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301 redirecting only homepage, not subpages? Why?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by Jared255, Dec 10, 2011.

  1. Jared255

    Jared255 Jr. Executive VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    I'm trying to 301 an old domain to a new domain.

    This is the code I'm putting in .htaccess:

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    Options +FollowSymLinks
    RewriteEngine on
    RewriteRule (.*) http://newdomain.com/$1 [R=301,L]
    However, that is only redirecting http://domain.com to the new domain, not any subpages like http://domain.com/contact.php. Google is still indexing http://domain.com/anysubpage.php.

    Any ideas as to why this is happening?

    Thanks,

    Jared
     
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  2. ravetildon

    ravetildon Registered Member

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    how do u want to do it?
    a.com = b.com
    a.com/apage.html = b.com/apage.html

    or

    a.com = b.com
    a.com/apage.html = b.com
     
  3. volund

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    Try this

    Options +FollowSymLinks
    RewriteEngine on
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} \olddomain.com$
    RewriteRule (.*) http://www.yournewdomain.com/$1 [R=301,L]
     
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  4. Jared255

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    Looking to make every page from a.com redirect to the homepage of b.com. So the second option.

    Didn't work unfortunately :(
     
  5. Jared255

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    bump, any ideas?
     
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    Try:

    Code:
    Options +FollowSymLinks
    RewriteEngine on
    RewriteRule  (.*)$    http://newdomain.com [R=301,L]
    tested and works my end.

     
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  7. Jared255

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    Thank you!!! :) Gotta wait a bit to give rep to you again
     
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    No problem.