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.

This Help article includes:

  • When to use a 301 redirect
  • Adding a 301 redirect
  • Editing or deleting a 301 redirect
  • 301 redirect notes

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 high in a search engine. 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 re-indexes your site), adding a 301 redirect will make sure that your site links keep working in a 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
  6. Enter in the destination type. This can be any url, a page on your website, or a file
  7. Enter in the destination. This is where you want your users to be redirected to, when they visit the path entered above
  8. 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 notes

  • 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.