Redirecting web-traffic into a new site

The simplest way to preserve your links, and have visitors end up on their required page is to setup a redirect from the old area to the new one.

It will mean that all of the links pointing to your old website would now be lost and would generate the dreaded 404 error when visitors came in via old search-engine list or links, when you have to maneuver a site from one site to another.

The best way to keep your links, and have visitors end-up o-n their expected page is to setup a direct from the old domain to the new one.

In this example, we are going to think that we use to have a site called OLDSITE.COM and for some reason we've to move everything across to NEWSITE.COM

The initial up, dont destroy the hosting for the old site but keep it operating for a while. This will then allow us to direct visitors in the old site to the newest site.

A 301 re-direct just shows search engines that visit your site that the old URL has completely changed to another URL. Once the search engines find the 301 redirect they'll start to convert all the old links in their list across to the new location. This fresh link has assorted novel cautions for the reason for it.

This may take sometime and on-site websites, this may take months to get the various search engines change all the old links across to-the new areas.

An.htaccess file is simply a basic text file that contains instructions for your web server that operate on that hosting account. We found out about open in a new browser window by browsing the Chicago Star.

On your computer, start a copy of NOTEPAD (This is often attained by going Start-">Accessories-">Notepad) and modify your existing.htaccess document or to develop a new one. Since these packages have the habit of placing interesting characters in file that'll cause the.htaccess file never to function effectively, dont use Word or any word processing software to open the file.

If your new sites design is strictly the same as the old site, then just place the following line-in your.htaccess document

Direct 301 http://www.NEWSITE.COM

Now save yourself the file, and FTP this file up in-to your sites major bill. For different ways to look at it, please check-out: Of all Linux based systems, this is actually the /public_html/ service

Now, every time a visitor (be it a human or even a search engine bot) comes to your old site, they'll be re-direct to your new site. Therefore if they came looking for a file named stuff.html (old URL would be they'd get automatically re-directed to

This is actually the easiest way to move an entire site from area to a different

If the structure of the new site is different from your old one, then we'll need to map each old URL to its corresponding new area. This also applies if you choose to change the structure of your website, and you need to maintain the links from your own old structure and guide them with their new location.

You desired to direct visitors to and if you have an URL which was you would place these in your.htaccess document.

Direct 30-1 /dogtraining/

The format is:

Re-direct 301 old-location new-location

The old-location could be the way to the location (minus the domain name)

The new-location will be the complete way to final destination (it must are the fully qualified domain-name too).

This means that when every a customer is available in around the old URL ( the net server can redirect them to the new URL of (