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301 Redirect For Windows I.i.s. Help Needed!


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#1 jeepster

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 09:54 AM

Hi

My six-year-old domain has always existed in four forms:

 

 

http://www.mydomain.com/index.html
http://mydomain.com/index.html
http://mydomain.com/
http://www.mydomain.com

 

 

My webmaster claims it’s “impossible” to do a 301 redirect from the first three to the fourth. I'm not technical and I need simple instructions to guide him. Also, is 301 in this instance still best practice for SEO?

The site’s hosted on Windows running IIS.

 

Here’s his rationale:

These are all the same page, so they can’t redirect to themselves. Index.html is the default page that loads automatically if you don’t specify a page.

If I put a redirect into index.html it would just run an infinite redirect loop.

As you can see from the IIS set up, both www.mydomain and mydomain.com  point to the same location. VIEW: Site bindings.JPG

Both of these use index.html as the default document. VIEW: DEFAULT DOCUMENT.png


Edited by Jill, 19 February 2013 - 10:57 PM.


#2 chrishirst

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 10:29 AM

These are all the same page, so they can’t redirect to themselves. Index.html is the default page that loads automatically if you don’t specify a page.

If I put a redirect into index.html it would just run an infinite redirect loop.

That's absolutely correct


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#3 jeepster

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 12:19 PM

Hi

Thanks. I've also read the thread from 2005 (my head hurts: I'm not a techie).

 

But I'm still no wiser. Can I do a 301 redirect FROM any/all of the following: 

 

 


1) http://www.mydomain.com/index.html
2) http://mydomain.com/index.html
3) http://mydomain.com/


TO:
4) http://www.mydomain.com ?


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Posted 21 February 2013 - 03:36 PM

Does your server have URL rewrite module installed?

 

http://www.iis.net/l...-rewrite-module






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