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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I changed my domain name. How to keep my ranking and traffic?

Two weeks ago I changed my Blogger domain name from "energieshow.blogspot.com" to "lifeskills-coach.com". It works and redirects perfectly. But since I was afraid of losing my ranking and traffic in ...
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How do I redirect Pages to the Subdomain with same URL Format?

How do I redirect Pages from the main site with 404 Status to the Subdomain with same URL Structure? This for example: https://www.example.com/rent this returns a 404 Error and must be redirected ...
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Redirected to www, but Google is indexing no-www without snippets, should I use noindex instead?

I started my blog a month ago and was using non www version for my website. Then, I recently decided to stick to www.example.com version. So I changed it and Google has indexed the www version ...
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What is the Cloudflare equivalent of these two .htaccess redirect rules?

I usually set up my sites to rewrite URLs in the following cases: All http traffic is redirected to https (and www), with a 301 All non-www traffic is redirected to www (and https), with a 301 In ....
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Google search console reports indexing my pages with pagination parameters even though they redirect

I recently saw in search console that Google is indexing some of my WordPress posts with pagination. For example example.com/post/page/2. The coverage report says "indexed but not submitted." It ...
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Nginx + haproxy (or sslh) does not work without trailing slash in URL

Have a setup like the following: haproxy listening on 443 -> nginx listening on 4545 I have also tried this with: sslh listening on 443 -> nginx listening on 4545 This is on ubuntu server For ...
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After redirecting to canonical domain and HTTPS, Google Search Console reports most of my pages are now excluded

In Google Search Console - Coverage for one of my sites it says : Error 0 Valid with warnings 22 Valid 10 Excluded 11.1k Expanding Excluded, it's 6,000 for pages with redirect and 3,400 with a soft ...
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Squarespace removes UTM query variables when redirecting from non-www to www

I'm setting up some redirects for a client's blog, pointing the old URLs to their new Squarespace site. Curiously, I noticed some of URL tracking variables were being stripped out during the redirect....
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How to avoid WordPress visitor access to wordpress/ folder instead of domain in Plesk after making that folder the site root?

I used Plesk and installed WordPress at example.com/wordpress After a while, I moved the access of my WordPress to root (example.com) But, instead of moving all files to the root directory (httpdocs/...
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.htaccess for two languages and corresponding redirect for every page based on accept-language

I have a website www.example.es, with this structure: www.example.es index.php 404.html somepage.html www.example.es/en index.php 404.html somepage.html I want to redirect any language but es to ...
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How bad is forgetting all old URLs when redesigning a site?

I got to redesign a website for a very popular furniture and appliances company in my country. Currently this site receives around 100k organic traffic per month and 75% for home page. There are ...
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Handling requests for deprecated RSS feeds

The site I run still gets pinged frequently by RSS readers and services, even though we deprecated support for those feeds over two years ago. The URLs currently return a 404. Are there any good ...
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though 301 website redirect from .de to .com, google indexes .de Website

I had a website example.de . Than I changed the domain with example.com . I added example.com also in google search console and than I did every steps in https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/...
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Redirecting domains, sub domains and single pages on Siteground

I'm having serious issues with Siteground to get my redirects working. They did work on another hoster so it is possible. However, that server configuration was very different so I cannot copy what we ...
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.htaccess to show a page from the main site on another domain

I have 2 x domain names https://www.example.com - This is my main site. http://www.example-liverpool.com This is my Liverpool sub website example.com/liverpool I've presently got URL forwarding ...
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Does Yoast support regular expression redirects to remove the date from post URLs?

I have to setup as redirect from "Date and Name" Format to "Post Name" Format. For example: /2010/10/post-url/ it must be redirected to /post-url/ I am using Yoast for redirect. I don't know what ...
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Using AutoSSL/LetsEncrypt To Give Cert to SubDomain Pointing to Separate Server

Background I have a primary website hosted on a LAMP-based VPS, with WHM and cPanel. I've installed the Let's Encrypt cPanel plugin to use with AutoSSL, and that is working for the main site. ...
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Googlebot following some 301 that doesn't exist for root domain

We have locale versions of our site www.example.com (UK), us.example.com (USA), fr.example.com (France) etc. In Google webmaster tools I have configured each of these domains with their country and we ...
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Homepage redirection after making vistors choose between B2B or B2C client type

We have a site where a business is running since a while, and quite well known by Google. Let's call it example.com . This site is dedicated to one type of client (B2B) We now want to start the ...
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Redirecting Backlinks

I am working on Influencer marketing, one of the blogger has written a blog for us but they are linking to our landing page with tracking ids, as well as link redirects before the actual URL is hit, ...
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Nginx request map and redirect have no effect

I want to rewrite/return request to new one I have: map map $request $new_request { include url_rmap.conf; } file url_rmap.conf # here i have tried all variations $scheme://d.dom https://...
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Using Xenu's Link Sleuth to remove bad 301's / broken page-local links

I'm trying to fix 2 issues based on the report from Xenu's Link Sleuth. I have numerous 301 Redirects from Wordpress SQL based URLs despite using post name URLs. Despite using post name based URLs (...
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Plesk Site Preview redirects to Plesk Login

I moved over an existing PHP site to Plesk Panel 11.5 and now I'm having an issue with the site preview. When I click site preview the site comes up fine in a new window, however when I try to ...
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How do you stop PDF hotlinking and automatically redirect hotlink clickers?

I have some PDF documents that I offer users once they have subscribed to my newsletter. Well, Google found them, and other people are posting them on various sites. I'd like to take advantage of ...
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Replacement for DirectoryIndexRedirect for older versions of Apache

DirectoryIndexRedirect is available in version 2.3.14 and later. (mod_dir) Is there an alternative method for older versions? I have different DirectoryIndex directive sets for a lot of directories ...
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index.html redirecting to cgi-sys/defaultwebpage.cgi

This problem has been persisting over the last couple of days. I thought I fixed it Friday only to get in on Monday morning and see that cPanel is still giving me issues. On Friday, all incoming ...
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How to find out the domains that 301 redirect to my website?

How can I find out what domains are 301 redirected to my website? For example if a.com, b.com, and c.com are 301 redirected to my website, then how can I know the list of a.com, b.com, and c.com?
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Redirecting affiliate link: is it okay to add nofollow and noreferrer only to the affiliate link and not the pretty link?

I run a Wordpress website and normally use the plugin Thirsty Affiliates to redirect/cloak my affiliate links with a prettier link. Wordpress adds the noreferrer and noopener attributes to the pretty ...
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See Google Analytics tracking stats from short cross domain redirect URL used in print media

I am using a different domain for some ads to track how many people access the main site through this domain. How can I see this in Google Analytics? I have DOMAIN A (on the ad) redirecting to ...
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Use .htaccess to redirect to add .txt extension

I have a .txt file on my hosting and would like to redirect to it if somebody enters an specific website within their browser, e.g. example.com/webpage --> redirects to --> example.com/...
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Why does turning off “Force SSL with https redirect” keep http links redirect to https?

I realize this question can be an XY one. After upgrading my site from http to https, FB OpenGraph og:image not pulling images anymore. The solution seems to be using http links rather than https in ...
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Considering changing URL structure from example.com/page?id=1 to example.com/1/keywords but wondering what SEO impact is

Currently our website has a variety of community generated content that is under the URL structure of example.com/page?id=1. Some of these pages rank quite well on Google due to a combination of ...
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Old Url will no longer be available, how to redirect to new URL in IIS?

We currently have a site running of 2 URLs OldSite.subdomain.domain.example newSite.newDomain.example There is the talk of getting rid of the 1st URL completely. Is there anything that can be done ...
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Using htaccess to redirect 301 for domain change

I am currently moving a domain from one to the other, this is not an HTTPS move but rather a move from exampleone.co.uk to exampletwo.co.uk. I am using this code: <IfModule mod_rewrite.c> ...
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Temporarily turn off redirects on all virtualhosts

Is there a configuration parameter I can set in the global configuration to disable redirects in all virtual hosts? I've got a server with a bunch of virtual hosts with varying configurations, many ...
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LinkedIn & Slack ignore translated meta tags

Our website is a WordPress site with 2 different languages. Original is German and we use Weglot plugin for translation into English. So the problem is that LinkedIn and Slack are picking the German ...
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Download link expired, going back to software presentation page, what redirect method to use?

When someone (user or bot) reaches an old download link like /download/yellow-wallpaper.zip?key=some-expired-download-key , user is sent back to file details page, e.g /yellow-wallpaper.html, where ...
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How can I migrate a single page application to a site with many URLs for SEO?

I will be migrating a single page application (SPA) to a normal URL structured site. Usually I would map the old URLs to the new URLs and use 301 redirects to the relevant URLs. In this case, that ...
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Heroku and 123 Reg showing IIS page only on naked domain

I've got a site set up with SSL that works as expected when manually typing in 'https://example.com' or 'http://example.com'. However, when I navigate to just 'example.com' I get an IIS hosting page. ...
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How can I point a subdomain at a web app without the domain name changing in the browser address bar?

I have two apps app1 and app2 on 000webhost. Say app1 has domain www.example.com which uses cloudflare. I want subdomain.example.com to be the main domain of app2. How can I do this? I have created a ...
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External URL with Redirection - How can I handle without negative SEO

This is a WordPress site. There are some post like Best WordPress Themes, Best Articles, etc Because of some technical reason, we can't just add linked those items. This is a sample article. ...
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Facebook debugger is caching different IP addresses for same domain

I have problem with Facebook debugger, I tried to scrape domains few times, and I got strange results. Facebook debugger is caching different IP addresses for the same domain. I saw a few different ...
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.htaccess How to redirect some specific pages, then a blanket rule to new domain?

I am creating a new website on a new domain, and doing page-to-page redirects from the old website for (A) all static pages, as well as (B) all blog posts. A) The static pages follow a new URL ...
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SEO: Redirect root to a sub-dir, build new content on root, keep old rankings for redirected sub-dir

I want to move our page from site.example to www.site.example/home but keep the SEO rankings from when that same content resided on the root domain. Then I want to build back up the site.example ...
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A domain is 301ing all its URLs to my site - will it affect my sites SEO?

A random domain is 301ing all its URLs to my domain. When you request a URL to the domain in question via https, it responds by 301ing to my site (also https) with the original request URL intact. ...
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Old Mobile site redundant now main site is responsive

I have an old site which has a mobile.example.com, I finally got around to updating the main site to a responsive version that means the old mobile site is no longer needed. However I am not sure if ...
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How do I submit a sitemap for URLs on a redirected domain?

I have domain www.example.ca and the domain is redirected to www.example.com. I have sitemap in www.example.com. How do I submit sitemap hosted in www.example.com for www.example.ca?
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Redirect to mobile version with sub domain

I know redirect a website to mobile version such example.com to m.example.com is the best after responsive design but my question is while the desktop URL is example.com/index.aspx and want to ...
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How to make new domain redirect to specific page of main domain without losing SEO?

So I have a exchange office (lets say www.example.com) Wordpress website and I bought a new domain just to sell Euro (www.euroexample.com). I want this new domain to show the specific page for Euro ...
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If a subdomain or subdirectory is given a 301 redirect does it affect the parent domain in SEO ranking?

I have a website running on example.com, but I wish to have abc.example.com that redirects to another domain altogether like example.net. Is it possible to redirect a subdomain without affecting any ...