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Force Visitors to Home Page (6 posts)

  1. Jakamarra
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I get visitors to my blog that have picked up at page or post on the search engine. What I would like to do is for a first time visitor to be directed to the home page regardless of the page that they request. Is this at all possible?

    Ideally I would like a plug-in but I can't find one. My PHP knowledge is very limited.

    Robert…

  2. DJDoubleXL189
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    You do realize that that would completely destroy your rankings for visitors hitting those pages in the first place, right?

  3. Pioneer Valley Web Design
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Are you using one of the date related permalink settings?

    /%year%/%monthnum%/%day%/

    If, so it would not be too hard to set up rewrite rules or even a custom date based function based on certain conditionals.

    http://codex.wordpress.org/Function_Reference/is_year

    So while it would be tough to target each individual permalink, we could easily target old ones and redirect.

  4. Krishna
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    If you redirect visitors like that, the bounce rate for those page will soon go up very high and eventually those pages shall lose their rankings and subsequently cause the site itself lose its ranking. Do you want to do that?

  5. Jakamarra
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Thank you for your advice I did not realise the consequences of doing something like that so I shall leave well alone.

    Thank you,
    Robert…

  6. Krishna
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Welcome! :)

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