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Search Engine Friendly Webpage Redirection
Only one page redirection not the entire site

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Msg#: 4059687 posted 7:51 am on Jan 13, 2010 (gmt 0)

I want a search engine friendly one webpage redirection to a different site.

For example webpage www.site1.com/widgets.html redirecting to www.site2.com/widgets.html

Note that I do not want the entire site to be redirected, but only one page of the site to a different site.

Both of my sites are hosted in Apache Web Server.

I have heard that <Meta Refresh> is not search engine friendly.

How do I do this?

Please help.



WebmasterWorld Senior Member jdmorgan us a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member

Msg#: 4059687 posted 4:18 pm on Jan 13, 2010 (gmt 0)

See the mod_alias and mod_rewrite documentation over at apache.org. To get initially-oriented, see the RedirectMatch and RewriteRule directives in those two modules, respectively.

There are some introductory tutorials in our Apache Forum Library, which I commend to you.

meta-refresh is not a server-side redirect, it is a client-side (browser) page reload or replacement. Best results with search engine listings will be had with a true server-side redirect.

Also note that if your site is dynamic -- using PHP or .asp for example, you can do scripted redirects from within your "page generation" script. As long as you explicitly send the 301-Moved Permanently status response header (which is *not* sent by default), this is entirely equivalent to a server-configuration-code redirect, and may be a more familiar programming environment for you.


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