redirection of home page (6 posts)

  1. equinestaff
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I have always been number two in the search engines, but recently found out my front page redirects, and when i looked at it, the main page i created is called http://www.equinestaff.com.au/home however i aways through it was http://www.equinestaff.com.au as that is what comes up and that is what is is and the home page doesn't seem to work anyway. I had a Meta Tag Analyzer done and it says

    "Warning: The URL you entered sent a redirect "Location: HEADER" response. Below are the redirect "Location: HEADER" responses sent by your Web server which the analyzer followed in the order received:
    Redirect URL: http://equinestaff.com.au/
    <- Click for more information... Redirection like this may and often do cause problems with search engines and is the reason for our warning. The report below is based on the information found at the redirected location and is the URL we recommend you use when submitting to search engines.
    It is recommended you verify the URL before submitting to search engines. Not all search engines will follow redirects and we highly recommend you not submit redirected Web pages to any search engine.

    I have no redirection widgets on the site, and i then relised it was doing the same thing to another site i created for a friend, does anyone know how to stop this?

  2. webjunk
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Have you checked your .htaccess for redirects or 301?

    This is what I am seeing:
    URL: http://www.equinestaff.com.au
    Redirected to: http://equinestaff.com.au/
    Type of redirect: 301 Moved Permanently

  3. equinestaff
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I couldn't find any thing in the htaccess, however in the general settings i changed the WordPress address (URL) from http://equinestaff.com.au/ to http://www.equinestaff.com.au

    How do you check, that this is fixed?

  4. webjunk
    Posted 5 years ago #

    You can check here:

    301 Redirects are fine AS LONG AS THEY ARE IN FACT PERMANENT!!! Otherwise if you are PLANNING on changing at some point then you should use a 302 redirect which is temporary.
    For a 301 SE's will simply update/combine all the redirected URL's to the new one. 302's are kept seperate and therefore ranked separtly.

  5. equinestaff
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Thanks Webjunk, then general settings i changed has done something as it now say "This website returned a 200 which is either not search engine friendly or a redirect." However i have no idea what this means? however it does seem that the change in the general settings also removed the intial problem.

    Also Your webjunk site is great, i found the SEO Rank Checker great.

  6. webjunk
    Posted 5 years ago #

    200 means the Request was successful. Do not know of a 200 with exceptions. Never heard of that.
    Currently it seems you have:
    301 redirect to

    Maybe something did not like the 301 but in fact a 301 is very SE frienbdly.

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