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Problem With 301 Redirect



6:30 am on Aug 13, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Hi Folks,

I have been using 301 redirect for many months now to redirect my old site/domain
http://www.oldsite.ws to my new site/domain http://www.newsite.com

However, very lately, i removed the redirect to enable me carry out verification of my old site as required by Google. Since then, i have been unable to fix the redirect back. Probably i am missing something in the code.

Can someone please take a second look. The code i use to redirect on my .htaccess file which i place in the root directory of my old website alongside a created index.html file, is

Redirect 301 / http://www.newsite.com

I create the .htaccess file with notepad to avoid any errors. All the above is what i have always done many times before that worked on the same websites and i don't just know what the problem is this time around.

My old website is just showing a blank screen despite insertion of the .htaccess file i.e. not redirecting

[edited by: tedster at 12:02 am (utc) on Aug 17, 2010]
[edit reason] make example urls visible [/edit]


12:06 am on Aug 17, 2010 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member tedster is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member

Hello cashgen. That's more of an Apache Server question than a marketing question. But it does look like your .htaccess code isn't quite all it needs to be.

There's an active thread in the Apache forum right now that might get you started in the right direction: Redirect old domain to new domain [webmasterworld.com]


10:14 am on Aug 17, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Thank you tedster.

The thread you gave a link to has not yet solved the problem.

I'll move over to the Apache server section to see whether i can get it sorted out.

Thank you again.


10:27 am on Aug 17, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Please how do i move this thread over to the Apache server section?

I tried copy and paste but an error message returned saying i have already posted this message.

I also gave a link to this thread in my post at the Apache server section but the same error message returned again.

Do i have to restate it in new words in another post?


11:00 am on Aug 18, 2010 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Administrator phranque is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member Top Contributors Of The Month

welcome to WebmasterWorld [webmasterworld.com], cashgen!

have you checked the response headers?


6:41 pm on Aug 18, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Thank you phranque for the welcome and your response.

I have gotten across to my web host and they have sorted it out for me.

The domain is now redirecting correctly.

Thank you

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