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301 is the HTTP status code for a permanent redirect.

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HTTP/HTTPS duplicate content 301 vs canonical

I thought I would ask a question as the amount of different sources that say this is right or that isn't right is unbelievable. Let me tell you my situation, at the moment, my boss wanted me to add ...
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301 or 302 redirect for mobile/non-mobile pages

I'm setting up redirection for mobile/non-mobile pages. User agent is detected and redirected appropriately, but the ?mobile=1 or ?mobile=0 flag can be used to force a switch. When that flag is used,...
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302 or 301 redirect in case where redirect lasts 1-2 months

I have a case where I have a newly built "author site" (promotes the author in general as a speaker and author) which needs to temporarily redirect traffic from the author's "book site" (focuses on ...
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Is there a point to redirecting our collection of purchased domains?

We have 200+ domain names that we have purchased to prevent them from being poached and misused. These additional domains are not indexed, crawled or linked to. Is there a point to actually setting ...
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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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How to redirect from https://hi@example.com/x, to just https://example.com/x (htaccess)?

I have a weird problem where for some reason search engines see that I have duplicate URLs, like https://hi@example.com/x and https://example.com/x I'd like the first (i.e. with hi@) to 301 redirect ...
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Is it OK to merge pages and make other changes while the site is undergoing AdSense review?

My website is currently under stage-2 AdSense review. I have identified some key user experience issues which I can easily fix, however I'm worried that it will affect the review process. Can I ...
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Add all 301 redirected sites to Google Webmaster Tools?

I have one canonical web site, http://example.com. I also got the .net and .org, domains, so I have 301 redirected all the following to my canonical web site: http://www.example.com http://example....
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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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Using .htaccess to set a cookie and 301 redirect

I currently have in my .htaccess: RewriteRule ^$ http://chfmaine.com/ [CO=moved:yes:chfmaine.com:1/,R=301,NE,NC,L] I was basing this off of this post. That's a lot more than I need but the setting ...
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Is permanent redirect of subdomain a bad idea for SEO?

I have a client that wants different subdomains as 'marketing URLs' that point (301 redirect) at directories, so: shop.mysite.com -> mysite.com/shop artist1.mysite.com -> mysite.com/artist1 ...
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Domain Masking / Cloaking?

I don't know what the correct term is for this but I'd like to redirect exampleA.com to exampleB.com without changing the URL in their address bar at all. So for example: User visits: exampleA.com ...
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Moving to a new domain - what to do to minimize visitor loss

I want to move my website to a new domain. Would be nice if you can share some experience or suggestion to minimize loss of visitors. In google webmaster tools there is an option which allows to move ...
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Multiple 301 redirects, do search engines / user-agents see them all?

I've put in place a lot of different 301 redirects to deal with numerous URL changes. And for certain URLs there are 3-4 different 301 redirects landing the visitors to the new URL. I heard that 301 ...
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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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Will SERP penalties follow a 301 redirect?

My question is if a domain has some sort of SERP penalty and then that domains then uses a site wide 301 redirect to another domain will that domain take on the SERP penalties? Example: Site1.com (...
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SEO - Canonical Tags and, 301 and Product Variations

My website has undergone many changes over the past 10 years, as I guess most have, rankings have dropped and over the past few months I have been working on the site and CMS a lot to improve it, but ...
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Canonicalization for www/non-www URLs and IP/domain on a Windows server

I have checked my website using this SEO tool and the results report 2 issues: Test your site for potential URL canonicalization issues. Canonicalization describes how a site can use slightly ...
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What Google will do while switching from 301/404 to 200?

Imagine a pagination script with 20 total pages: articles.php?page=18 What should I do when some third party web site links to a non-existent page? articles.php?page=21 (page 21 is out of ...
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301 redirect to 404 page?

Currently i'm migrating www. prefix from my urls and use htaccess to do the job. Since we have new software and cleaned database some of the old urls doesnt exists anymore. Therefore some requests ...
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Redirect subdomain (weblog) to new domain without access to .htaccess

I have a blog that has PR 1 on a subdomain aaaa.domain.com of a blog server domain.com. Now I want to buy a domain newdomain.com and I want to tell google webmaster to redirect the old subdomain to ...
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Redirect domain name to a specific page

I have theses domain names installed: Main domain name: www.example.com Others domains: www.example.org www.example.fr www.animals.example I first made a rule on my .htaccess to redirect all ...
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What is the most SEO friendly way to redirect the main domain to different subdirectories?

I have a multilingual website (English / Hungarian). I need to redirect my domain (mysite.hu) to subdirectories (/hu, /en), based on chosen user language preference (the default is Hungarian). For ...
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Transferring .com to geo targeted TLD worth it?

I have a .com domain with a solid reputation and link profile. However, I am only targeting users in one specific country. Would a 301 redirect from my current .com domain to a new country specific ...
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htaccess redirect a page from root domain to subdomain same name page

on my Wordpress site, I need to http://example.com/page1/ redirect to http://site.example.com/page1/ I have tried this: <IfModule mod_rewrite.c> RewriteEngine On RewriteBase / RewriteCond ...
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.htaccess 301 redirect dynamic URL with regex?

How to do this with regular expression? Old -> New http://www.example.com/cat1/cat2/cat3/tool-model-10 -> http://www.example.com/tool/tool-model-10 http://www.example.com/cat1/cat2/cat4/tool-...
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GoDaddy URL redirect won't work with affixed www

I have a mydomain.com that I recently redirected to my-new-domain.com using the forward option 301 in GoDaddy. It is working fine when I typed in mydomain.com, but when I typed it with the affixed ...
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RewriteBase has to change when using UserDir

I have setup our Apache server to use UserDir. This mean our URLs are: http://dev.server.com/~username/drupal/html/ Before our URLS were: http://dev.server.com/drupal/html/ In the 2nd case I ...
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Redesigning an old site, structure change etc

I have an old site built in 2006, it has around 200 pages and 500 pictures. Every single page is of course indexed as well as images. It is very well ranked for targeted keywords and I receive good ...
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Redirect from the main page on multilanguage site

I've decided to start developing multilingual web site. Now I'm thinking about the structure. The idea is to use a simple algorithm to find out what language is most interesting to the visitor when he ...
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.htaccess directory to subdomain

I have been trying to make a subdomain from a directory (made by .htaccess) to be used as the main page starting like http://domain.com/sub/2/3/4.html and turning into http://sub.domain.com/2/3/4.html....
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Keywords in domain name [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Could I buy a domain name to increase traffic to my site like this? Let's assume we have a generic website "MyWebsiteAboutGamesAndThings.com". We discover that a lot of ...
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Switching domain from HTTPS to HTTP

I recently launched a new site on an existing domain, using new hosting. The previous site utilized HTTPS, the new site does not (just HTTP). The problem I ran into is that Google currently has the ...
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I want to consolidate two sites into a third. Will my search engine rankings be penalized if I rewrite and redirect pages one by one?

I have two Drupal sites with different content-- let's call them Apple and Orange. I recently developed a much more sophisticated third Drupal site-- let's call it Tree. For a large number of ...
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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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Is www redirection (301) essential or not?

I am new to SEO, and I have a website like StackExchange. I found one thing remarkably about my site is that www redirection (301) is not active. Is it essential?
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Are 301 redirects necessary for SEO every time you change the name of a web page?

I noticed in Webmaster Tools that pages on my site that were renamed or deleted many years ago are still coming up listed as not found even though there have never been any links to these pages. So ...
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Will I preserve link equity if I use two redirects?

I'm switching a social media site over to a Drupal platform. I'm planning to implement permanent directs (301) from each old url to the new url. I'm using page titles in the url string on the new ...
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Different data for www and no-www in Google Webmasters Tools

My Webmasters Tools home page contains example.com and www.example.com in the sites section. There is a rewrite rule (301 redirect) on my server that redirects all requests from www.example.com to ...
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How bad is it for SEO to use at 302 redirection instead of 301 redirection for HTTPS?

Recently my client has configured HTTPS. I recommended that he implement 301 redirection to 200. His developer could not do that and it is still using 302 redirects. How bad it can affect a website ...
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If i use 301 redirects (to bounce the requests), will the other destination be aware of my Server IP?

(Just for the knowledge) I wonder, let's say one day, when my Site is suddenly having some attacks at the login page (e.g: /login.php). If i don't bother about my Login page anymore, and i want to ...
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How to do 301 redirect for complete URL?

I have a lot of URL, which can't be redirected, or, better, rewrited with mod_rewrite in .htaccess, so instead rewriting, I have created 301 redirects manually. It isn't too much records, about 40 ...
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Changing main domain, redirect backlinks too?

I have a website and would like to rebrand. I have owned the new domain for about 2 years now and I do have about 40 inbound links from my clients that currently link to the old site. When going live ...
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How can I find the number of users who visit my site via a redirect?

My domain foo.com redirects (via a permanent 301) to bar.com. I want to know how many visitors to bar.com come from having first visited foo.com. I'm using Woopra - originally, I thought the ...
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SEO disasters moving domain for a high traffic website?

We're looking at moving our website from http://www.wikijob.co.uk to http://www.wikijob.com/uk as we spread our wings internationally. Our .co.uk website has a PR6 and received around 1/2 million ...
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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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Weird 301 redirection by google crawler

I have some pages on my website www.acethem.com which are having 301 redirection but they are not actually 301 redirects. e.g. www.acethem.com/pastpapers/by-year/2007/ is seen as a 301 redirection to ...
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301 Redirect from www to non-www without using VHOST

I have my web application running on EC2 with Apache. I want to redirect www to non-www. On searching Google, I used this but it leads to redirect loop: <VirtualHost *:80> ServerName www....
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Remove multiple trailing slashes in a single 301 in .htaccess?

There is a similar question here, but the solution does not work in Apache for our site. I'm trying to remove multiple trailing slashes from URLs on our site. I found some .htaccess code that seems ...
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Multiple 301 redirect and massive loss of ranking

I just remade from scratch a website for a client, the client ask me to preserve their ranking by making 301 redirect from the original URL to the new URL. For example the following URL: plumber-...