Url Redirection, also called URL forwarding is a process of redirecting traffic/users to visit new contents or a page. There are several reasons for implementing a redirection, some are as follow:
- Fixing broken links, this is to avoid an invalid pages (404 error) to get visited by users.
- Migration to a new domain.
- Merge two or more pages to become a single page.
In blogger or blogspot, the redirection process is divided into 3 categories – external, 301 and 302 redirect.
Internal redirection refers to a link redirection within the same domain e.g. www.poxse.com/abc.html to http://www.poxse.com/p/services.html. The redirection can be easily setup on Settings › Search preferences.
Check the box for permament redirection. This is called 301 permanent redirect, it points the user to a new location or page. On the other side, leaving the box uncheck means a 302 redirect is being implemented. That means the old page still exists and is temporarily pointed to a new location. Casual users will see the same content on the the browser. However, search engines may know whether to keep the old page on their index database or not. Selecting the wrong type of redirection might result in a loss of traffic.
External redirection refers to a link redirect pointing to another domain e.g. http://www.poxse.com/p/xyz.html to http://www.hafifiomar.com/ Insert the following to the post or page:
window.location = “http://www.hafifiomar.com/”;