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    Redirect or We have moved page?


    Hello,

    I originally made a website with a subdomain name.
    I then decided to change domain names. I added a "we have moved" page to my subdomain page.

    My problem is my subdomain shows up higher for key words and when I actually search for my title. My main page doesn't even show up

    Should I remove the "we have moved" page and just do a redirect instead?
    I am concerned about loosing placement on key words though or will my new page eventually catch up?

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Much thanks
    Kat27
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    yeah if you can get a 301 redirect.. do that always.
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    thanks for your reply.


    I am not sure what you mean by 301 redirect?
    I had just planned on logging into my control panel with my hosting company and changing that domain name to redirect to the new domain.

    Is that what you mean or is 301 redirect something different?

    Kat27
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    Originally Posted by kat27
    thanks for your reply.

    I am not sure what you mean by 301 redirect?
    I had just planned on logging into my control panel with my hosting company and changing that domain name to redirect to the new domain.

    Is that what you mean or is 301 redirect something different?

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    Put this in an .htaccess file under your subdomain...

    Code:
    Redirect 301 / http://www.example.com
    This will forward all requests for pages on your subdomain to the new domain. This will only work if you have all the same pages on both the sub and new domain. Make sure from your hosting company that you can use .htaccess files, you should be able to.
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    Originally Posted by kat27
    I am not sure what you mean by 301 redirect?
    I had just planned on logging into my control panel with my hosting company and changing that domain name to redirect to the new domain.

    Is that what you mean or is 301 redirect something different?
    A 301 redirect is permanent. SEs follow it when crawling sites and (historically at least) G forwarded PR to the new site.

    A 302 redirect is temporary. It implies the redirect will go away sometime. For example, the link will not forward in the future (say for a message like the page or site is down) or will forward to something else another day (say for a daily news page forwarding to an archive page for a specific date).

    Here's an example of a permanent redirect:
    Code:
    RedirectPermanent /faqs/s86faq.html	 http://www.sun.drydog.com/faq/
    For PHP (must precede any output):
    PHP Code:
    header("HTTP/1.1 301 Moved Permanently");
     
    header("Location: http://calhotels.us/");
     exit; 
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    tyvm

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