Page Specific 301 Redirects

  September 12, 2006   Category :     Website Coding   information

Follow the simple code example below in order to implement a page specific 301 redirect. This is also a handy redirect for informing a search engine spiders that a web page has permanently moved.

Warning, you will be editing your .htaccess file, so please be careful and make a backup of the original just in case there is a problem.

First, download the .htaccess file via FTP. Next open the .htaccess file with a plain text editor such as notepad. If there’s already code in the file be sure you skip a line before adding the code below. Now copy and paste the following code into the .htaccess file;

(without the “<– –>” part)

RedirectPermanent /old.html http://www.yoursite.com/new.html

Next, replace the “old_page” portion with your unique “page name”, save and upload.

Now when somebody requests old.html they will be automatically redirected to http://www.yoursite.com/new.html.

Note, be sure to include a space between the old page and new location portion, see below;
/old_page.html space http://www.yoursite.com/new_page.html

For more information about 301 redirects, please see http://httpd.apache.org/docs/2.0/mod/mod_alias.html#redirectpermanent

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