Moved Permanently - The file has been moved permanently to a new location. This is the preferred method of redirecting for most pages or websites. If you are going to move an entire site to a new location you may want to test moving a file or folder first, and then if that ranks well you may want to proceed with moving the entire site. Depending on your site authority and crawl frequency it may take anywhere from a few days to a month or so for the 301 redirect to be picked up. See also: W3C HTTP 1.1 Status Code Definitions On Apache servers you can redirect URLs in a .htaccess file or via in the headers of some dynamic pages. Most web hosts run on Apache. On IIS servers you can redirect using ASP or ASP.net, or from within the internet manager.
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