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301 is the HTTP status code for a permanent redirect.

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301 redirect to HTTPS with back links to prevent ranking problems when moving from HTTP

Would like to ensure my sites rankings are not affected by doing the wrong type of redirect so I have a site that has been on non HTTPS since it was purchased many years ago. Now I'm looking to change ...
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Google reports soft 404 errors and doesn't remove several of my website URLs from the index after I 301 redirect them

I want to remove multiple URL in my website (developed in ASP MVC). All these URL have the format www.example.com/planning/xxx I have already changed the code to make these URLs 301 redirect. I ...
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When redirecting HTTP to HTTPS, which URLs should be in the sitemaps?

Recently I've installed SSL certificate on my website and added a 301 redirection on my website for all links. Previously my sitemap included HTTP links and almost my 5000+ pages are now indexed on ...
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Built a site on a domain that was previously 301 redirected, Google won't crawl it now

I registered a domain and built a site on it. I didn't realize that the domain had a previous owner who 301 redirected the entire domain to another domain of his. I have this domain listed in my ...
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What can cause RewriteRule to work only for certain pages?

Are there any external factors (that is, not in the .htaccess file) that can cause the RewriteRule not to work for specific URLs (of existing pages)? I have the following code in the .htaccess file (...
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Redirect 3rd level domain to 2nd level — Will Analytics count traffic twice?

I am redirecting mycompany.com/product to promo.mycompany.com/product My question is: Will Google Analytics count traffic twice under /product ?? I am doing this because I create landing pages ...
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Redirects of only some pages from parent company site to new website

We have have recently split from our parent company and are now an independent company with a brand new website. The parent company has a very authorative site and (being new) we have none. We are ...
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Should I redirect login / admin pages to the home page?

I'm on a security kick right now and my current project is a server with a Wordpress site (that used to be a Joomla site). I sometimes get 50 requests a day to /wp-login.php (the Wordpress default ...
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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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How to properly redirect SEO from an old domain to a new one - should I display a message first?

I have a domain, lets say example.com. I am rebranding the website and moving to example2.com. The example.com domain is well positioned in Google. How do I keep this Google position, or how do I harm ...
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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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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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Buyer wants to rent my domain - risk of 301 redirects and other issues?

I have a domain that has some value. It used to be a big site with a lot of backlinks and SEO ranking history. I tried selling the domain, but a buyer doesn't want to pay the asking price. He instead ...
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During a website redesign, how will removing unused pages/URLs affect SEO ranking?

I have been designing a new company website on Wordpress. Its design and content is all entirely different from the old site. The old site was quite confusing, organizationally speaking, with lots of ...
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301 redirect for new domain whilst maintaining page paths for WordPress site

My client has a WordPress site which is hosted on a CPanel Linux server. Their old URL is https://old-example.co.uk. Their new URL is https://new-example.co.uk. Both URLs are pointing to the same ...
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Correct way to restyling a wordpress site [closed]

I have a wordpress site that needs a complete restyling (both theme and urls). I'm thinking about do the following steps: 1) Delete the current DB and WP installation on the domain 2) Install clean ...
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Which redirect directive with Apache chooose to use among duplicates?

We are using Apache server with a .config file to do permanent 301 redirects. The web site is mostly maintained and content is provided by the client. This particular web site changes very often, and ...
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Full domain .htaccess 301 keeping same paths, but also redirect some URLs to different paths

I believe the following code will redirect my old domain to my new domain keeping the same URL paths. RewriteEngine on RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} !^www\.newdomain\.co.uk RewriteRule (.*) https://www....
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Redirect my old WordPress to a new website outside of WordPress?

I had an old WordPress website (example.fr, paid domain) and a friend made me a better website hosted outside of WordPress (has nothing to do with WordPress) and I would just like to redirect all my ...
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Should I be returning a 301 or 403 to a bad referrer in my .htaccess?

Getting several amounts of bad requests from a particular URL such as site.foo and I would like to redirect all these requests to a dedicated page. The .htaccess code I've researched and implementing ...
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HTTP website returns 403.4 even when using Plesk Permanent SEO-safe 301 redirect from HTTP to HTTPS

My domain has a valid and activated "Let's Encrypt!" certificate, and going to https://example.com works as it should and shows as being secure in the browser. Through Plesk Onyx 17.5.3 I have ...
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How to 301 redirect back to a pretty link without creating an infinite loop in .htaccess

I am doing a rewrite from .htaccess file to redirect pretty links to original URLs: RewriteRule ^users/?$ /?status=users [NC,L,QSA] which redirects my SEO/pretty link: example.com/users to the ...
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When can I remove 301 error?

I recently change a domain name of one of my site. This is how I did it. Buy new hosting with new domain name. Move that content and database to new hosting Do 301 redirection to new domain My old ...
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404 Google crawl error redirect 301 is it correct or not?

I got lot of 404 not found link in google crawl error am tried to fixed that 404 issue like below code in .htaccess, redirect 301 /448673-002-New-HP-WWAN-module-HP-07FW.html http://www.example.com I ...
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My site doesn't have a SSL certificate, but Google is indexing the HTTPS version [duplicate]

Redirecting to HTTPS causes an error, Google should be indexing the HTTP version. How can I enforce that? I have no forms or logins on my website, I have no SSL certificate. For example: Searching ...
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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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Do you get referrer data from HTTPS > HTTP > 301 Redirect > HTTPS site?

Referrer data is lost when a HTTPS site links to a HTTP site. If you implement a 301 rediect from your HTTP site to your HTTPS site do you get referrer data? Referring Site | Your Site ...
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HTTP to HTTPS: Wait for new sitemap to be indexed?

Running HTTP and HTTPS versions of the site side-by-side. HTTP is canonical right now. Goal is to change that to HTTPS. Created a new site in Search Console and submitted a new sitemap 4 days ago. ...
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Effects of incorrect 301 redirects

I am trying to determine the short-term and long-term effects of bad 301 redirects. We launched a new website, and gave our developer a list of 301 redirects. The developer said they implemented the ...
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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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How do you redirect a reputable domain name to a spelling variation without losing SEO value? [duplicate]

We have a reputable news domain which is about 17 years old. We want to redirect this domain from example-all.tld to exampleall.tld. We will implement a 301 permanent redirect for all URLs. Now ...
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How do I redirect a URL with a question mark? [closed]

The ? is not part of a query but used as if it were an actual question. Here's an example: /how-did-penicillin-change-the-world?.html What's the best way to redirect that URL to something like /news....
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Using 301 redirects to change domain and maintain SEO

I’m setting up a Wordpress website with a new domain name to replace my client’s current website. I’d like to redirect the old domain to the new domain in a way that will maintain the search engine ...
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Should redirecting URLs be included or excluded from the XML sitemap? [duplicate]

Currently, we're working on optimizing a website for search engines. Would you advise adding to the XML sitemap the URLs of the pages that are being redirected, or the redirect target URLs? In my ...
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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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Website redirects to httpss (not https) in Safari and IE but not Chrome

I have made a redirect rule in my .htaccess file for https://pg-flowsolutions.com that specifies that if someone enters an invalid path (for instance https://pg-flowsolutions.com/blablabla) the ...
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How to redirect any URL to lowercase URL?

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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Googlebot robots.txt access error on HTTPS when redirected from HTTP

This might be a stupid question, but I never came across this issue before and were not able to find any definite answers to this on the web: Our client migrated to HTTPS a few months ago, using ...
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how to deal with URLs containing underscores

I know that hyphnes are preferred to underscores, and I could do a 301 redirect. But some say it's not worth the chaos to change them and I pretty much agree. https://moz.com/community/q/hyphens-vs-...
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How do I implement 301 redirects from a parameter to prevent Google from continuing to index that content? [closed]

I need to implement 301 redirection for example.com/?id=113742 example.com/?id=154242 example.com/?id=XXXXXX All those sites to example.com. I need it in htaccess. I`m using wordpress How do I do ...
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Wrong URL Requested But I know what they meant - 404 vs canonical vs 301 redirect

I'm using mod_rewrite to process variables in the URL. For many of my URLs the final portion of the string doesn't matter because I'm not using it. For instance: /review/company-25/jb-hunt I'm only ...
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HTTPS indexing after migration

I moved my website from HTTP to HTTPS version month ago, and I made all necessary changes, I made 301 redirect so all old links redirect to the HTTPS version, and I added the new version to webmaster ...
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Simple .htaccess language question (redirection)

I do not know the language of .htaccess, thus the newbie question. I have this code: RewriteEngine On RewriteCond %{QUERY_STRING} ^m=1$ RewriteRule (.*) /$1? [R=301,L] It redirects any urls that ...
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Google indexed my escaped_fragment pages

My site is a single page web-app. I am following the suggestions based on making AJAX applications crawl-able. My URL looks like this: http://domain.com/#!pages/contactUs My understanding is: ...
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Is there an SEO reason why I shouldn't redirect the root domain to a subdomain?

Is there any downside to redirecting the root domain and the www subdomain to a subdomain of my choice? For example, redirecting smith.com and www.smith.com to john.smith.com. I was talking to ...
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Prevent Google from indexing and caching pages with query strings

I have a WordPress site is running on my domain. There are some pages that are indexed and cached by Google with query string like this: example.com/category/xxx/?post_type=product. I want Google to ...
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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 good SEO to 302 redirect from root URL to language and region subdirectory for the user, then tell Google about altenate sites in the sitemap?

We use subdirectories on a global top level domain for a multi-regional site: When a user from Iran enters www.exmple.com it 302 redirects to www.example.com/fa-IR. When user enter from the US enters ...
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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 ...