How to do a 301 Redirect of an old backlink

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  • #95393

    sportydave
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    Hi,

    I have a backlink on a valuable site belonging to someone else that is pointing to a post that no longer exists on my site. The backlink is http://malleeblue.com/gtasks/

    My site is http://www.malleeblue.com

    I want people who click on that old link (over which I have no control) and be redirected to http://www.malleeblue.com/1st-page-google-optimization-tips/

    I tried creating a post with/gtasks and adding my redirect url in the 301 space in Genesis post editing area but it does not work.

    How can I get it to work using the post edit page canonical or 301 redirect options?

    Thanks.


    Kind Regards,
    David Trounce

    #95410

    anitac
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    Ask your hosting company to do it for you. Godaddy and Hostgator have done this for me before.


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    #95414

    sportydave
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    Thanks, anitac. I was hoping to be able to control it from within the post edit page which has options for redirects.


    Kind Regards,
    David Trounce

    #95493

    braddalton
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    Try this http://wpsites.net/wordpress-admin/301-redirect-in-functions-file/


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    #95498

    braddalton
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    Or this http://wpsites.net/wordpress-tips/redirect-404-page-not-found-to-any-url/


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    #95509

    markmelch
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    You could also use htaccess to redirect. I’m curious why your post redirect is not working. Does it have something to do with your permalink structure?

    #95557

    sportydave
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    Post count: 18

    Mark,

    Not sure. My permalinks are simply custom /%postname%/

    The only difference with the link which points to my site is that it does not appear to contain www.

    Interestingly, when I create a page for http://www.malleeblue.com/gtasks/, instead of a post, it does work – but the sidebars of the blog disappear.


    Kind Regards,
    David Trounce

    #95581

    markmelch
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    Not sure. My permalinks are simply custom /%postname%/

    Do you have a category named gtasks?

    Interestingly, when I create a page for http://www.malleeblue.com/gtasks/, instead of a post, it does work – but the sidebars of the blog disappear.

    Did you look at the Genesis Layout settings for that page?

    #95594

    sportydave
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    Hi Mark, No category by the name and yes, I looked at my settings. I have been able to get it to work if I use a WP page instead of Post. Perhaps this is becuase the place I want it to land is also a page and not a post?


    Kind Regards,
    David Trounce

    #95601

    markmelch
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