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 penalty for “duplicate” content when a site's also accessible via another domain name? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is duplicate content and how can I avoid being penalized for it on my site? While testing searches for keywords on my site, I notice that a mirror of it at http://a8.8d....
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Consolidating multiple domain names

I have a client that has three separately hosted copies of their website, each on a separate domain name. The websites are all essentially the same, bar a few discrepancies caused by badly managed ...
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Multiple 301 redirects, do search engines / user-agents see them all?

I've put in place a lot of different 301 redirects to deal with numerous URL changes. And for certain URLs there are 3-4 different 301 redirects landing the visitors to the new URL. I heard that 301 ...
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Need to redirect Wordpress category archives

I recently changed my Wordpress category structure a bit, changing some of the names and placing some under different parent categories. I don't use category name in my post URLs, so that's not a ...
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RewriteRules targeting a directory result in a gratuitous redirect

I have a standard CMS-like RewriteRule set up in my .htaccess: RewriteRule ^(.+)$ index.php?slug=$1 Let's say I have a directory called foo in the root directory. For some reason, if you hit the ...
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Directing from a 1und1 hosting solution, with URLs intact

I have done this before on GoDaddy without a hitch, but I cannot seem to figure out this particular case. I have a domain space with temporary URL http://yogainun.mysubname.com and am hosting the ...
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I used a 301 Permanent Redirect to a 3rd party site by mistake! Can I stop the redirection?

Oh Noes! I've been parking a domain name for a friend/client of mine on my hosting provider (Dreamhost, FWIW) for a while, and they eventually asked me to redirect their domain to a 3rd party website ...
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Redirect a single URL to the same URL on another domain

I'm trying to set up my .htaccess file to take the displayed link and route it to the destination link as below Displayed Link http://www.my-website.com/click-4559226-10388358?url=https%3A%2F%...
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Temporary website redirect: 3xx or php/meta?

I run a (small) news website which has also a forum in a subfolder of the root. I'm planning to give the site a facelift and a code restructuration, so I wanted to put some redirect on the home page ...
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Redirect “302 found” vs “302 object moved”

Examining several different websites that do redirects (from TLD to language subfolders), I discovered that beside sending a 302 HTTP header, some send differents strings: Some send "302 found", ...
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Redirect from SSL HTTPS to HTTP (NO SSL)

Many of my visitors have bookmarked my site already with https://mydomain.com. Under the bad advice of a programmer I have put my whole site (Joomla) using SSL. I do not sell anything or provide any ...
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Forcing SSL and www in .htaccess

I'm looking for a way to force SSL and www. I've been able to force both separately but together I keep running into redirection issues. The following code works when handling a URL in this format: ...
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subdomains apache rewrite rules

Let's say I have my web folder as public_html. In there I have a sub folder. I can view the folder at: www.mydomain.com/sub & mydomain.com/sub What I want is: sub.mydomain.com This will show ...
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Question about mod_rewrite rule for redirecting failing pages

I'm setting up a mod_rewrite rule that redirects failing pages to a custom "Page Not Found" page. This is with WordPress. I've used an online tutorial from the Apache site and so far my rules look ...
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Why is the page rank of this site low even after redirection from a high PR site?

The title may seem funny, but deal is this: www.cricinfo.com was a famous and I think PR 7 site. Few months back, they changed name to www.espncricinfo.com . www.cricinfo.com now redirects to www....
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Redirection and the googlebot : a newbie question

Ok suppose I have some content My site !! Usefull Info here about grazillas! in a htm-file, that can be reached with a url that can change at any time, like url1 : http://www.mysite.com/...
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Adult website crawlability issue

I got a mission and asking for some help with this scenario for a new website. The site is an adult escorts advertising service. It is developed fine, works and looks good, but the issue is with ...
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Why do many adult sites pass link juice to advertisers?

As I mentioned before in my questions I'm doing an SEO analysis of a rather large adult site. I've so far analysed 20 of our competitors (often 2 or 3 at a time owned by the same company) and their ...
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Can I POST to a new window that I want to open up?

Is this possible? A third party site is running my Drupal module An end user clicks on a link which will: Open up a new window www.mysite.com/redirect.php and POST certain data to this page www....
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Redirect domainname.com to sites.google.com

I have a domainname.com and want to redirect it to Google Apps, sites.google.com or iGoogle via the CNAME. How can I achieve this?
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Impact of migrating home page from HTTP to HTTPS on search results

I've had to change one of my site's home page to HTTPS from HTTP. I had plenty of links coming into the HTTP page and was performing well in Google against many of my targeted search phrases. I did a ...
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How to forward a [sub]domain to another address? (not just HTTP!)

I have bought domain1.me from GoDaddy... (yeah, I know... but ME domain registrars seemed quite hard to find...) I'm mainly hosted at 1and1. I have registered subdomain sub1.domain1.me and redirected ...
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What is domain “masking” or “cloaking”? Why should it be avoided for a new web site?

What exactly is the domain name "masking" or "cloaking" offered by some hosting companies, (as opposed to redirection), and what are the various reasons it should be avoided when setting up a new web ...
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Should I redirect my domains to the same address?

If I own example.org, example.com, example.net, and want visiters to view the same site no matter what address they go to, should I redirect two of the addresses to the third, or simply serve up the ...
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301 redirect blogspot to an existing domain?

Is it possible to redirect a blogspot site to an existing URL? Note that I don't want to buy a new domain and tell blogspot to use that, eg as per this question: How to have a blogspot blog in my ...
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Nice wordpress to wordpress redirect?

I have a WordPress blog in http://suportrecerca.barcelonamedia.org/blog/ , and since I can no longer use our company servers for my blog I've had to move it to blog.joanmarcriera.es Google had my old ...
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Subdomain redirection to directory on another domain

I was wondering what is going to be the easiest way to do the following; Point wibble.site1.com to site2.com/directory/ So that wibble.site1.com/index.php will read from site2.com/directory/index....
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Importance of Preferred Domain

Google Webmaster Tools allows to set preferred domain for a web site (with or without www). How important is it to set it in terms of SEO? Is there any difference which one I choose? Also, if I set a ...
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Is there an easier way to implement 301 redirects when converting a site to WordPress

I have just converted a website to WordPress. The old site has hundreds of hard-coded html files, and the new site does not match the old site's directory structure or file naming system (bad SEO in ...
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How do I force a www subdomain on both HTTPS and HTTP?

For whatever reason I can’t seem to get this right. I’ve looked at many examples on here and on the Apache website. I’m trying to force www.example.com instead of example.com on both HTTP and HTTPS, ...
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changing CNAME record, will it affect existing email addresses

I need to forward a domainA to redirect to domainB. I've been doing this via CNAME records but for this situation I need to leave email addresses for domainA intact and unaffected while redirecting ...
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Replacing well ranked e-commerce site with a CMS site and new e-commerce site & maintaining as much SE ranking as possible

I am looking for advice on the steps to take to re-structure my website. We currently have an osCommerce based site in the root of the site (i.e. mysite.com/index.php). Our plan is to have a CMS ...
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ecommerce item deleted by user, 301 redirect to HOME PAGE or 404 not found?

I know this question is someway similar to this one where they recommend using 404, but after reading this other one where they suggest to use 301 when changing site URLs (in the specific case was due ...
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Setting google analytics cross-domain tracking without the javascript

I sell a windows software through a third party company (FastSpring) and would like to track those sales with GA. The problem is that all my "buy links" on my site (www.easyjob.net) don't point ...
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SEO and http-redirect headers?

Similar question but different on key points. I have the following setup: example.com requests forward to example.com/landing/re.php with a 301 permanently moved. /landing/re.php evaluates cookies (...
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.htaccess permanent redirect to www

I have a WordPress installation that is not redirecting URLs not starting with www. Example: http://example.com/dir/ doesn't send to http://www.example.com/dir/ instead goes to http://example.com/. ...
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Would redirecting to a new home page affect SEO?

I'm currently working on a new landing page for this site. I want the landing page to replace the existing front page of the site. However I don't want to lose the Page Rank of the current front page -...
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SEO: Will Multiple Redirects (301, Permalink Plugin) affect ranking

I asked for help over at WordPress Answers StackExchange for doing a 301 Redirect for my website, which will involve a permalink structure change also. One of the suggested solutions was 301 Redirect ...
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Different data for www and no-www in Google Webmasters Tools

My Webmasters Tools home page contains example.com and www.example.com in the sites section. There is a rewrite rule (301 redirect) on my server that redirects all requests from www.example.com to ...
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How to redirect calls from http://svn.example.com to http://dev.example.com:8443?

How to redirect calls from http://svn.example.com to http://dev.example.com:8443? Should I be asking our Cisco networking guy to set this up (and if so, what do I tell him to do?), or should I be ...
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Why is a # sign added to the end of URLS?

Note: I'm asking this from the perspective of the site developers (trying to help someone there). not as a user. Please don't forward this to superuser.com. It's a server admin question. Have a look ...
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What is the http://go2.wordpress.com/ redirect?

Hi I see a wordpress.com blog and on the latest post there is a redirect for the external links via "http://go2.wordpress.com/" redirect. This redirect is obfuscated - on hovering the link it displays ...
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Apache 2 virtual host configuration for subdomain redirection

I'm trying to set up a mail subdomain on my site that will simply redirect to my Google Apps mail account. I thought I could use the Apache 2 vhost configuration below, but it's not working: <...
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Should i redirect to rename URI?

Lets take this site, the path is /questions/Question-ID/title If a user writes the below it still works. On my site I was wondering if i should redirect the to the new url or let it be? what error ...
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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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Multiple Language Website and SEO [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I get search engines to crawl my site and see a localised view of my data? Sorry, this post became a bit loquacious - but I haven't found any satisfactory answers on ...
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How do you make a favicon appear on a redirected site?

I have a Wordpress blog hosted on my domain. I have redirected a URL to a subfolder of my domain where the blog is installed. How can I get a specific favicon to appear for that blog but NOT for my ...
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Personalized URL with pre-populated data

I think I am going to use Google spreadsheets and an embedded form. I see that it is possible to pre-populate the fields with URL parameters. So I think I just need a way to redirect with the correct ...
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Redirect page to symlink

So I have 2 URLs that basically link to the main url using a symlink maindomain.com englishdomain.com -> symlink to maindomain.com frenchdomain.com - > symlink to maindomain.com/fr ...
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Is it better to have an ErrorDocument 404 redirect back to the homepage or a standard 404 error page?

We run an ecommerce site that was setup by a third party ecommerce software provider, basic shop with product pages, basket and checkout. The third party vendor set up the htaccess file so that if a ...