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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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How to redirect website with SSL (HTTPS) to without SSL (HTTP)?

I have a WordPress site on a domain that used to be HTTPS, example domain https://example.com. I now want to remove HTTPS temporarily. How do I do that? I have tried to add the following to my ....
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Will redirecting a site from a .com domain to a .ie domain affect SEO?

I have 2 domains. My old domain (on Bluehost) is now redirecting to a new domain (on Blacknight). Home page is successfully redirecting, but other internal links are still pointing to old domain. I'...
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Tracking external links with internal redirect URL - best practice?

We operate a site that lists service providers and serves as a lead generation platform for them, specifically via external links that point to our partners. (~90% of our pages contain 1-3 such ...
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Strange redirection to root when trying to access subdomain

There's this weird issue that's been keeping me wondering what's happening. I apologize for the lack of specificity, but I need to abide to a strict NDA policy. So here goes my question: Is there ...
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When migrating a site to WordPress where the URLs will no longer end in .html, will my SEO be affected?

I created example.com/about.html using a simple HTML web hosting and I want to migrate to a WordPress site. If I install WordPress on my hosting, I would essential be removing .html from all my 50 or ...
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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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Redirect 3rd level domain to 2nd level — Will Analytics count traffic twice?

I am redirecting mycompany.com/product to promo.mycompany.com/product My question is: Will Google Analytics count traffic twice under /product ?? I am doing this because I create landing pages ...
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nginx http to https redirect - just isn't working

I am running my own webserver with nginx on ubuntu 17.10. I have opened ports 80 and 443. Trying to get the HTTP to HTTPS redirect working, but everthing i seem to have tried fails. i am still ...
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How to fix a redirect from naked domain that times out when https is put in front but works with http

I am a developer and have very little knowledge of DNS and hosting, etc. A client for an app I have inherited recently switched over to running everything over https only. However when this URL ...
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How to avoid SSL warnings about certificate not for the current site when redirecting alternate domains?

I have multiple domains forward issue. Domains with plurals and singular e.g.: example.com, examples.com, example.biz, examples.biz I forwarded all of them to https://examples.com and https://...
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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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How to properly redirect SEO from an old domain to a new one - should I display a message first?

I have a domain, lets say example.com. I am rebranding the website and moving to example2.com. The example.com domain is well positioned in Google. How do I keep this Google position, or how do I harm ...
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Googlebot flooding server with requests for junk URLs with random data

I'm having some trouble with GoogleBot. It keeps requesting a random URL that doesn't exist. It is trying to access:www.example.com/index.php/{TOKEN} That {TOKEN} is really random, no idea where it ...
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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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dynamics urls - redirects or rewrite and page SERP position

I'm trying to get my head on this, our site have thousands of links, is an e-commerce site, where products titles require changes on regular basis to get the best of SEO... you know, as usual, we ...
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Redirecting with Namecheap removes the path and sends all URLs to the home page

I'm having trouble redirecting www to non-www links using Namecheap. I added a URL Redirect Record with a host of www and a value of http://example.com which works fine for the main (and mostly only ...
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Do you need to add 301 redirect rules into robots.txt for search engines when you specify them in .htaccess?

Do I need to add 301 redirects to the robots.txt file? I will be adding the redirects to the .htaccess file, but not sure if the search engines need them in the robots.txt file as well to prevent any ...
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During a website redesign, how will removing unused pages/URLs affect SEO ranking?

I have been designing a new company website on Wordpress. Its design and content is all entirely different from the old site. The old site was quite confusing, organizationally speaking, with lots of ...
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how to use .htaccess to redirect http to https for 3 domains cPanel

I have 3 domains. 2 are Addon domains, 1 primary on my cPanel. I do not know if this is possible but from .htaccess how can I set this up: example1.com (Primary) example2.com example3.com This is ...
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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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301 redirect for new domain whilst maintaining page paths for WordPress site

My client has a WordPress site which is hosted on a CPanel Linux server. Their old URL is https://old-example.co.uk. Their new URL is https://new-example.co.uk. Both URLs are pointing to the same ...
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Which is better for SEO, redirecting to specific page or home page?

I have two websites: www.mainwebsite.com and www.otherwebsite.com, but the latter will no longer be used so I'd like to redirect it. In www.mainwebsite.com, I have a page www.mainwebsite.com/other ...
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Which redirect directive with Apache chooose to use among duplicates?

We are using Apache server with a .config file to do permanent 301 redirects. The web site is mostly maintained and content is provided by the client. This particular web site changes very often, and ...
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Full domain .htaccess 301 keeping same paths, but also redirect some URLs to different paths

I believe the following code will redirect my old domain to my new domain keeping the same URL paths. RewriteEngine on RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} !^www\.newdomain\.co.uk RewriteRule (.*) https://www....
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Redirect my old WordPress to a new website outside of WordPress?

I had an old WordPress website (example.fr, paid domain) and a friend made me a better website hosted outside of WordPress (has nothing to do with WordPress) and I would just like to redirect all my ...
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Is it better for SEO to have multiple sub pages or all pages sumed up?

I am doing a relauch of my site. example.de/service has 5 subpages. In my new layout I would love to put all subpages in the parent page (/service) together. But Google already indexed all subpages. ...
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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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When can I remove 301 error?

I recently change a domain name of one of my site. This is how I did it. Buy new hosting with new domain name. Move that content and database to new hosting Do 301 redirection to new domain My old ...
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Have my-domain.com and mydomain.com - which to make canonical? [duplicate]

Further to this question we have two very descriptive domains like dog-toys.ie and dogtoys.ie and have decided we will now make one of them canonical, with HTTPS, and do a 302 from the other domain. ...
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How to redirect port 80 on server A to 443 server B

I'm wondering how can use my server A to redirect different URL's to the respective server. Here is my setup: Server A: apache 2.4 on ubuntu 16 Server B: apache 2.4 on windows 2012 Port 80 is ...
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Apache2 https and www redirects

I wanted to submit my website on my own Debian Apache2 server to the HSTS preload list. It told me I have several things incorrectly set up, so I made adjustments, now it seems to be satisfied. There ...
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How to handle redirecting all of permalinks to their external sources?

I have this website that fetches pages' meta info (links, title) and their main content from some predefined external websites (Sources), stores them in the database (as posts) and shows them to the ...
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Should I not 301 redirect when changing a business name and domain?

From what I understand if I setup a 301 redirect for: www.joe.com > www.bill.com Then when people navigate to www.joe.com they will be sent to www.bill.com. This also allows search engines to ...
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Will a permanent redirecting domain appear in Google search results?

I have a domain A which will permanently redirect to domain B. May I know if there is a chance domain A will appear from Google search results? Or it will not appear at all? In this case, how do I ...
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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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Disallow redirects from another site

A less than reputable site is redirecting to mine. Short of taking legal action, is there a way to prevent this from happening?
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htaccess rewrite url

is it possible to create a 301 redirect for the following URL string: Original URL: http://www.example.com/old/old-directory/blog-post-1.html Desired destination URL: http://www.example.com/new/new-...
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Should you wait until peak traffic season to move traffic when you can't use SEO friendly redirects?

I have been running a Google Site for some time now and it has managed to gain decent traffic as well. At this Google Site, I have some content on the website itself and some content is uploaded to ...
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If there is a time delay before a redirect, is link juice affected?

If a redirect happens with the following code: <?php $delay = 5; //seconds sleep($delay); header('HTTP/1.1 301 Moved Permanently'); header("Location: http://www.example.com"); ?> is the ...
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Does SEO value get transfered when a 301 redirect points to a page that has another canonical?

I have this scenario: Page A is 301 redirected to another Page B, which has exactly the same content(automated process). But Page B has another rel=canonical Page, the Page C due to some parameters in ...
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Should the canonical link contain a link that will never change, the long version with keywords, or a shortened URL from another domain? [duplicate]

I want to prevent SEO from duplicated content. I have a separate domain only for shortened URLs which is mainly for sharing purpose. I plan to set the rel=canonical in the HTML head and redirect to ...
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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 ...
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My WordPress site redirects `/?p=###` URLs, is that an SEO problem?

After running a report on using SEOprofiler, I receive notices (not warnings or errors) for every page on my website that a 301 re-direct exists. For example: /?p=3460 301 redirects. The URL ...
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Will Google rankings improve if I use a meta-refresh in a second rather than an immediate 302 redirect?

Will the Google ranking of my page increase when I use a meta refresh with a timer of 2 seconds instead of a 302 redirect without a timer? I'm using this code: <meta http-equiv="refresh" content="...
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How to use a RewriteRule and Redirect 301 at the same time?

I have my Url with multiple parameters: mydomain.com/?vote.php?ranking=parameter1&lang=parameter2&period=parameter3&provider=parameter4 but I would like to change my urls to SEO friendly....
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In WordPress how do you redirect all posts to main URL in an SEO friendly way?

I'm working on a affiliate site that has a bunch of products on it. User clicks the product, and goes to the site the product is located on. Here's my dilemma. All products on my site are each under ...
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.htaccess permanent redirection with condition [closed]

I want to redirect ONLY users from website1 pages to website2 homepage. The google bot and other crawlers must indexing and do not know about redirection. Can you help me? I know how to place the ...
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Can redirecting away from WordPress.com with a “Poor Man's Redirect” preserve SEO?

My situation is the following: I have a WordPress free blog that I want to migrate to a static HTML site. However, I cannot execute PHP on this WordPress domain*, therefore, the solution proposed here:...
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.htaccess RewriteRule leading to unexpected page

I'm trying to do a simple invisible redirection with .htaccess which almost work. I'd like my main domain name example.com to access the content of the folder example.com/V8/ but keeping only the ...