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re-direct domain?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by bhjayalaxmi, Jan 9, 2011.

  1. bhjayalaxmi

    bhjayalaxmi Power Member

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    i want to re-direct domain "x" to domain y"".but when the user is coming to x it is taking long time to re-direct to y? so how can i re-direct with out getting the user spend time on domain "x"?
     
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  2. N1CHOLAS

    N1CHOLAS Regular Member

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    You just need to point domain x at y in the domain options, but im guessing your trying to do a meta refresh? thats blackhat.
     
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    btbb1388 Newbie

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    agreed
     
  4. bhjayalaxmi

    bhjayalaxmi Power Member

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    yeah.want to direct domain to offer page directly with out being time spent on domain
     
  5. GreyWolf

    GreyWolf Executive VIP Jr. VIP

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    The fastest way to do a redirect is by setting it up in your .htaccess file.

    If you do a meta refresh to do the redirect then the first server will have to actually serve up a page, and then the redirect is accomplished by the html page. If you do a redirect in your .htaccess page then rather than serving up an html page, the server will just serve up a 301 return code with the url of the new domain. It's pretty much instantaneous that way, almost as fast as if the link was actually pointing to the target domain.

    Using .htaccess for a redirect won't blank the referer though. If you're doing something blackhat where you need to blank the referer then you'll just have to put up with the delay.

    Here's some recent threads with explanations on setting a redirect with htaccess.
    Redirection (301) - Htaccess Tutorial
    Htaccess Question
    301 redirects on Old domains and Link Juice
    .htacccess SEO friendly

    Here's some older threads with some good information as well
    Hide Referral URL
    301 Redirect/.htaccess FAQ's
    Redirect function in Domain Management account

    Note- If you use the bhw advanced search, you can find many other threads regarding redirects, htaccess, blanking the referer, meta refresh, etc.
     
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    Last edited: Jan 11, 2011