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[Help] 301 Redirect

Discussion in 'Domain Names & Parking' started by znipe, Jan 12, 2016.

  1. znipe

    znipe Junior Member

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    So I have an old website that was built way back in 2012 that's just has basic HTML pages. I'm trying to move all the content onto a CMS like wordpress, but i'm trying to figure out how to move the links from the old pages to the new pages without losing any link juice.

    I tried sifting through google looking for an answer but it seems everyone's solution is different.

    This is what i'm trying to do Example:
    /contact.html
    trying to redirect it to this
    /contact-us


    I would have to do this for multiple pages as i'm transferring the entire site onto the WP platform. Will still be on the same domain name.

    Also one more question, if I redirected the previous page to another page with the same content would that come up as duplicate content? Don't want to get penalized by google. Thanks, any help is much appreciated.. ~Aspiring Noobie :/


     
  2. NosokOrg

    NosokOrg Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Page /contact.html is still opening in case to enter it in browser? Try to search solution on wordpress dot com site, also, there some plugins available.

    Also, in case, /contact.html is not working now ( u have setup WP and by some reasons page is not working when u type it in browser) and u know, that no one people have save it, - use google webmasters tool - to remove url www.yourdomain/contact.html from search results at all.
     
  3. znipe

    znipe Junior Member

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    So basically the site is not built on wordpress previously, its just a random coding I did back in 12' but I want to move all my pages to wordpress pages which means the links are going to change slightly.
     
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    Ok, just use plugin for WP, or find exact match code for 301 Redirect)
     
  5. shottem

    shottem Junior Member

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    Just keep the old html files and add a small redirect code inside. Not much link juice really, like 5% ?
     
  6. NosokOrg

    NosokOrg Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Im not sure, but probably old html will stop work at all in case he will setup WP in the same dir. He need 301 redirect in .htaccess, I think.
     
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  7. znipe

    znipe Junior Member

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    Yes, thats what i'm thinking. I think the old html will stop working so I think I will have to setup 301 in htaccess but i'm not exactly sure what the code for it is. Seems like everyone has a different solution in terms of what the code is.
     
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  8. NosokOrg

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    Just go to google 'html to wordpress 301 redirect' and find 301 code. Im sure, u not first who need it.

    Also, there exist plugins which provide the same functional.
     
  9. campbelljof

    campbelljof Junior Member

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    When you redirect you old page to new one then use 301 redirection which is known as permanent redirection. By doing this will not harm your juice and quality. Also use canonical tag inside head to restrict duplicate content.