Why create Page Redirects?
There are 3 good reasons you would want to redirect traffic from one web address to another web address.
- You have a new website, with all new URLs and you want to make sure if anyone finds the old website pages in the Search Engines, they are redirected to the new website.
- You changed the physical URL address of one of your pages to a new URL. Because Google has cached your old website page for up to 6 months, you want to make sure if someone finds that page in Google they will be directed to the new page.
- For example, you have a page called http://www.yourdomain.com/offers and your new URL is http://www.yourdomain.com/new-offers. You will need to log into your Control Panel and create a Page Redirect.
- You want to automatically add www before each page of your website. For good SEO, Google wants you to have http://www in front of each of your webpages. You have been to websites where you can view a page without the www or with the www. In Google's index this creates 2 websites with the exact same content. So they don't have to index your website 2 times, they give your webiste higher ranking if you set a Permanent(301) redirect from all http://yourdomain.com to http://www.yourdomain.com
How to Create a Page Redirect?
- Log into your Webhosting Control Panel. The instructions below are for cPanel. Your login URL will look something like this, https://126.96.36.199:2083
- Get your Username and Password from your Webmaster
- After logged in, scroll toward the bottom of the home page and click the "Redirects" icon.
- Almost all your Redirects will be a "Permanent(301) Redirect. Select this from the drop down list.
- The screen shot below shows how to create a redirect from http:// to http://wwww. This will help your Google Ranking
- To redirect a specific webpage or directory where many webpages are located, follow the setting in the screen shot below