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301 is the HTTP status code for a permanent redirect.

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How do I do a catch-all .htaccess redirect?

A site has moved from example.net to example.com/ie/en/. (In other words, it’s moved from being its own domain to being a subfolder in a larger site.) However, the page structure has also changed. I ...
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Nginx 301 redirects folders appending a slash

Nginx is currently doing the following: example.com/folder 301 redirect to: example.com/folder/ How can I prevent it from doing this? Thanks. Edit: Added Nginx configuration server { ...
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301 Redirect to another website

I have a website that ranks highly on Google for a particular page. For example: http://www.domain.com/products/product-name We have built a new website at its own domain, for example: http://www....
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Implemented wrong 301 redirect and now traffic is decreasing

Last week we migrated our legacy site to a new site created via WordPress. I implemented all 301 redirects, but a lot of them were done improperly by my developer. As such, a lot of pages were ...
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Does Google respect a redirect header for robots.txt to a different file name?

With respect to robots.txt requests, Google states "Redirects will generally be followed until a valid result can be found". Does this mean that, if I create a 301 redirect for http://www.example.com/...
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Can I use meta refresh instead of 301 redirect?

I have submitted my site with ugly URLs to Google, and now they are appearing as mysite.com/show.php?id=42. Now, I know that I can 301-redirect it to mysite.com/article/42. However, my site uses the ...
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301 for many domains

We have a main website for a big company, let's say www.tartempion.com. We bought about 60 domain names (let's say www.tartempion.org, www.tartempion.se but also www.strangename.net), mainly to ...
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Consolidate search results from site that gets accessed from multiple domains

I have a site hosted on Windows Azure, and I have a domain pointing to the site, so I can access the site using both mysite.cloudapp.net as well as mysite.com. Now for some reason Google indexed ...
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https:// search results appearing on Google for purely http:// site

I started weeding through my site's search results from Google today, using a site: search, to determine if there are any links that cause 404s and thus need redirecting. To my amazement I noticed ...
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301 redirect for a page with a space in it

I have some pages from a client's old template-based site which have spaces in them. For example, one of the pages looks like this: example.com/page.php?domain_name=example.com&viewpage=Gallery %...
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Moving URL - telling Bing Webmaster Tools

We're moving a site, we've set up 301's from the old pages to the new ones and told Google about the move, but I couldn't find any were to tell Bing. Is there a feature to do this in Bing Webmaster ...
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Remove SSL from Google Search results

I am working on a WordPress site that serves up HTTP pages statically. The problem is that some of the pages are shown as HTTPS in Google Search results. For instance, if the search term "Example ...
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Finding websites that do a 301/302 redirect to a specific website

Is there a way to find out if a website is receiving redirects from other websites? Please note that I'm not asking about incoming links, but an actual redirect. I don't care how complicated the ...
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Is there a way to do a site-wide 301 redirect or rel=“canonical”

I've got a blog running on a sub domain mirrored using this method on to a sub directory, so that the links come to my main domain not the sub domain.. Obviously this creates duplicate content. What ...
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Redirecting a .co domain to a .co.uk with masking

This is my first post here, so be gentle... A friend wanted a website and paid for one to be set up. For reasons unknown to me he ended up with hissite.co rather than hissite.co.uk, which is what ...
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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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WP Apache .htaccess redirect .com traffic to .co.uk Issue

I have a website I am looking to redirect .com traffic to .co.uk. For the moment, when I navigate to https://example.com, it redirects to https://www.example.co.uk and displays as such in the address ...
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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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How to Redirect Pages with Query String?

I want to Redirect as seen below: https://example.com/p1/p2?sort=p.model&order=ASC&page=2 to https://example.com/p3/p4?sort=p.model&order=ASC&page=2 Also, I have this code in my ....
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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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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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Redirect 301 for Apache Sub directory and query string combination

I am getting 404 errors in Google Search Console for URLs like the following: http://www.example.com/newsite12121212121212/eg/st_tour/perma/ http://www.example.com/newsite12121212121212/eg/...
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How do I do a 301 redirect of specific pages with a catchall for any pages not specified?

We are changing domains and need to redirect old pages to new, and then create a catch-all to redirect any that we missed. This needs to be done as a 301 redirect using .htaccess. For example: ...
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seo 301 vs domain redirect

I have a website with a navigation in different languages (language can be switched) and content that was submitted by users in almost any language. And I'll register many many domainendings for my ...
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Domain redirection with virtualhost on cpanel environment

With reference of answer by @TomBrossman here I need to redirect all domain versions to my default domain i.e. https://example.com/. By all domain versions I mean http://www, http:// and https://www. ...
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301 redirecting blog links that don't start with `/blog` to the new blog location

I had a WordPress site that I moved folders - http://example.com to http://example.com/blog. The problem now is that many sites still link to my old blog links to /blog-post so when users click on ...
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Migration from HTTP to HTTPS and changing URL structure at the same time

There are several reports of migration to HTTPS (using 301 redirects and HSTS) without an impact to rankings (no fluctations). Since that seems like changing URL structure I'm thinking to migrate ...
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Why would a redirected site accrue sessions in Google Analytics?

A site I have is set up to redirect (301) to another site. But strangely the redirected site is accruing sessions in Google Analytics. The session numbers for each site (the redirected one and the one ...
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Moving a secondary site form a www.example.com/subdirectory to another www domain

I have added all my websites on Webmaster Tools (Google Search Console), but I have a question about moving a different site from a subdirectory to another www domain. I added on Webmaster Tools and ...
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Trouble with 301 redirect of old naked domain to new domain

Using .htaccess I am trying to setup a simple 301 redirect which redirects both exampleA.com and www.exampleA.com (the old domain) to exampleB.com (the new domain). However, accessing www.exampleA.com ...
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Redirect percent encoded URL in .htaccess

Suppose I have the following URL: http://example.com/%D8%B3%DB%8C%D8%B3%D8%AA%D9%85-rss-%D8%B3%D8%A7%DB%8C%D8%AA-%D8%A8%D9%87%DB%8C%D9%86%D9%87-%D8%B4%D8%AF/ How can I redirect this to http://www....
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Putting HTTPS links in my sitemap confuses Google?

In Google Webmaster Tools, "https" is one of my top content words. Clicking on the keyword, I see this is because "https" appears 160 times in my sitemap (but no where else on my site). My sitemap ...
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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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301 redirect the home pages but keep sitemap pages same

I have manually redirected my entire site. The only page that's left is the homepage. How do I redirect my homepage to the new site (http://example.com) but keep my sitemaps on the old domain (www....
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When to tell Google Webmaster Tools that domain has moved

I have moved a site to a different domain name and did a complete overhaul. Link structure has changed because the old one was very bad. That being said, I am doing 301's manually on about 1800 pages. ...
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Avoid 301 redirect in cdn.domain.mx

I have a domain with a .htaccess redirection problem. The active CDN the URL should be: cdn.domain.mx/images/test.png but redirects: cdn.domain.mx/images/something.png -> www.domain.mx/images/...
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301 Redirect vs. Domain Fowarding GoDaddy

I have a domain that is registered (but not hosted with GoDaddy). Previously, it used GoDaddy's domain forwarding to forward the domain to a google sites domain, but I would now like to use a 301 ...
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SEO impact of 301 permanent redirecting a domain to a sub-directory of another domain?

I had my own experience of 301 permanently redirecting a domain to another (every page mapped) and Google properly worked everything out and it never had any problem SEO-wise. However, what if I'm ...
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Parked Domains instead of 301

I have a number of domains that were 301 redirects to certain area's or the domain (example pizzaparis.com would redirect to the paris page on the site) and for some reason or another lost their ...
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301 redirect from HTTP to HTTPS - how to be sure Google is fetching the correct information?

I'm hoping somebody might be able to provide a bit of advice on an issue I am having. I have one site where we implemented a 301 redirect on the homepage from HTTP to HTTPS. We have links on the ...
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How to 301 redirect an ASP website on Windows GoDaddy server to new domain page by page

Firstly, I have only ever worked on Apache servers, never used a GoDaddy server or used ASP. Wow, I'm really in the dark. When a friend's webmaster died, he asked me to build a new site for him ...
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301 Redirects in a WordPress site: What will Google Analytics report?

Scenario: user goes to Google and performs a search - one of my old pages shows in the results (a page I have just created a 301 quick redirect for using an app within WordPress) - they click on my ...
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Does Google penalize for too many redirects from different domains?

This is a follow up question to Archiving web content annually. One site or sites by year? We are completing the import of tens of thousands scientific abstracts into a single site. The most recent ...
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Will a domain(Y) redirected to a maindomain.com/product/ be indexed by SE?

We have several domains with the names of products we sell. The idea is to create mini sites in the future that specialize just in those products, mainly for better placement on SE results pages. As ...
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When redirecting to similar pages (consolidating), what should I tell search engines, if anything?

We deleted a large number of detail pages from a site (deleted pages from here on) and used 301 redirects to send visitors to the most relevant page (target pages from here on). From there, the ...
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Need advice on 301 redirect from hyphenated domain to

I have been an online service since 2005 and have gained some good ranking on Google and other search engines. My domain name is for example is: www.smart-service.co.uk. I have recently got hold of ...
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Rankings dropping after small URL-change WITH 301-redirect

Two weeks ago, we attempted to make the URLs of ca. 12 pages more search-engine friendly. We changed three things. 1. Make URLs more SEF from: /แอร์-ราคา/brandname.html (meaning: /aircon-price/...
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What is the best way to deal with 404s that are all trying to point to the same page that are from an external site?

I started getting 404s showing up in my Google Webmaster's Tools from a site linking to a specific category but with odd characters at the end of the URL. So Something like this: http://example.com/...
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use subdomain on different host

I want to accomplish something that I thought was simple. My wish is as follows: I have a domainname with hosting, a WordPress multisite (with subfolder setup) installed and running: gangleri.nl. I ...
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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 ...