In This Chapter
Redirecting a page to a new URL
Creating 301 redirects on an Apache server
Implementing 301 redirects in Microsoft IIS
Setting up 301 redirects in ISAPI_Rewrite
Accomplishing 301 redirects using header inserts
Moving a site to a new host
Redirects are HTML or server commands that automatically forward incoming links and users from one page's URL to another URL, which is an extremely useful Web site-maintenance technique.
Of the four types of redirects we covered in the previous chapter (301, 302,
If you aren't sure what type of server your site runs on, ask your Webmaster or your hosting provider (the service where your Web site is physically hosted).
The 301 redirect tells the search engine that the page at location A has permanently moved to location B. It says that one URL is forever replaced by another URL, like
www.shoe-site.com/oldpage.htm has moved to
www.shoe-site.com/newpage.htm, which ...