What is 301 Redirect in SEO

Redirection means the process of moving one URL to another URL. There are 3 different types of redirects 301, 302, and Meta refresh.

  1. 301 refer, it is permanent redirection and SEO recommended.
  2. 302 means temporary redirection
  3. Meta refresh – it is completely passes link juice not recommended for SEO.

301 redirection is completely SEO friendly it will provide 90% of link juice to your website. It is the best method for all SEO websites.

302 it is temporary redirection it passes zero percentage of link juice to your site. It is not ranking factor.

If you want change the URL of a page in search engine search results, Google recommended server side 301 redirect. It is the best line to improve that users and search engines.

Users search your website in different ways here is example http://website.com/home , http://home.website.com, or http://www.website.com it is the best way to set up right domain and find or add in Google webmaster tools to the preferred domain to get relevant traffic.

Make sure to improve the following action for your websites you need hosting server .htaccess file.

If you want to redirect your pages from old URL to new URL follow the simple instructions for WordPress applications.

log into your control panel and open files select httpdocs and edit yours .htaccess file in text editor (Make sure before edit yours .htaccess file downloads your backup file).

Here is the .htaccess file example.

# BEGIN WordPress
<IfModule mod_rewrite.c>
RewriteEngine On
RewriteBase /http://www.example.com/
RewriteRule ^index.php$ – [L]
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
RewriteRule . /http://www.example.com/index.php [L]
# END WordPress

How to write permanent redirection

For example if yours old URL is http://www.digitalmediarole.com/301-redirect-seo/ and the new URL is http://www.digitalmediarole.com/what-is-301-redirect-in-seo/.

You can write simply one line 301 redirection syntax like this

Redirect 301 /301-redirect-seo/ http://www.digitalmediarole.com/what-is-301-redirect-in-seo/

Update the above syntax in .htaccess file under # END WordPress.

Hope the above instructions are understandable.

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