This Help article includes:

  • Redirecting a website page
  • 301 Redirects
    • What is a 301 redirect
    • When to use a 301 redirect
    • Adding a 301 redirect
    • Editing or deleting a 301 redirect
    • 301 redirect requirements

Redirecting a website page

Once your custom domain has been added to your account, it can be set to point to a specific page on your website or to another website address. This option is generally used if you have a secondary domain on the account, to direct visitors to specific pages or websites.

  1. From the ‘Edit Content’ tab, click the arrow next to your username in the top right corner
  2. Select ‘Account Details’ from the drop-down menu
  3. Click on your domain name
  4. In the ‘Redirect URL’ field, enter the website address to which you want visitors directed
    • Example (pointing to a specific page): If you enter myband.com/music as the redirect URL, then when a visitor types myband.com into their browser address bar they will be directed to your Music page instead of your website homepage.
    • Example (pointing to a different website): If you enter myrecordlabel.com as the redirect URL, then when a visitor types myband.com into their browser address bar they will be directed to your record label website instead of your website homepage.
  5. Below the Redirect URL field, click on the dropdown to set the domain loading settings. Choose from the following:
    • Allow with or without www (default)
    • Add www if it’s missing
    • Remove www if it’s present
  6. Click ‘Save’

Warning: Please only use these options if you understand them and know that you need them. Setting these options incorrectly can stop your site from working.

301 Redirects

What is a 301 redirect

A 301 redirect is a permanent redirect from one page URL on your domain to another page on your domain. So when a page is visited, either by a visitor or a search engine, they will instantly be redirected to another page on your site.

When to use a 301 redirect

You might use a 301 redirect if you’ve recently moved to Bandzoogle and have an old page address with your previous host that ranks well in search engines. Adding a 301 redirect of the page URL on your previous host will direct both visitors and search engines to your new page here.

Example: if a page URL on your previous site like http://yourdomain.com/audio/music.php ranks high in search results, you could add a 301 redirect from that page to your new Bandzoogle page https://yoursite.com/music.

Google and other search engines recognize 301 redirects, so instead of displaying broken links in search results (and having to wait until Google reindexes your site), adding a 301 redirect will make sure that your site links keep working in search results.

You can also use a 301 redirect to create URLs that are different from the page-name structure.

Example: if you want to share a link with your fans named https://yourdomain.com/shows but already had a similar page called https://yoursite.com/events, you could add a 301 redirect from /shows to /events.

You can use a 301 redirect to point to a page, a file, or a URL for the redirect.

Adding a 301 redirect

  1. From the ‘Edit Content’ tab, click ‘Pages’
  2. Select ‘Site-wide settings’ below your list of pages
  3. From the left hand menu, select Redirects’
  4. Click ‘Add redirect’
  5. Enter in the path that users will visit.
    • This is the original url, http://yourdomain.com/audio/music.php as an example
    • If the domain is the same as the one on loading your Bandzoogle website, simply add the path following the / after the domain tld. For example: If the original url is https://bandzoogle.com/301-redirect-example, simply add 301-redirect-example
  6. Enter in the destination type
    • URL: Enter the full url address in the destination field below to redirect to a new url
    • Page: Select a page on your Bandzoogle website from the ‘Page’ dropdown to redirect to a page on your website
    • File: Select a file on your Bandzoogle website from the ‘File’ dropdown. The redirect will open this file in your visitors’ browser
  7. Click 'Add'

Once the redirect is added, you can set up another one for another page, url, or file.

Editing or deleting a 301 redirect

Here are the steps to change or remove your redirect:

  1. From the ‘Edit Content’ tab, click ‘Pages’
  2. Select ‘Site-wide settings’ below your list of pages
  3. From the left hand menu, select 'Redirects’
  4. Beside your current redirect, click the … icon under Actions
  5. Click Edit to make a change to your redirect
  6. Click Delete to remove the redirect

301 redirect requirements

  • You must have a domain pointing correctly to your site in order to add 301 redirects.
  • You can include folder paths as well as file extensions (like .html, .php etc.) in your 301 redirects (ex: foldername/yourpage.html or pagename.php).
  • 301 redirects can only be applied to main pages listed in your website page list (‘Edit Content’ tab). A 301 redirect cannot be applied to pages generated by features, like individual blog posts in your Blog feature.
  • Only one redirect can be added per page.