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301 is the HTTP status code for a permanent redirect.

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HTTP redirection target has Content-Disposition header so browsers show the redirecting URL. Does that affect SEO?

www.example.com/fpdfile/ gets a 301 to www.othersite.example/filepdf/ and there we have attached Content-Disposition header. The user sees only the www.example.com/fpdfile/ in address bar, but the ...
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Google change of address, stuck at step 2

I'm changing the domain name of a WordPress site. I've verified the new domain name (both www and non-www) and setup 301 redirect rules for all URLs. On the "Change of address" page in Webmaster ...
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301 or 302 Redirect for regularly changing subsites

We have a site https://example.org/forecast/ that at the time of writing redirects to a "time-stamped" (/forecast/month-year/) URL, like so: https://example.org/forecast/june-2022/. Say, in ...
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Is there any problem with circular permanent redirects?

In e-commerce websites, we want to include product title in the URL for SEO benefit... however the title is not unique so we generally include an id along with the title. The title is determined by ...
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I used a permanent 301 redirect and now want to use old domain again, is this bad SEO wise?

I have a blog that I wanted to professionalize it a bit more and moved from a personalized domain name (DomainA/subfolder) to a more professional domain name (DomainB). The blog is from 2015 and I ...
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How to 301 Redirects on new site when old site lost due to Host crush

My Host (WHC) had a "Major incident" and all my Wordpress website data lost. the backup copy was on that server as well. I moved the domain to Godaddy and want to rebuild this lost site in ...
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Moving homepage to subfolder without affecting seo

I have website that focus in first time in negociation techniques. I have invested a lot to make homepage well ranked on Google. Now I want to make site bigger. I want to extend it to be about ...
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Cannot "fetch as Google" in Search Console after implementing HTTPS because of redirect

We have recently switched from HTTP to HTTPS. When I tried to "fetch as Google", it says the URL has been redirected and I am not able to see how the website is going to look. Is it because Google ...
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Does Yoast support regular expression redirects to remove the date from post URLs?

I have to setup as redirect from "Date and Name" Format to "Post Name" Format. For example: /2010/10/post-url/ it must be redirected to /post-url/ I am using Yoast for redirect. I don't know what ...
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Googlebot following some 301 that doesn't exist for root domain

We have locale versions of our site www.example.com (UK), us.example.com (USA), fr.example.com (France) etc. In Google webmaster tools I have configured each of these domains with their country and we ...
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Adsense: Both www.example.com and example.com are showing up in my Sites reports despite redirect

I have a website example.com that was on www.example.com until around May 2015, when I moved it from Jekyll to WordPress. I have a 301 redirect set up from www.example.com/* to example.com. Now, both ...
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Mobile version of a website showing up on my desktop google search

I search certain keywords in desktop google search and mobile version of my website shows up, vise versa. I use some methods to solve this problem: use <link rel="alternate"> and <link rel="...
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301 or linking to domain

I purchased a number of (oldish) domains, 2 or 3 of these domains have relatively good backlinks and according to MOZ (if that is worth anything) a goodish page rank. These domains are currently ...
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How to find out the domains that 301 redirect to my website?

How can I find out what domains are 301 redirected to my website? For example if a.com, b.com, and c.com are 301 redirected to my website, then how can I know the list of a.com, b.com, and c.com?
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Redirecting a gTLD to a ccTLD to increase traffic

I have a very short and fancy ccTLD (vwx.yz) for my private page. The page gives an overview about me and my conducted research and is currently associated with some small island somwhere nowhere. I ...
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How to implement dynamic 301 redirects for 40,000 pages built in PHP?

I want to change my site URLs into meaningful ones, but many of them have back links from other sites. Will changing URLs will affect my back links or my indexing? What is the best way to do this ...
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Redirect 301 - Google still cache old version website

I have website example.com (portal) and example.com/shop/ (shop). I changed the shop to a subdomain shop.example.com and 301 redirected all URLs from example.com/shop/ to shop.example.com. That was ...
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How to redirect if user direct access image files by browser? [nginx]

How do I redirect if a user tries to direct access image files in browser only? I want to still keep the ability to allow social media sites to embed our images by hotlinking. I just want only if a ...
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Root Domain 301 Redirect Except Checkout Page - 2 Sites Merged

I have a client who is merging his two ecommerce websites into one. The first ecommerce site is about knowledge of the products and second ecommerce website is to buy the product. It is interlinked ...
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Can PageRank be returned to a relisted page that was previously delisted via 301 redirect?

If an old page on website A is replaced with a 301 redirect to another website such that the page on website A is delisted from Google (as desired) but the website owner decides afterwards that they ...
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Permanently redirecting (`301`) robots.txt from root (`/`) to static files directory (`/static/file/robots.txt`)

After reading up on this Google Webmasters article on creating a robots.txt file, I noticed that they mentioned that the robots.txt file should always be at the root directory (/). However, I've been ...
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Website was not redirect from non www to https+www

I'm currently doing www+https redirection where I hope that my website able to redirect from http://example.com to https://www.example.com but it does not work even I have added redirection in ....
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How best to perform 4 million 301 jpeg URL redirects to content based addressing on nginx?

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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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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Why would a 301 redirected RSS feed be appearing as an external link in Google Search Console?

We redirected our website over a year ago to a new domain. 301 is confirmed in place etc. All works fine. However a couple of RSS feed URLs using the old domain have appeared in the external link ...
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HSTS and redirecting to www. sub domain

I am trying to setup HSTS for my website but running into some problems regarding the response headers and the use of a sub domain. What I would like is for all HTTP traffic to redirect to https://www....
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Oracle HTTP server URL with no trailing slash causes redirect when HTTPS is used

My application is hosted in oracle weblogic 12c with OHS 12c and have SSL enabled at port 1234. URL as such HTTP : http://servername.example/webName HTTPS : https://servername.example:1234/webName ...
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301 redirects to a similar domain

My company has two similar but not identical sites. Similar page hierarchy and content but different brands. We want to shut one down and 301 the pages to what we feel is relevant on the better site. ...
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Download link expired, going back to software presentation page, what redirect method to use?

When someone (user or bot) reaches an old download link like /download/yellow-wallpaper.zip?key=some-expired-download-key , user is sent back to file details page, e.g /yellow-wallpaper.html, where ...
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Will introducing a CDN for images on a subdomain dilute our PageRank or hurt our rankings?

Background: We run a product aggregator site. We list 20k products which will grow to 200k within the next year and also have a section of the site where users can take those product images and ...
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301 Redirection for a New URL in New Website

I have a internal page in example.com with around 10,000 organic traffic per month, but I am not making any money from it. I am building a new blog called example2.com in near future with monetizing ...
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Why does SEMrush report lots of backlinks from the 301 redirected old website to the new one?

The old version of the website is http://example.com and they 301 redirected it to the new URL, https://example.se. I was checking the domain in SEMrush and it was 2.8k backlinks from the old website ...
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.htaccess How to redirect some specific pages, then a blanket rule to new domain?

I am creating a new website on a new domain, and doing page-to-page redirects from the old website for (A) all static pages, as well as (B) all blog posts. A) The static pages follow a new URL ...
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SEO: Redirect root to a sub-dir, build new content on root, keep old rankings for redirected sub-dir

I want to move our page from site.example to www.site.example/home but keep the SEO rankings from when that same content resided on the root domain. Then I want to build back up the site.example ...
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If a subdomain or subdirectory is given a 301 redirect does it affect the parent domain in SEO ranking?

I have a website running on example.com, but I wish to have abc.example.com that redirects to another domain altogether like example.net. Is it possible to redirect a subdomain without affecting any ...
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301 Redirects and Merchant center quality

I moved a site to a new platform and the url structure was updated. As far as the Google Merchant Center goes will the 301 redirects suffice or do I need to update my urls within merchant center?
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When moving to new domain, should old page redirects be implemented on the the old or new domain?

I am moving our website to new more appropriate domain name. Our current domain has a number of 301 redirects from a former naming structure that we changed a few years back. And we want to maintain ...
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How to redirect / forward a domain to a specific URL?

So, I tried looking around and haven't found the answer I was looking for. I wanted to ask if it's possible to redirect / forward a domain I bought to a specific URL from another website. So let's ...
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Are there security concerns with migrating a sub-sub domain to a new platform, leaving another in place, and abandoning a third?

I have been tasked with launching a website for my organization. It is a dept. within a parent organization. Parent Organization Administers domain.com Dept. Organization Administers sub.domain.com ...
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SEO for multiple domains for the same site

I have a .co.uk site that ranks well (position no. 4 in Google and no. 1 in Bing). After 5 years, I've finally got round to registering the .com for the same site. As this doesn't need to be a .co.uk ...
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Link juice from a 301 redirect question

I've just finished redesigning the website and had some new URLs that didn't match up to old ones. I did a 301 redirect to those pages. Now the old and the new page are ranking first and second in ...
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Using Redirect 301/302 vs URL shortening service

I'm currently developing an aggregator site that will gather information across many many sites, typically this kind of applications put together relevant topics and display different information from ...
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Handling the HTTP Host header with what status code?

After finding out that the environment variables HTTP_HOST and HTTP_SERVER return the same values on my server, I made a patch for apache that fixes it, but I'm wondering if I returned the correct ...
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Is a Server and Date HTTP header really necessary for error or redirecting pages?

On practically every URL I visit using the command-line tool CURL, there is always a server identification header and date header outputted regardless of the status of the request. For example, on my ...
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Is a redirect from a third-party site bad?

I'm doing backlink cleanup for a client, and came across a page with a suspicious-looking redirect to their site. The site is relevant to the content of my client's site, and linking domain's DA isn'...
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Inconsistent 301 redirects at GoDaddy

I am getting mixed results when using GoDaddy's built-in URL forwarding feature. While these redirects work when using the browser, a test with redirectcheck.com sometimes shows the following result: ...
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Setup WordPress multi-site installation to handle both subdomain.example.com and www.subdomain.example.com

I have installed a multi-site installation of WordPress onto my domain. I then added the necessary code to the wp-config.php file and .htaccess as instructed by WordPress. I also installed a plugin ...
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Two stage Apache rewrite not working

I had a list of "Redirect permanent path/to/url1 http--//domain2.com/path/to/url2" rules working as a test, but when I attempted to couple them with mod_rewrite rules to catch non-matching domain1 url ...
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Unexplainable 301 redirect persists after redirect is deleted

I am using wordpress on a domain on my server and I am trying to configure redirects from a parked domain to my main domain. My main domain uses wordpress. My parked domain uses nothing (no wordpress ...
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Redirect wildcard domain to another one in nginx

I have two websites *.env1.example and *.env2.example, I want to redirect all traffics in env1 to env2, how to do so in Nginx? I do redirect from one specific domain to another, but now I want to ...