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    What method do you use to redirect a page?

    What method do you use to redirect a page?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyril30 View Post
    What method do you use to redirect a page?
    Hello,

    "The three most commonly used redirects are 301, 302, and Meta Refresh.
    Types of redirects.
    301 moved permanently. ...
    302 found. ...
    307 moved temporarily. ...
    Meta refresh. ...
    To redirect an entire domain to a new site: ...
    To redirect a single page. ...
    Using Apache mod_rewrite."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyril30 View Post
    What method do you use to redirect a page?
    Hello,

    "If content has moved permanently, use a 301 redirect. If it has moved temporarily, use a 302 redirect. Back button: client-side redirects break the Back button. When trying to use the Back button, visitors will immediately be sent to the URL they were redirected to."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyril30 View Post
    What method do you use to redirect a page?
    Hello,

    "The easiest way to redirect a URL is by using your hosting provider's control panel. ...
    Take note that the redirect above uses the 301 redirect type, as stated on the hPanel. ...
    A 301 redirect is a permanent redirect."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyril30 View Post
    What method do you use to redirect a page?
    Hello,

    "3 Types of URL Redirects
    There are three main types of redirects to be aware of, although most website owners will only need to use the first.

    1. 301 Redirect
    A 301 redirect is a permanent redirect. This type of redirect takes place on both a browser and server level. It’s the most commonly used and powerful redirect. It passes on all the SEO authority of the existing URL. And search engines recognize and index this kind of redirect, making it the best choice for SEO.

    In almost all cases, this is the type of redirect you’ll want to use.

    2. 302 Redirect
    A 302 redirect is a temporary redirect. It should only be used when you have the intention of moving back to the old URL at some point. If, for example, you’re redesigning your site, but want to direct users to a different domain while you finish. Or if you want to A/B test two different versions of a page, before committing to a new version.

    302 redirects aren’t used very often. If you’re considering using a 302 redirect, consider carefully whether you might be better off using a 301 redirect.

    3. Meta Refresh
    Have you ever landed on a page and been greeted with a message that says, “The original URL has moved, you’re now being redirected. Click here if you’re not redirected in 5 seconds”? Then you’ve experienced a meta refresh.

    A meta refresh is a redirect that functions by telling the browser to go to the new page, without updating the server. When setting up a meta refresh, you can clarify the amount of time it should take for the redirect to the new page to occur. Sometimes search engines interpret a meta refresh in the same way as a 301 redirect, especially if the time allotted is zero or one second. But it’s not entirely consistent how search engines read a meta refresh, and they create a worse user experience by making the visitor wait to get to the page they’re seeking. "

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyril30 View Post
    What method do you use to redirect a page?
    The most common way to redirect pages is through a 301 redirect which is a permanent redirect. Let me help you understand it through an example

    Say you have link-1 which is “link1.com” but you want visitors to go to the new link “link2.com” that you have created, maybe because you’ve changed link-1 or have deleted it entirely or for some other reason. The 301 redirect will take the user to the 2nd link instead of the first. This tells users and search engine crawlers that the first link has changed and a new destination “link2.com” has been made.

    This means that the 2nd link will be indexed and all the “link juice” will be passed over to “link2.com”

    Another redirect is the 302 redirect that basically means that the original page is temporarily unavailable but it will soon come back.

    If you’re using WordPress, you can use a plugin called Yoast that can handle these redirects on your behalf

    Cheers!

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    Mainly there are two methods, 301 & 302

    301 is permanent redirection while
    302 is temporary redirection

    You've to pick one as per your strategy & requirements.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyril30 View Post
    What method do you use to redirect a page?
    Hello,

    Approach: To redirect from an HTML page to another page, you can use the <meta> tag by specifying the particular link in the URL attribute. It is the client-side redirection, the browsers request the server to provide another page."
    The three most commonly used redirects are 301, 302, and Meta Refresh.
    Types of redirects.
    301 moved permanently. ...
    302 found. ...
    307 moved temporarily. ...
    Meta refresh. ...
    To redirect an entire domain to a new site: ...
    To redirect a single page. ...
    Using Apache mod_rewrite."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyril30 View Post
    What method do you use to redirect a page?
    Vincent Tembo and Naman Modi have included all and everything about ‘Redirect’ technical per se.

    Since the question particularly says ‘redirect a page for SEO’, I somehow believe SEO considerations are missing.

    Please find below few of the important considerations.

    If it is for SEO then 301 - Permanent Redirection is always preferred. In some e-commerce cases where it deems that the product will come back anytime sooner in near future then you can use 302 - Temporary Redirection.
    You have to be cautious about multiple hops (also referred as redirection chains). Strictly no-no when SEO comes into play.
    Page to page redirection is somehow a fix only. You should always assess whether the particular redirection is required or not. Redirection always add extra load to server. You should assess if the page is bringing any traffic or minuscule traffic then you should let go of the pages.
    Last but not least you should always monitor your indexed pages and check if all the redirection done are correct and your visitor are landing on right and targeted page.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyril30 View Post
    What method do you use to redirect a page?
    Redirecting URLs should be part of your regular website maintenance. There are many reasons for using a redirect, but these are the most common:

    Deleting a page or post
    Moving your site to a new domain
    Dropping the use of www in your domain
    Enabling permalinks in WordPress
    Merging websites
    Changing your CMS
    Changing your URL structure
    HTTP status codes

    To understand how redirects work and how you can influence what a server returns to a browser, you need to know about HTTP status codes. An HTTP status code is a set number that a server sends to a browser following a particular request for a page. These codes may include 200, 301, 404 and 503, for example, and each code serves a particular purpose. A 404, for instance, indicates that a page has not been found. A 503 means that the server is temporarily offline for maintenance or due to overload.

    If you want to maintain your site faultlessly, you need to know your HTTP status codes, and you can read up on them in more detail here: HTTP status codes and what they mean for SEO.

    Types of redirects

    There are a couple of redirects that you’ll run into on a daily basis, so it’s a good idea to remember them:

    301 Permanent redirect
    302 Found
    307 Temporary redirect
    These aren't really redirected, but still useful:

    410 Content deleted
    451 Content unavailable for legal reasons
    301 Permanent redirect

    The 301 is one of the most common redirects, and you should use this if you permanently want to redirect a deleted or moved page, or if you’ve changed something in your permalink structure. This redirect code tells search engine robots that the page in question is no longer available at this location and that it should not be indexed anymore. If you don’t set a redirect correctly, the chances are your visitors – and crawl bots – will see 404 error messages – and that’s not something you want to happen.

    Since a 301 permanently leads visitors from the old URL to a new one, you should only use it if you’re sure you’ll never use the old URL again. If you do want to use the URL again, you need a temporary redirect instead. A 301 passes all the link value a discarded URL has accumulated over the years over to the new URL, so it causes the new URL to gain or retain value. To learn how to implement your 301 redirects with WordPress, read this post by Jimmy or just use the redirects manager in Yoast SEO Premium.

    302 Found

    A 302 is a fairly ambiguous redirect and is often used as a temporary redirect. The code means that the requested content has been found, but it lives in a different location. It doesn’t say why. If you want to send visitors to an alternative page when visiting this particular page, and you want to reuse the URL in the future, use a 302.

    Since this is a temporary redirect, it doesn’t pass link value. Hence, it’s possible to reclaim the URL with its value intact. Just don’t use it when moving a site to a new domain or when you’re doing other large-scale re-organization on your site.

    307 Temporary redirect

    302s are often used to create temporary redirects, but, with the advent of HTTP 1.1, 307 has replaced it as a valid temporary redirect. While a 302 is a little vague, a 307 states precisely that the requested URL has been moved to a temporary location and will be back in a while. Since this request can change in the future, the request should continue to be made using the original URL. Use this redirect if you’re sure the move is temporary and you’ll still need the original URL later on.

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    When I go to permanently redirect any url, I go with 301 Redirections, and if you want to redirect any url on a temporary basis, you can use 302 Redirections.

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