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301 is the HTTP status code for a permanent redirect.

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How can I find common misspellings for my domain name?

I'd like to register misspellings for my domain name, but I don't want to speculatively register a zillion "just guessing" forms. For example, this tool offers the following options in a Keyword Typo ...
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Is there any way to redirect one domain to another via DNS settings keeping the path information?

For example, my domain is example.com and when someone navigates to example.com/sample/page.htm, I want it to redirect to test.com/sample/page.htm. I know that this can probably easily be done using ...
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What are the Consequences for using Relative Location Headers?

According to the spec, Location headers used in a redirect require a server name HTTP/1.1 301 Moved Permanently ... Location: http://example.com/foo/baz/bar However, in 2012, most web browsers will ...
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What is the best way to redirect my naked domain?

I have example.com, which points to web server using A records, I want to redirect all traffic from www.example.com to example.com. As far as i know these are methods, 301 HTML redirect from www to ...
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Will putting the HTML from a 301 redirect page into a document perform the same function as a real 301 redirect?

In a web debugger, the html of a 301 redirect page shows up as: <!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//IETF//DTD HTML 2.0//EN"> <html><head> <title>301 Moved Permanently</title> </...
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HTTP Status Code: Response with 101 or 301?

We can force SSL in apache servers with following config: RewriteEngine On RewriteCond %{HTTPS} off RewriteRule ^(.*)$ https://%{HTTP_HOST}%{REQUEST_URI} [L,R=301] Here, we tell the apache server ...
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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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What causes "redirect notice" in Google search?

Occasionally, I get "Redirect Notice" pages when I click on some Google search results. My website does have a landing page redirect, but no redirect notice shows up when I click on it in Google ...
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What constitutes a "substantial, good-faith effort to remove the links"

We engaged the services of a 3rd party SEO consultant to assist us in managing our Meta data and to write regular blogs on our site http://cyberdesignworks.com.au Without our authorisation, the SEO ...
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Major Google not follow increase since introducing 301 to site

Recently we implemented Varnish in front of our web nodes so that the backend would get some rest from time to time. Since varnish is case sensitive and our app was not we implemented a 301 in varnish ...
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Are drops in Google ranking common after switching to https?

About a week ago I made the switch to https on one of my sites. I'm positive I did everything right. Properly setup 301 redirects from http to https versions. Added and verified https version in ...
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Retrieve Facebook Like count after changing URL structure for entire website

I just changed the URLs for my entire website. I have set up 301 permanent redirects for all old URLs to new URLs. Rel=canonical are set to new URLs. All Facebook Like buttons count have returned to 0....
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301 redirect to 404 page or set status code to 404 and stay on page?

I have a number of pages on my website that only administrators can access and access to these pages is given if a querystring value if found and correctly set. For example: http://www.mydomain.com/...
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How to avoid SSL warnings about certificate not for the current site when redirecting alternate domains?

I have multiple domains forward issue. Domains with plurals and singular e.g.: example.com, examples.com, example.biz, examples.biz I forwarded all of them to https://examples.com and https://...
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Should I use 301 or 302 for location-based redirects?

I'm setting up geo-redirects for my site and am unsure which redirect type to use. I've read many articles on this subject, but still do not have a clear answer. Here's the plan: Visitor lands on ...
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How should an expired content be handled?

Let's imagine this simplified case: An auction website has "auction detail" pages. A few weeks after the auction is over, the "auction detail" page is no more available. We are simply serving a HTTP/...
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Is there a safe way to redirect traffic from a dozen old websites to a new (unrelated) website?

Over the years I've built over a dozen unsuccessful sites. They get 10-100 visitors per day each. The topics include all kinds of random things - recipes, hiking tips, military equipment, gym bloopers,...
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I bought a domain to do a 301 Redirect - do I need to host that domain?

I'm competent with setting up records for domains, things like CNAME, A Records, etc - but what about if I just want to redirect it? Do I "have to" do this using a .htaccess file on a host? ...
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How to redirect / convert any URL to lowercase?

I am using: <IfModule mod_rewrite.c> Options +FollowSymLinks RewriteEngine On RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^example\.com [NC] RewriteRule (.*) http://example.com/$1 [L,R=301] </...
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Finding what is causing my site to issue 301 redirects

I have an URL which is 301 redirecting but I cannot find where or how it is happening and wanted some checks to perform if possible? I've checked .htaccess - it's not there I've checked cPanel in ...
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Is it a problem (e.g. for Google) when my site has no root page?

I have a multi-lingual site, which contains languages in this manner: http://www.example.com/en/ http://www.example.com/de/ http://www.example.com/fr/ To avoid duplicate links, is it ok not to have ...
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Dev site indexed by Google

I was developing a new version of our site on a subdomain (dev.oursite.com) and the robots.txt with the Disallow got replaced at some point, so the site got indexed by Google and other search engines. ...
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When redirecting from http to https in a shop site, which status code should I use?

On a shop website, when "Pay now" is clicked we perform a header redirection to the same URL, just an SSL secured https version. In such a common scenario, should we use a permanent (301), a ...
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Why am I getting a 301 redirect when I haven't told Apache to give one? Can WordPress push a 301 redirect?

I am setting up a development environment with XAMPP on Windows. Apache version is 2.4.17. My development url is www.hagertyforjudge.dev, also accessible at hagertyforjudge.dev. I am trying to solve ...
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SEO and multiple domains to same site

I have one website. I have two domain names that I want to point to the same site install. So whether you go to name-one.com or name-two.com you see the exact same site. Now, I can either set up ...
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Duplicate content - Redirecting mirror sites

A domain has 12 mirror sites and all of them are indexed. As a matter of fact one of the mirror domains (44 Moz domain authority) is competing with the primary domain (62 Moz domain authority) on page ...
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301 redirected an entire website 4.5 months ago; still showing up in Google search results?

Consolidated two websites on December 9, 2013; a site wide page-to-page 301 redirect was implemented which redirects site A to site B Website A (the one being redirected) is: Still showing up in ...
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Is it ok to 301 redirect deleted pages to the homepage in order to preserve link juice? -- Even if the homepage is unrelated content?

I'm about to delete 40+ pages that have quality link juice (I'm deleting them for copy write issues). I'd prefer not to do a 404 header on all of them, because I want to preserve inbound links to ...
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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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Will GoDaddy's domain forwarding affect subdomains?

I have an old domain registered with GoDaddy. Let's say it's olddomain.com. I want olddomain.com and www.olddomain.com to go to www.newdomain.com. The complication is that I have a few subdomains ...
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GoDaddy URL forwarding while keeping relative path

I'm hosting my website on Google App Engine and my domain name on GoDaddy. Google App Engine does not allow you to have naked URLs. So it doesn't allow you to have example.com but does allow you to ...
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301 Redirect Causes Insecure Connection Warning

My client's primary domain name is a variant of a commonly spelled name, for example domein.com. To avoid losing traffic, they also purchased domain.com. The live site is at https://domein.com. When I ...
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GoDaddy's 301 redirect/forwarding has some weird random middleman URL, kills link juice?

I'm trying to use GoDaddy's 301 redirect, which is named as domain forwarding. I set up forwarding DomainA.example to DomainB.example as 301 "type". I noticed DomainA.example is still indexed in ...
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How to re-direct Wordpress posts with 301

All my WordPress post URLs generate sub directories with duplicate content and I do not know what regular expression to use to consistently 301 redirect domain.com/category/post/random-number/ to ...
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Redirecting from Wordpress.com site to Wordpress.org with SSL

I am in the process of transferring a Wordpress.com site to Wordpress.org. The old site domain: https://oldsite.wordpress.com. The new site domain: https://newsite.com. I am facing a dilemma on the ...
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Redirecting all subfolder URLs to another domain

I have a domain that is example.com/portfolio/some-url. I would simply like to direct all traffic that would normally go to the subfolder /portfolio to a new domain: new-domain.com/ How would I do ...
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Impact of migrating whole site from HTTP to HTTPS

We migrated our website to HTTPS everywhere and we have setup a 301 redirect on all the pages when the protocol is HTTP. However, one of the SEO experts who is helping us with all things SEO sent us ...
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Website restyle, SEO migration plan?

I am currently in a project for one of my biggest clients. We have built a website that will -replace- the old website. When it comes to actual content its is largely the same. However, the ...
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CloudFront is 301 redirecting all my internal links

I do not know why, but all my internal links are 301 redirects. It is kind of absurd; each single internal link is being redirected to the same resource but as a relative URI. Example: coinsocialmedia....
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Multiple top level domains - should I redirect/rewrite or leave them?

I operate a website with many different TLD's (top level domains): example.com example.org example.co.uk example.org.uk The website is advertised as example.org.uk but I expect that lots of people ...
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How long should I keep 301 redirecting pages from a deprecated domain?

I had an old domain that I have deprecated, but 301 redirected all results from it to my new site. The new site is now receiving a decent amount of traffic, but I don't know if it's 301 redirected ...
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How can my site detect mobile phones and switch visitors to a mobile Domain?

My Question is that when user enter the website: http://www.example.com then they will just go to automatically to http://www.example.mobi how can i do this .. is their any technique behind that. ...
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How to do a cacheable redirection?

When users enter my website example.com, their "preferred" language is detected and they are redirected (using a 301 Moved Permanently redirection) to example.com/en/ (for English), example.com/it/ (...
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I have domain.com and domain.org to the same site, should I use redirects to avoid duplicate content [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is duplicate content and how can I avoid being penalized for it on my site? I have both the .com and the .org for a domain name, and using Apache I point them to the same ...
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What's the best way to redirect from domain to subdomain?

I want to install my new site content on a subdomain like subdir.mydomainsite.com instead of the root domain. This is a new domain and not previous content to redirect. The root URL will be empty ...
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Changing domains and Google Analytics

My website has moved from example.com to example2.com and now I have two questions: Although all pages in example.com are being 301 redirected to example2.com, why are my users now about 50% of the ...
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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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serious 404 problem, suggestions for hunting them all down

I have a bit of a situation coming up. Due to a complete website structure redesign that is basically inevitable, I expect to have the following: Our sitemap of about 12,000 url's have about 90-95% ...
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Migrating PageRank/rankings from one site to another

I've got a client's company site with decent PageRank, backlinks and search engine rankings. The client wants to change their company name and therefore URL. I will set up a redirect between the old ...
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301 and no-index tag don't work

Almost 3 months ago I've put no-index tag to about 3,000 pages on my website and 301 redirect (which is permanent redirect) for almost 15,000 pages. (The all site is about 50,000 pages) And yet as ...
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