Questions tagged [301-redirect]

301 is the HTTP status code for a permanent redirect.

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What to do to recover after deploying a new shopping cart / site and Google smacks you?

I recently deployed a reworked online store that was previously built with a system that suddenly went out of business. It was a rush and I ended up with new URLs for all products with even some ...
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Having many redirected affiliate link with 301 Redirection

We have many affiliate link like below. example.com/123.html example.com/456.html example.com/789.html example.com/555.html example.com/666.html ....more than 1000 URLs All these links are 301 ...
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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 ...
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I want search-engines to prefer newer version of my webpage (301-Redirect and Canonical ignored)

I've a very curious problem with the index-status of my webpage. It's a little difficult to explain. I launched my webpage in summer 2008 with around 8K sub-pages. Until 2012 all of the 8K pages ...
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Issue with 301 redirect to Index page only

I have a bunch of 301 redirects in my .htaccess for old pages, which work great. But a problem that's been plaguing me for years is that there's a lot of links out there to my old index page (index....
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Can too many 301 redirects cause a DNS error?

For a site http://imageocd.com that I just set up I initially spelled the category "automobiles" as "autimobiles"... I know it's rediculous. I then set up over 10,000 pages behind that category e.g. ...
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301 vs 302 redirect for ?url=URL

I have the following URL for affiliates: http://www.mydomain.com/affiliates/partners/partnerName.do?url=http://www.mydomain.com/product/3 The value of url will change all the time. For this, I have ...
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Proper way to move Google Analytics code from one site to another one

Currently, I use Google Analytics for www.example.com. example.com is also added to GA and shows "Tracking not installed". Recently I added rewrite rule (301 redirect) to redirect all requests from ...
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From an SEO perspective, can canonicals be used for typo domain aliases instead of redirects?

I'm setting up a new website with a few domain aliases with variations (singular and plural) of the primary domain. The point is to take the user to the right website even if he types the address ...
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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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Display landing page as homepage - maintain rankings

My client has a very well designed homepage, the SEO is as good as it can gets and he ranks fairly well in the serps, getting good traffic to his site. THE PROBLEM Even though he gets a (very) good ...
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Want to redirect a domain to a new domain using 301 or 302?

Firstly, I want to redirect an old domain to a new domain, (old site to new site). The old site has good ranking on Google, now if I redirect the site, I want to retain this site on the Google ...
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Is it a good idea to register multiple domains pointing to a single website

We have a main domain or primary domain (say xyz.com) on which we have our website hosted. For the sake of business/trademark we would like to book other domain with the same name but different tlds (...
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Changing title <h1> of page, is it necessary to change URL?

I am planning to update content on an already performing page and expand the content on page. In order to accommodate the extra content, updating the title of the page is necessary and I think could ...
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How would Google react if I redirected currently ranking landing pages to the home page?

I have some tag pages on my website which contain specific keywords. They appear in the Google search results for those keywords. Those pages bring in a fair amount of traffic but the bounce rate is ...
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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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Should I 301 permanent redirect to my custom 404 page?

I'm trying to figure out the correct way to send visitors to a custom 404 page when they hit a page that doesn't exist. Is issuing a 301 redirect to the custom 404 page the recommended method?
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Why do sites redirect to the canonical URL if it can parse a page correctly given any slug? [closed]

Several sites that I have come across, including Stackoverflow, perform a 301 redirect when given an "incorrect" slug. For example: http://webmasters.stackexchange.com/questions/9/incorrect-slug ...
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301 redirect: Is this good or bad for 2 domains?

Since i couldn't find any appropriate answer to my specific question, I wanted to ask you. I've read alot of things about the 301-redirect for moving pages and so on. A customer of mine has booked a ...
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Redirecting different domains to your main site

My main domain is domain.com (for example), but i want to buy: domain-dragon.com domain-killer.com and on and on and redirect (301) to my main domain - domain.com, is this considered as a ...
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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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301 redirection from thousands pages to single

I have a tech blog (CCTLD) running from 9 years with thousands of pages (including tags and categories) and i no longer want to continue that blog. And want to get benefit of its SEO value. Now i ...
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htaccess with regex not working properly!

I can't seem to get the regex in my htaccess redirect working: RewriteRule [\./:_a-zA-Z0-9]*\/(web-browse(r|rs)-benchmarks)[a-zA-Z0-9-/\.:?=]*(|html) /web-browser-benchmarks-firefox-chrome/ [R=301,L] ...
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What is the difference between canonical and 301 redirects?

I am not able to differentiate between canonical and 301 Redirects. The canonical link and 301 redirects have been around for years, but they continuously generate the confusion and questions about ...
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301 redirect from new page to old to keep PageRank?

I need to change a URL of an interior page that has a Google PageRank of 4. It was recommended by a coworker that I create the new URL but have it redirect to the old one, thus allowing a buildup of ...
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Installing tumblr on a subdirectory

I'm trying to figure out how to get a tumblr blog to run under a subdirecory (not subdomain) and I'm kind of stuck. I was thinking of changing the cname of my domain to tumblr blog but that would ...
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What's the advantage in purchasing new hosting purely for 301 redirections

As a follow on from How do I adjust our "default" domain I am about to setup 301 redirections from a selection of TLD to our recently selected default domain. Currently ALL of our TLDs ...
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Canonical to page contain redirect 301 to the same page?

I have the below situation, and need your advice in redirect and Canonical meta: old site: www.example.net/news/example.html new site: abc.example.com/en/news/example.html The old site content ...
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When mass redirecting URLs from the old site, can I redirect everything to the home page of the new site for SEO?

I need to redirect thousands of URLs to my new site (its the same domain, but now is on Wordpress), I don't want to lose all the SEO from the old posts, but I don't know how to redirect each old link ...
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Do I need to redirect old style URLs for SEO when both work?

I have old URL structure pages indexed in Google that are ranked well against the keywords. Now I have cleaned the URL structures and the new URLs have more potential to get ranked higher. Both pages ...
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Switching to https during a major redesign

I am planning a major overhaul of a well established domain (60 Moz DA). Aside from a platform change, content reduction/consolidation and branding update, the structure of the site will be ...
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Moved Permanently based on the language value saved in user's cookie

I have two languages for my website. So, by default, English should be loaded as my default language. Hence, there is no page at the root of example.com, if the user visits example.com, he/she would ...
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How to tell Google Webmaster that I combine 2 website?

I have an online store that is already around for 5 years – let's say the web address is oldsite.com. It has about 1,000-2,000 visitor/day, about 18,000 indexed page. But oldsite.com is using a very ...
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Trailing slash on Root folder - Is it possible to remove it without 301?

I have noticed something very strange on the site I'm working on. We currently only show http://www.example.com. The URL http://www.example.com/ (slash at the end) gets 301'd to http://www.example.com....
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Does a filename's location (relative to the root) effect it's SEO?

I apologize if this answer is already somewhere else, I've searched for a while and come up empty. My company has hired a 3rd party SEO company to help with our rankings. Most of the suggestions ...
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Website doesn't default to HTTPS

I'm kinda new to this so bear with me. I just finished setting up SSL on my website. The problem is that if the user types www.mydomain.com into their browser, it doesn't connect securely with HTTPS. ...
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SEO: Redirecting an incoming link to a discontinued product to a very similar product

We run an e-commerce site where products sometimes get discontinued. There are some links from other websites that points to one of our products (A) that doesn't exist anymore, but we have a very ...
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Recommendations for redirecting a large website to a new website?

I have a clients website terminating shortly in 2 weeks and being replaced by a new website (new domain) that has already been live for a couple of months. The plan for the 301 redirects was intended ...
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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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What other choices do we have other than the 301 redirect and CNAME on DNS?

I have a main site http://qweop.com, and I would like to add an alias to it called http://qwepo.com. Now if I use a CNAME (currently this is what I'm using) on qwepo which maps www to qweop.com, then ...
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Setting up a redirect from 'www.example.com' to 'www.mysite.com/blog'

hopefully someone can give me a roadmap to get this done. I run a self-hosted Wordpress blog at http://www.example.com which has numerous posts/links such as http://www.example.com/videos/this-is-...
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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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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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Can I 301 redirect multiples URLs to one page without risking a search engine penalty such as duplicate content?

I have multiples url's directing to a single page, ex: www.example.com.br/phone-calls-right-now www.example.com.br/phone-calls-for-yesterday www.example.com.br/phone-calls-cheaper www.example.com.br/...
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How to tell google that domain no longer exists but still make redirects from that domain

I have two domains: example.com and dev.example.net. example.com is the active one and dev.example.net should be invisible to Google. dev.example.net has 301 redirects to example.com and it has its ...
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After redirecting site to HTTPS Google Search Console index status dropping for HTTP but staying at 0 for HTTPS

I moved my HTTP site to HTTPS last month. Earlier I had a search console property for http://www.example.com. Now I created a new property for https://www.example.com (also created property for http:/...
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Is the redirect problem a server aliasing problem or a .htaccess problem

This past weekend, I ran into a redirect problem I have never seen before. BACKGROUND: the site is a static site that was created by the site owner in a small, remote town. She figured out HTML and ...
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How can I 301 redirect back to a url that was previously 301 directed away from?

The domain example.com had a 301 redirect set to go example.co.uk Now the decision has been made to use example.com as the main domain, so a 301 redirect is required from example.co.uk. But because ...
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301 Redirects to one single page

I have an old blog that have been migrated, however, not all articles have been migrated to the new site. For those urls that does not have its corresponding content on the new blog, I have simply ...
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Do 301 redirections carry Google penalty?

I have run a domain for 9 years, which had PR5 two years back with DA 49 (which I remember). Now I have run another domain for 4 years in similar keywords but from a different location (as you can see ...

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