301 Redirect

A 301 redirect is like a “change of address” sign for websites – it tells search engines and browsers that a page has permanently moved to a new location.

What is a 301 Redirect?

Think of it like this: you had an awesome blog post with a catchy title, but then you realized it needed a snazzier update.

You change the URL to something better, but you don’t want to lose all those people who knew the old address.

The 301 redirect comes to the rescue! It’s a bit of code that automatically whisks visitors and search engines off to the new and improved version of your post.

Why Does a 301 Redirect Matter?

  • Happy Visitors, Happy Search Engines: Nobody likes hitting a dead end! 301 redirects prevent those frustrating “404 Not Found” errors, keeping everyone happy.
  • Preserving Your SEO Power: All that hard work you put into building links and rankings for the old page? A 301 redirect makes sure it gets transferred to the new location.
  • Clean and Tidy: 301 redirects are crucial for maintaining a well-organized website and avoiding broken links.