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Doing a Proper 301 Permanent Redirect

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by treezie, Aug 12, 2011.

  1. treezie

    treezie Newbie

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    Okay so I started SiteA in May and now have some of the pages as PR2 and the domain at a PR1. I have about 40 articles in it. It is published in Wordpress. When I first started SiteA, I was just going to make it a micro niche site but now I want to make it an authority site. However, the domain name for SiteA sounds really spammy. So now I want to use SiteB as my authority site because I love the domain name and I want to use Joomla now. So what should I do?

    A) Should I delete all my content and place a 301 Redirect to SiteB?
    B) Should I just copy all content from SiteA and place a 301 Redirect to SiteB?

    How should I go about this so that I can retain most of my link juice?

    Also, do I have to do a separate redirect for every one of my articles?
     
  2. floflo89

    floflo89 Regular Member

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    If you can redirect every page to the new one :)
     
  3. mrdexter

    mrdexter Junior Member

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    If you are keeping the same page structure oldsite.com/article-about-stuff and newsite.com/article-about-stuff then you can just do a 301 permanent in your .htaccess file.

    Code:
    Redirect permanent / http://www.newsite.com/ 
    If your pages are not the same structure then you would need an entry for each page

    Code:
    redirect 301 /thiswasmyarticlestructure/some_article.htm http://www.newsite.com/article/some-article
     
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  4. milian

    milian Power Member

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    Good advice. Here is 301 generator which is a really good time saver if you need to do loads of 301's:

    http://seo-website-designer.com/HtAccess-301-Redirect-Generator