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301 re-directs - Who does these?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by wisedave, Mar 11, 2012.

  1. wisedave

    wisedave Registered Member

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    Hello,

    I have decided to move away from my current web designer and host and go with Word Press and a completely new web host.

    I am going to use a new brand specific domain name (my company name) instead of my current keyword domain. I want to work on brand recognition and move away from any customer disconnect with my brand.

    I know I need to do some 301 re-directs but does my new web host or old web host handle this (or both)? Also, I wanted to remove all of my domains from my old web host and transfer to the new host. If we perform the transfer, will my 'new' host be able to then handle the 301 re-directs?

    I am confused to no end about this.

    Thanks for any help!,

    Dave
     
  2. bakxos

    bakxos Regular Member

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    If your new host has cpanel, then its straightforward.

    There is an option to forward domains. If you change cms completely then you dont benefit from wildcard 301's and you need to individually forward each url to the new one or just the main page.

    More info :

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QrN6ED9fPds
     
  3. cruzino

    cruzino Registered Member

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    Most hosts have this feature (as mentioned above in cpanel). It is a pretty basic task. Bluehost provides it and they also will help out over the phone with some small tasks.