There are various reasons why you would want a URL is redirected to another site. Here are ways from AT&T website solutions to redirect your website URL.
There are many reasons why you would want to redirect a website to another. You may have a website that already has an abundant amount of traffic but needs a domain address change with another website hosting provider. In that case, a redirect is a great decision for the transition.
What Are Redirects?
Redirects forward website visitors and search engines to another URL than the original one they requested. Redirects are important when it comes to SEO. You can set up a redirect with your web hosting company.
Here are ways to redirect your website URL:
This is a process which redirects your URL permanently and is the most common redirect that passes on all of the data of your existing domain. The 301 redirect happens on both the server and browser level. The 301 redirect passes 95 to 99 percent of the page authority from an existing URL to a new URL.
This method is used when you simply want to redirect a URL temporarily, but you have the desire of switching back to your old URL through your web hosting services. You may want to use this method if you’re redesigning your site and you wish to redirect visitors to another domain while you complete your site. A 302 redirect is not commonly used. Website visitors often do not notice the difference between a 301 redirect and a 302 redirect.
With a 303 redirect, visitors will not be able to re-submit forms when they are using the back button on their browser. This happens because this type of redirect signifies that the follow-up request to the temporary URL is best using the GET HTTP method. This redirect should be utilized when dealing with form submissions on websites.
This is a server-side redirect that has the equivalent of a 302 redirect. The 307 redirect was developed to ensure that HTTP method used to deliver a request is not altered when the server responds with a redirect. If the GET HTTP method was used, then the GET occurs as part of the redirect.
If you would like to learn more about how to redirect your website URL, give the professionals at AT&T Website Solutions a call.