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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SEO impact of default language duplication vs redirects

On our public gatsby website we have two languages: nl and en. Our default language is en, so we have /..., /en/... and /nl/.... So for one piece of content we have the following links: https://www....
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How should we handle old URLs from a recently acquired expired domain that currently redirect to empty pages?

I am managing a customer website. They recently bought an expired domain name and simply redirected it to their main domain. The expired domain was safe, non-spam with good authority. However, the old ...
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301 redirect a subdomain and all its variants (https, www, etc) [closed]

I want to redirect 301 from abc.example.com to example.com/abc.html page. I would like to include all variants of the subdomain in the redirect, like abc.example.com www.abc.example.com https://www....
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Redirecting smaller successful site to domain of new site - SEO impacts

Our client has 2 websites, each on their own domain, let's call them A.example and B.example, both interesting to the same demographic. A.example is a small but very successful single purpose site ...
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Redirect high traffic site to new .com url

We're revamping our very high traffic .com.au site (average 80k page views a day) with functionality that we want to offer internationally. We've purchased a .co and .net url and just weighing up if ...
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Azure CDN from Verizon Premium HTTP to HTTPS redirect

I have created an Azure CDN endpoint (like example.azureedge.net) using Verizon Premium Pricing Tier. I want to create a rule to redirect to the HTTPS protocol (like https://example.azureedge.net) ...
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Google Analytics: the impact of "Website's URL" in View settings when using a filter to combine path and hostname

I have a Google Analytics view that combines traffic to multiple subdomains. It has an advanced filter set up to view full page URL in reports. As expected when using this filter, when I go to ...
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Should I use 302 redirect when user's browser is out of date?

I want to show the following popup if the user browser is outdated: I check the client browser and return a 302 redirect to MySite/ErrorPages/OutdatedBrowser page if their browser is too old. I am ...
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unable to access webpage on IOS devices

I am currently developing an IOT device that can connect to the internet but works offline as well. I have designed it so that when the user first connects to the wifi network run on the ...
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How should short-lived expired pages be handled for SEO?

I have classified ads website with 15,000 ads. Currently daily a lot of ads are deleted or expired so are no longer available. What is the best way for to manage this missing pages for search engines (...
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Should links into my global website point to the language subdirectory or to the root URL which auto-redirects to the correct language?

I have a global project. This website contains /en and /tr pages. The home page redirects to the country where it is located with a 302 redirect. If it is not available in both countries, it will be ...
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Is 301 or 302 used for country forwarding?

I want to make country redirects for my site and I am not sure which redirect type is used. Step 1: First, we enter our website. Step 1 URL: https://example.com Step 2: Our website directs us to ...
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Can replacing URL with pushState to a cleaner URL that redirects be bad for SEO?

We have a Shopify store. It has URL structure for blogs like mysite.myshopify.example/blogs/blogname/article-name To overcome Shopify rigid URL structure and make links more human-readable and ...
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Is this possible to set up in the dns register other than the web hosting? [closed]

My domain is hosted in a domain name registry cloudflare and the website is hosted in the shopify. We have QR code tagged with each product selling in the shopify. If a customer scan it it will go to ...
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How to redirect a URL and remove parameters using .htaccess?

I'm trying to redirect a URL ending with parameters to another URL without those parameters. https://example.com/newsroom/news-events/news.html?L=1&tx_news_pi1%5Bnews%5D=29&tx_news_pi1%...
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How can multiple subdomain be redirected to only one specific subdomain using CloudFlare?

How can i redirect multiple subdomain to one specific subdomain using CloudFlare page rule. Note: redirect without changing the URL path (only sub domain change) For example: sub1.site.example/...
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Minimal DNS for domain pointer/redirect

I need the minimal DNS records to either point/redirect a domain at an existing web and email service. I am looking at some existing redirection DNS records and there seem to be many more than ...
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Configure IIS to show contents of a long URL at a new short host name URL

I've been asked to sort out short URLs for some of our internal domains. So something like http://2D-DEV1 to point at http://my-server-name/APP_NAME/somemorestuff/thing.aspx The DNS for 2D-DEV1 points ...
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Root Domain 301 Redirect Except Checkout Page - 2 Sites Merged

I have a client who is merging his two ecommerce websites into one. The first ecommerce site is about knowledge of the products and second ecommerce website is to buy the product. It is interlinked ...
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redirect emails from user@abc.com to user@abc.net using DNS

Is it possible to apply the domain redirection to the email domain also? for example: abc.com has a CNAME record that points to abc.net if I receive an email at user@abc.com is it possible to ...
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Multi Language Website and Best Way for Auto Redirects

let's assume we have a domain example.com that contains content for two languages (e.g. German and English). The site itself is structured by folders, so the URLs for the language versions are: ...
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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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