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What is a 301 redirect? Here's everything you need to know.

301 URL Redirection

A few Important things to note:

  • 301 redirects are only available on the Wix premium plan.

  • You can create a maximum of 200 301 redirects per Wix site.

  • It isn’t possible to use an old link that uses a # in the URL.

Google periodically caches your site, but this can take up to 3 months. To speed up this process, Wix recommends opening a Google Webmaster account and submitting your automatically generated sitemap to Google.

How do I get the most of my 301 redirects?

In order to set up your 301 redirects correctly, it's helpful to determine which of your previous site pages have already been indexed by Google. To do so, perform the following search in Google - From the search results, note down the URL of each page that appears. You can also access all of your previous site's URLs by looking at the site map.

Et voila! Now test it out to make sure you’ve set up your 301 redirect correctly. Type in the old URL and it should redirect to the new page.

  1. Go to Site Manager.

  2. Click the SEO tab.

  3. Scroll down to More SEO Settings

  4. Scroll down to find ‘Manage 301 Redirects’ and click ‘Get started’.

  5. Enter the URL extension of your old page under ‘Old Page’.

  6. Click the ‘Redirect to’ drop-down menu and select the page you want the old link to go to. Note: If you don’t see your page click to add it manually and enter the URL.

  7. Click ‘Save’.

  8. Click ‘Publish’.

One of the great Wix features is the 301 Redirect Manager. To find it:

How do I set up 301 redirects with Wix?

If you have old links from Wordpress or another CMS that are now defunct, updating your keywords and URLs to optimize them for SEO or have old links on your social media posts – it's incredibly important to redirect them to your new page.

We’re going to focus on 301 redirects because it is the cleanest way to redirect a URL. It’s also easy, quick and search-engine friendly. Winner, winner. If you have links live from your old site on your Facebook page or social channels for example and you move to a new site with new URLs those old social posts will have broken links.

Why are 301 redirects the most important?

  • 301 Moved permanently

  • 302 Moved temporarily

  • Meta Refresh

There are three types of common redirects:

In short, redirection is the process of forwarding one URL to a different URL. It is a way to send users and search engines like Google to a different URL from the original.

What is a redirect?

As part of our SEO Best Practices 2018. We’ll go through the fundamental basics below.

Redirect your URLs after a website change to maintain a high SEO value.

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