Questions tagged [301-redirect]

301 is the HTTP status code for a permanent redirect.

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Reasons to use a custom 404 page that redirects with code vs a 301 redirect?

We are moving a website from Joomla to Mura and some of the pages are going to be located at different URLs. I can set up 301 redirects in the rules section of the web.config file in order to ...
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Non WWW redirect to WWW and non SSL to SSL - htaccess

I'm trying to redirect my Wordpress site from non www to WWW and non SSL to SSL permamently. Here's the code I'm using: RewriteEngine On RewriteCond %{HTTPS} !=on RewriteRule ^(.*)$ https://%{...
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.htaccess - redirect the contents of a subdirectory of old domain to new domain (WordPress) [duplicate]

I have problems with the redirection of my old website to our new website under a new domain. The old website was created with Wordpress and the simple redirect 301 was successful. However, some pages ...
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Would redirecting to a 404 be ok for SEO?

There was an old website located at http://example.com. Then it has been replaced by a new website, with a totally new url configuration, leaving old domain, but switching to https-only. So now all ...
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How to identify the source of 301 redirect loop on a WordPress site when server side caching plugin is enabled? [closed]

Our WordPress site has developed a 301 redirect loop error when web-server caching is enabled. With server caching disabled and caching plugin installed and active the issue doesn't occur, but the ...
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nginx: 301 redirect to non-www, SSL urls on default_server(s)

My goal is to have nginx primarily return a check for all requested URLs that start with http:// and/or contain //www., and 301 redirect them to the URL where //www. is replaced by // and http:// ...
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Remove query string from 301 redirect URL

I'm having some trouble with redirects and I haven't been able to get this to work. I want to make the following http://www.example.com/seasonal/christmas?p=15 redirect to http://www.example.com/...
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Can I reuse a URL after it's used for a 301 redirect?

Is it possible to 301 redirect a page and then reuse the redirected URL again in the future? What are the disadvantages of using the old link? For example: www.example.com/contact 301 redirect to ...
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Should I see the backlinks from my old redirected domain in Google Search Console?

I've 301 permanently redirected my old domain. Should I see the backlinks from my old domain in my new domain's Search Console property, or do they not show?
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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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301 Redirect Issues in Apache Virtual Host

I've got a site with SSL (Certbot) enabled and so I've setup my 301 redirects in the /etc/apache2/sites-available/example.com-le-ssl.conf file. I did it this way since the non-ssl virtual host (:80) ...
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Can the simple 301 redirect plugin for WordPress cause a redirect Loop when trying to redirect to the same path, but on HTTPS?

I want to redirect http://example.com/folder1/page1/ to https://example.com/folder1/page1/. In simple 301 redirect plugin in the request part I should write: /folder1/page1/. In the destination I may ...
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How to remove trailing slash from my root URL in htaccess?

I've tried several ways to remove the trailing slash from my URL in .htaccess and nothing worked but now even my URL can't be found because now it has a slash. Here is what my .htaccess looks like. I ...
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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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How to remove old domain that we don't have control over for branded searches that should only show our new site?

I changed my company website URL from www.tirnav.in to www.tirnav.com. Google Webmaster had already indexed my earlier website i.e tirnav.in and now when i search google for Tirnav Solutions it still ...
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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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HTTPS + IP not redirecting to configured Domain Name and gives “Your connection is not private” [Nginx/Ubuntu]

I am using NGINX for 301 redirects on Ubuntu and reverse proxy for my Web Application and aim is to redirect traffic to non-www url such as https://mywebapplication.example. So with my current ...
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301 Redirects From HTTP>HTTPS & Naked Domain > WWW not working on AT&T's 4G Network

I have a really odd 301 redirect failing issue that I can't seem to wrap my head around why. I have a netscaler device with responder policies that move http traffic onto https and naked domain ...
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Wordpress htaccess redirect from http to https

Currently I use this rule on my WordPress .htaccess file to redirect HTTP to HTTPS: <IfModule mod_rewrite.c> RewriteEngine On RewriteCond %{HTTPS} off RewriteRule ^(.*)$ https://%{HTTP_HOST}%{...
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Is it bad for SEO to 301 redirect the homepage URL to a deeper URL?

For some reason we need to 301 redirect homepage URL to another URL for a while. Eg: we would use a 301 redirect from www.example.com to www.example.com/a-catgory/b-catgory we would add a canonical &...
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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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Are there any tools in Google Search Console for removing URLs with 301 redirects?

In Google Search Console, I am getting 15-20 all different URLs in 404 section which is not in proper format(this URL is too old around 6-7 years and there is no 'Linked from' for this URLs). I want ...
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404 to 301 Permanent Redirect a good idea?

I have a domain which I bought in 2013 and stopped working on it in 2015. I recently started to work on it again. The website had around 150 articles which I deleted a long time ago. While none of ...
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Lost SEO after domain change. Can it be duplicate content?

So, I have a niche blog started in June 2017. After the first year (with around one day before the expiration date), I have changed the domain, because the old one wasn't related to the niche. But, I ...
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How can I rewrite an old URL using variables to a static html page?

I am trying to redirect old URLS to the new URLS, the old site used variables in the URL but the new site uses SEO friendly URLs. When I try to redirect the old URL, it is not redirecting correctly ...
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Is it good idea to redirect (301) domain+links without “Address Change” in Google Webmaster?

Lets say, I want to move most of my site content from example.com to a1.com, but also want to put i.e. 20 pages to a2.com. Mainly I care about page-rank to be transited well. what are best way to do ...
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nginx http to https redirect - just isn't working

I am running my own webserver with nginx on ubuntu 17.10. I have opened ports 80 and 443. Trying to get the HTTP to HTTPS redirect working, but everthing i seem to have tried fails. i am still ...
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is it recommended to change all old 302 redirections to 301?

I have a client which has 302 redirected all the http pages to https pages 4 years ago. Now is it recommended to change all the 302 redirections to 301 or should I keep them the same? Also they have ...
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How to remove a prefix from the old filenames and redirect to the new filename?

I have a bunch of old files prefixed with old- (e.g. old-abcde.php). I need an htaccess rule to set up a 301 redirect so that any request for a file starting with old- goes to its corresponding new ...
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Backend method to changing base wordpress domain to prevent redirect

My friend has come to me today to tell me he wants his wordpress site moved from example.com to example2.com. I have full access to the same server managing both those URLs, I copied the entire file ...
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Swapping canonical urls [duplicate]

Let's say I have previously registered a domain blab.la and have already submitted it to google search console, it is indexed and available in search results. Now, I have purchased another domain ...
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Is it ok to put canonical tags on 301 redirected pages?

I redirected my e-commerce website from Http to Https. Now I want to implement canonical tags for similar products to avoid duplicate issue. In my product pages the permalink is the HTTP version but ...
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Redirect https://example.com naked to https://www.example.com

I am redirecting all http:// request to https:// using apache2 virtual host file: <VirtualHost *:80> ServerName example.com ServerAlias www.example.com Redirect / https://www....
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A website has more than 5000 404 Errors, is this a problem? [duplicate]

I have a website of one of my clients that allows the user to delete pages by themselves with a form. When a page is deleted the website generates a 404 Error. The deleted pages total about 5000, and ...
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I cannot do https redirection on my website on .htaccess

Am having a local classified website. I bought SSL for the domain but cannot put https redirect on htaccess since my developer wrote somerule on htaccess to get url for SEO. Can some help for the same....
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Does too many 301 redirects harm SERP rankings

In last 15 months, our website have undergone 3 major structural changes. Due to which we had to create thousands of 301 redirects. We used to retain number 1 slot in Google SERP, but in past 14 ...
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Bluehost - Forward Subdomain with masking

I forwarded a Bluehost subdomain to my home server's IP address. When I enter the subdomain in my browser's address bar, it redirects fine, but it shows the numerical IP address and not the subdomain ...
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301 redirect with masking on GoDaddy

We are using GoDaddy platform to put meta tags. We have 200 domains name some for the brand; some are related to our product. We want to redirect (301) all of 200 domain names to our main one with ...
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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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Canonical Tags and, 301 and Legacy/Old format URLs indexed

I have posted another question too which is related, but separate. Removing old format URLS This question is slightly confusing because I changed the domain. Previously, we were running the site at ...
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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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How to preserve Search Engine Rank after domain change with 301 Redirect?

Before you mark this question a duplicate, read the question properly. I have had a domain http://muzic.asia and because of low quality TLD it's SEO rankings were less (For some keywords it ranked ...
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Google Consider HTTPs over HTTP - How to redirect https to http without losing traffic

I have not installed SSL nor enable on my website, however the hosting companies did it. Now Google started crawling https pages over http. I have uninstall the ssl form Hosting Cpanel today. ...
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Google search console doesn't allow me to move to a new domain that has a path

Gwt notify me that I can moved my old domain (www.olddomain.com) to my new domain only if there's no path on my new domain. But in this case, I have to move my old domain (www.olddomain.com) to (www....
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Can Google's “Change of address” drop my forwarded domain from the Google Canada search results and restore my rankings?

At the end of October 2016 I switched our hosting to managed WordPress from Linux hosting, which was under hosted under example.ca, but had example.com as primary domain. There was never any content ...
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SEO and unique IDs in URLs

I have a web site at: http://example.com when a new user first hits the web site I am creating a unique ID of 5 characters for them (for example abcde) and redirecting them to http://example.com/...
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Redirect everything from old domain to new domain

I need to (permanent) redirect all of the following: www.example.com www.example.com/folder sub.example.com sub.example.com/folder Basically, all URLs that are reachable without being intended to: ...
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How to make better RESTful links SEO on static content website with Apache and PHP Router

I have a pretty old website (running on Apache) that serves around 50 static HTML pages. And so I want to change it and add PHP Router to help me serve content in a RESTful way. Now I have tried ...
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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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Redirecting a PHP page that should normally only have a Query String

I have a page that is the "template" to hold item information, for example: https://example.org/item/ Normally though, a user will only ever get to this page with a query string attached https://...