Questions tagged [redirects]

A page, link or command that points URL requests to another URL in the world wide web. Redirects can be either server-side or client-side through the use of javascript.

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What exactly went wrong with craigslist's SEO? [closed]

You literally have to type the word "craigslist" to get craigslist show up on search results, No matter it's Google, Bing, Yahoo, Duckduckgo. If you search "job related keywords", &...
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Do sub-URLs redirected to root URL pass link juice from external links to those deep pages?

I have a domain that has external links to its sub-URLs like example.com/a or example.com/b Now I want to use this domain and redirect all those sub-URLs to root URLs (example.com) because my website ...
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How to track redirect traffic from old website link in new website without having UTM Tags

We have two websites 1: (www.a-example.com) = old site 2: (www.b-example.com) = new site We manage an old site and tracking performance through GA. The new site has created by some other agency and ...
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Wrong domain set as canonical by Google (301 redirect)

My situation: I have domain A that I use for my website, and want to use it as my main domain. Wordpress website is running on it and I have some pages indexed and visitors coming. I also have domain ...
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Redirecting naked domain to a social profile

What is the best practice for SEO? I'm thinking about moving my blog to blog.example.com and having example.com redirection to my Instagram account. Is it a good/bad idea? How can it affect my SEO ...
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Https- and www-redirects accepted by Google Pagespeed Insights

This question builds on this stackexchange-thread The question of mentioned thread was how to write a proper http-to-https and nonwww-to-www redirect, that Google Pagespeed Insights would approve of. ...
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Wordpress multisite non-www URL redirects to mainsite. www version of url is okay and comes to subsite homepage. Why?

So I just made a subsite today and everything was okay until I noticed: If I type the URL of the subsite without the www part, it redirects to the main site. Does anyone know why is that? Before I ...
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How can I redirect a new bare domain to its subdomain without hurting SEO? [closed]

I want to install my new site content on a subdomain like subdir.example.com instead of the root domain. This is a new domain and it has no previous content to redirect. The root URL will be empty and ...
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A modern global rewrite command for HTTPS websites without cname (www.) at all

I host a MediaWiki website on a shared server with Apache, MySQL and PHP. Up until today I used a CDN to deliver that website's content --- which required redirecting each webpage to a www. including ...
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Should I remove HTTP to HTTPS redirects to fix performance problems reported by Google Pagespeed Insights?

I have created a brand new website in which I publish various computing services I suggest to potential customers. As far as I know, no other website on the World Wide Web links to that website and ...
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Change of address tool couldn't fetch the page error

We migrated from https://example.org to https://example.com.It seems we have done all requirements mentioned here for using search console change of address tool but now it has passed 4 days from our ...
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get nginx proxy for https://hostname to work

I'm using nginx to proxy a site internal to our firewall. Right now the following urls work:     http://sitename (-> https://sitename.example.com)     http://sitename.example.com (-> https://...
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Major search engines redirect an HTTP link to a scammy pharmacy site

There is an HTTP website (not HTTPS) that works perfectly fine when the URL is directly typed into the address bar or when links are clicked from other websites/applications like Reddit, Facebook, and ...
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Mobile usability warnings in Search Console after redirecting to new domain and design

I've just implemented a 301 redirect from a old (bad) website to a new domain with a new design. 1 day after the redirect I'm getting mobile usability errors in google search console. Errors like text ...
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Htaccess redirect rule adds an unwanted variable

I'm trying to redirect logged-in users that land on a page to another page, but the redirect keeps adding the logged-in user's name to the path / URL. Say I'm logged in as Mario. The redirect ...
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Domain redirect and hreflang tags

I have a website (hypothetical) "cooking.com" targeted to english and french users in Canada. The french version has ip based redirection and translates everything in french right from the ...
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Effect of 301 redirecting many pages from one directory/folder to another (same domain)?

I'd like to see the effects of 301 redirecting a bunch of pages from one path to another on the same domain. Example: From: mysite.com/stuff/[product_id] To: mysite.com/products/[product_id] I would ...
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Redirecting old website with multiple pages to a one page website

I've created a website for a client, they said they didnt't care that SEO would be affected so I decided to create a completely new website with a different structure than their old website. They said ...
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Making WWW. work for subdomain with no hosting?

We have a domain, example.com for instance. In our DNS settings for this domain, we've created a forward for give.example.com subdomain to redirect to another website which works great. (It's ...
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Wildcard redirects for some paths but not others in Google Domains

The Goal: redirect www.example.com/product/* to www.example.com/product using Google Domains Background: I'm using github pages to host my site so I cannot add an .htaccess file like a more ...
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.htaccess directives fail to redirect www to non-www URLs

I'm trying to redirect https://www.example.com to https://example.com. I'm running Ubuntu server 2020 lts with Apache 2, PHP 7 and Let's Encrypt SSL. My file structure: logs/ private/ public/ └ ...
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Redirect URL ending in certain `variable=value` query string, to `URL?variable` (i.e., strip `=value`)

I'm trying to create a 301-rewrite for URLs ending with ?amp=1 to nearly the same URL and query string, just stripping the value (=1). Examples: https://example.com/?amp=1 should redirect to https://...
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Send a different image from my web host if it was already requested by an IP address?

I am hosting an image with my hosting provider host gator and people can request it with www.example.com/image.png When an IP address requests the image www.example.com/image.png the first time it ...
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Force HTTP to HTTPS except one page accessed via HTTP

I'm trying to redirect a website to HTTPS, but there is one URL that needs to be accessed via HTTP. Currently I just have this in .htaccess: Redirect 301 / https://www.example.com I need to have the ...
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Google Domains won't redirect `http` to `https` when Bluehost handles the DNS and website

I have a website hosted on bluehost, but using a domain from Google domains. I am trying to force it to always redirect http://example.io -> https://example.io from the google domains site. However,...
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HTTP to HTTPS redirect causes critical chained request in Google Page Speed Insights

My WordPress website is configured to use HTTPS. After running the site through Google Page Speed Insights, the report shows a section labeled Avoid chaining critical requests 1 chain found Expanding ...
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Do pages that have received no traffic in a long time still have any SEO authority?

Is there a rule of thumb for how to handle old content on websites? Should All pages that get removed have their URL 301 redirected to retain any SEO authority they may have. Or is it ok to assume ...
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Redirecting website from subfolder to root without affecting seo

I have a wordpress website (www.example.com) where the file are located in a sub folder of the public_html (public_html/x/wp folders). Since I'm getting some troubles with some plugins and caching ...
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Combine multiple 301 redirects

I need to combine multiple redirects via my .htaccess in Wordpress for future site migration and re-launch: Domain change Force HTTPS Force www URL structure changes (important to keep juice here) I'...
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Redirecting Old Domain to New Domain - Google SSL Warning

My client wanted his website republished under a new domain that was shorter. So we pointed the new domain to the website server and "forwarded" by 301 redirect from the old domain hosted on ...
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How to block access to all but homepage unless that access comes from the homepage?

Given a homepage at domain.com (e.g., https://example.com/), I want: outside requests to only be able to visit the homepage and no subpages that homepage to successfully redirect visitors to a ...
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How to prevent discovery of URLs by search engines?

I crawled my Wordpress site using the Screaming Frog program and noticed a few issues which might have SEO implications and was hoping someone could help identify the problem (if there is one). N.B: I ...
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Can I use Google Analytics on URL shortener redirects powered by PHP?

I have a short URL website like Bitly which currently redirect users with PHP from my site to a site of their choice. I want to add Google Analytics to the redirect pages but I am stuck on the problem ...
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redirecting from www url to non-www url in Google Firebase static hosting

I am using Google Firebase static hosting. When a user types and enters www.example.com, I want the address to change to example.com and show the user content of example.com. How can this be achieved? ...
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sub domain to different computers [closed]

I am hosting a personal website domain.tld and have a separate nas computer as nas.domain.tld and I only have 1 public ip address. I have successfully redirected nas.domain.tld to domain.tld:99 so ...
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Getting Google to Index a new landing page instead the Home page

I have a website where the home page ranks mid page 1 for a key search term. for example "widgets london" which for example indexes www.johndoeengineering.co.uk It is a highly competitive ...
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Determine if a site has been hacked (HTTP 203 leads to 301 then 302) [closed]

While trying to visit a site earlier that I've previously accessed without an issue, I was oddly redirected to some spammy dating site. Not wanting to try again, I used wheregoes.com to trace the ...
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When I redirect a page with a 301, should I update my Sitemap immediately with the new URL?

Those pages are all indexed and rank well, so I want to be extra careful. This is my current sitemap.xml: /OLD_FOLDER/some-slug-1 /OLD_FOLDER/some-slug-2 /OLD_FOLDER/some-slug-3 I'm setting up 301 ...
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will buying new domain and redirect it 301 to my website affects my website somehow? [duplicate]

I want to buy a new domain with a name that is so similar to my original website domain and redirect it in a 301 redirect to the original website. will this somehow affect the original website traffic?...
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How can I do 301 instead of 302 redirects when there are multiple domains sharing the same site hosted in IIS?

I have several domains sharing the same site and use a default.asp as the default file where I test the SERVER_NAME variable and use Response.Redirect to redirect to the home page of the site ...
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I would like to set up a subdomain for my website that redirects to my discord invite link

Is there a way to Set a subdomain on my website to redirect to my discord invite? Is it possible and is it allowed?
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GTM blocks anchor tag href redirect when rel=“noreferrer” on Chrome/Firefox/Edge

A website has an anchor tag that redirects to the home page, when the tag has rel="noreferrer" on it, GTM will block the redirect but still trigger and count any click events for GA. Reason ...
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Migrating google amp version from a subdomain back to our root domain

A few years ago, our news portal was running legacy code, so we decided to make google amp version in a different project on a subdomain amp.ourproject.com, because it was much easier than meddle with ...
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How to interpret this html page and where do I add meta tag

I'd like to redirect my webpage to another webpage. I used a template to develop the website and I couldn't read the code on this page. Could anyone tell me what does the code below means? --- layout: ...
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Upgrading my website to be multilangual, is this use of canonical code correct?

I have a good search-engine ranked webpage written in Dutch (=NL) and I have just upgraded my site to be in French too. So I've created subdirectories for NL and FR, but my root/index is now exactly ...
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What is the effect of Enhancing the content and Change URL auto 301 redirect in WordPress

I have some articles that ranked on the first page but with a long URL and Title and need to reformat with the same content but organize the post structure and may need to get steps up and move others ...
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nginx https ip address to domain redirect

My website is pretty messed up: it shows up as an IP address in the google search results (https). I want to redirect this to my domain, but when I couldn't figure out how to redirect https to my ...
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Two subages on one website with almost identical content

I'm creating a website that is comparing stuff, let's say it compares programming languages for the sake of explaining my question. I'm building a structure where the url/slug will contain the two ...
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Double redirect - referrer in headers

let's say we have redirects like this: (1) my shortener link -> (2) bit.ly -> (3) target URL Is it possible to check on the end (3) that user visit came from (1) my shortened link?
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Do CNAME subdomains redirect to their target?

I've created the CNAME subdomain: tumblr.wp20201111.blog which maps to doigy.tumblr.com. However, when I load tumblr.wp20201111.blog in the address bar, it doesn't redirect to doigy.tumblr.com, it ...

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