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Page Indexing > Page with Redirect to Google Search Console

Google's page indexing "issues" are often misnamed. In several cases (such as "blocked by robots.txt") what they are referring to as an "issue" is actually expected and ...
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How can I redirect a PDF to home page?

Place a new .htaccess file in the root of your documents folder within your web server or edit the existing one if you already created one. For each PDF file, place a line in the .htaccess file with ...
Jaron Middleton's user avatar
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When I switch on multilingual in Hugo, the main directory is redirected to the default language

Create alias.html file under layouts. <!DOCTYPE html> <html lang="{{ site.Language.LanguageCode }}"> <head> <title>{{ .Permalink }}</title> <link ...
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301 Redirects With Question Marks in URL

The RewriteCond is different for the case of using a query string. A second RewriteCond is used for the string thus two RewriteCond # Redirect Query String <IfModule mod_rewrite.c> ...
Wayne Smith's user avatar
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Webmaster Tools page inspection failed

The error states that it is not getting a 301 redirect, but instead a 4xx (probably 404). Check your page headers to understand what is your page actually sending (you can use your browsers' ...
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SEO effect for Blocking entire site for a country and allowing only one page

Just make sure that you treat the google crawlers exactly the same as you do any other traffic to your website from other countries. So those redirect rules should apply to the GoogleBots like they ...
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How do I install a security certificate for an alias (domain pointer) in DirectAdmin?

If you are using DirectAdmin than you are not talking about redirection as Patrick Mevzek interpretated it, but about using a domainname as an alias whilst rewriting the url to the actual website ...
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Is it SEO-acceptable to do an automatic redirect based on Accept-Language header value

I will keep it simple and only talk about the language. The best would be to create one subfolder for english speaking readers, let's say: /en/ and one subfolder for german speaking readers, let's say:...
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DNS record for permanent redirect?

No, there is no way to do a http-redirect from DNS directly. DNS can only resolve DNS names to IPs, it cannot issue http directives. However, it is possible to use a combination of DNS CNAME entries ...
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Namecheap + Format.com = DNS issue

Looking at your domain name, it looks like you have MX records set up which is good and explains why mail is working (just for the sake of completeness, you can use an A record for mail, but really, ...
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Building a webcomic: How to redirect URL to latest slug using htaccess?

A redirect rule needs to know what it is redirecting to when it is applied. This is not known at config time. I don't think rewrites are the way to solve the problem. Clearly you have management of ...
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Redirect double-slash "//" URLs using a rewrite rule in the .htaccess file

In most cases, it is better to create a redirect instead of setting a canonical tag, especially if these are really just technical duplicates. I would also recommend finding out how Google knows about ...
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Why does Chrome think that my website is HTTPS?

Chrome connects to HTTPS first Chrome tries to connect to the secured 443 port first. It gets the public certificate and then validates the certificate against a domain authority, (the site that gave ...
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Why does Chrome think that my website is HTTPS?

Chrome (like other browsers) now defaults to https. Better Security When Using HTTPS As announced on the Chromium Blog, Chrome's address bar will use https:// by default. This will be available from ...
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Why would there be 4 identical A and AAAA records?

Having multiple A (for IPV4) and AAAA (for IPV6) facilitates load balancing by using round-robin DNS - This would be the primary use case. It also opens the possibility for apps/OS's to build in ...
davidgo's user avatar
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Enom DNS URL redirect doesn't work - HTTPS redirect does not work

You more-or-less hit the problem on the head when you said "I am not running a web server". Redirecting HTTPS requires a webserver along with the bits to handle HTTPS certificate ...
davidgo's user avatar
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Redirect to HTTPS only works the first time on Nginx

HSTS RFC 6797 states: if the URI contains an explicit port component that is not equal to "80", the port component value MUST be preserved; So HSTS will just change http://example.de:8085 ...
Stephen Ostermiller's user avatar
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How to solve chain of redirects

Resolving the chain or redirects is important, but it will not convince Google to index a 301 page. The example.com/login needs to redirect to the correct destination which is login.example.com. ...
Wayne Smith's user avatar
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Moving from HTTP to HTTPS in Google Search Console (October 2023)

Surely what you need to do is If you have access to .htaccess, then rewrite the http pages to https. Put in a canonical tag that points to https
Rohit Gupta's user avatar
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Building a webcomic: How to redirect URL to latest slug using htaccess?

I found a working solution that doesn't cause redirect errors or pages being stuck or constantly refreshing the page. I have to manually edit the const maxPageNumber = however. <script> // ...
redmoon321's user avatar
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Nginx not redirecting to specific page

NEVER use a 301 redirect until you've got the configuration working as finalised using 302 redirects. The 301 is cached indefinitely by your browser. You didn't say how you tested this. Using the ...
symcbean's user avatar
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wordpress - all URLs with no trailing slash redirect to include slash

The method that worked fine for me is this : Go to Settings>>Permalinks>>Custom Structures Modify this /%postname%/ to this /%postname%. As you can see I removed the back slash trail at ...
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Tracking links going to 404 pages

Unfortunately, Google is not going to help you identify bad links -- they just punish sites that have them. Neither the 404 kind or the bad neighborhood kind. It makes sense they don't help with the ...
Wayne Smith's user avatar
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How to properly set up google search indexing for site which requires authentication

You need to make up your mind, you either index it, or you don't. Whatever met data you want on your root url, you have to put it on there. Dont index your login page. Then you dont have an issue ...
Rohit Gupta's user avatar
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Google does not index my main page

If it's a new site then you have to wait months for it to be indexed fully. In this period any errors on any of the pages will delay the indexing. You have to make sure that you fix all the problems ...
Rohit Gupta's user avatar
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Are there security issues with using wwwizer solution to redirect to root domain?

If your provider really did recommend you point mydomain.example to another domain using a CNAME you should change providers as they are not competent. This can not work, and is a breach of RFC2181 ...
davidgo's user avatar
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Can I undo a domain level 301 redirect? It's causing a slight traffic drop

If the 301 redirects are working as they are supposed to you should leave them alone. Whenever you do a redirect you may loose a bit of Google juice - that is normal. Once Google has your target ...
davidgo's user avatar
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How does redirecting a subdomain to a new domain affect the original root domain

This is an opinion, not a guarantee. There are a lot of variables, including hidden ones only known to Google. If there is a 1:1 page mapping between B and C there is virtually no difference ...
davidgo's user avatar
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Moving to new domain and site

Its a bit difficult to answer your question, but I think it the issue is likely with your SSL Certificate. SSL Certificates have the names of all the domains they are associated in them. If you want ...
davidgo's user avatar
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302 redirect from WebSphere when the request has come via a load balancer

The following custom properties need to be configured in WebSphere, under Application Servers -> ServerName -> Web Container -> Custom Properties: com.ibm.ws.webcontainer....
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