. I made a script to get all the pages of the website and here are some examples: For pages: Redirect 301 /index....
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Domain redirect to main domain with language param (301) [duplicate]

The following scenario: I have purchased multiple domains for a project: domain.app domain.com domain.de Originally it was planned to display a landing page on domain.app. On domain.de the german ...
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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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Can Google crawlers read the content of a page that has a 301 redirect?

I'm facing an issue of Google not picking up my new meta description for a specific page template. This page is currently being redirected to a different page on the site. Previously, the meta ...
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Will referrer info get lost in Google Analytics if i 301 from HTTP to HTTPS?

If we have a bunch of backlinks from HTTPS sites, but they link to the http://example.com version of our site or example.com. Even if our site is HTTPS and once traffic gets driven to those URLS ...
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How do web servers identify the client's location

Many websites directs the user to specific subdomains or domains based on their location. For example, if a user based in the UK types yahoo.com, the user somehow redirected to uk.yahoo.com. If the ...
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Implement 2000 redirects in an SEO friendly way without slowing the site down [duplicate]

I currently have two e-commerce websites, a new one, built on WooCommerce with ~1700 products and an old one, custom built with ~2100 products. I want to delete the old one and use it's domain and ...
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How to redirect from blog.example.org to example.com using htaccess

I have tried all means to do a 301 redirect from blog.example.org to https://www.example.com/post using .htaccess but the redirect doesn't seem to be working. I'm using this code below; ...

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