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Re: [vox-tech] moving an url gracefully



As for search engine ranking: it shouldn't really matter.  If you're
paranoid you can use a proper http redirect by sending the headers
"Status: 302" and "Location: new location" when the old locations are
requested.   This can be done using mod_alias in apache.  Something
like
"Redirect /foo http://foo2.bar.com/";

With mod_rewrite it looks like there are two seperate but identical
files.  With mod_alias the http client can tell you're redirecting. 
Either way it shouldn't matter too much.

--Philip Neustrom

On 12/14/05, Philip Neustrom <philipn@gmail.com> wrote:
> You'll want to use your webserver's rewrite engine to do this.  For
> apache, it's mod_rewrite.  It's pretty straightforward to do,
> especially for something like this.
>
> I believe it'd be something like:
>
> RewriteEngine On
> RewriteRule ^/foo/(.*)$ /where/your/files/are/on/disk/$1 [L]
>
> so if bar is in /var/www/foo/bar
>
> RewriteRule ^/foo/(.*)$ /var/www/foo/$1 [L]
>
> will reroute request for /foo/x to /var/www/foo/x
>
> --Philip Neustrom
>
> On 12/14/05, Peter Jay Salzman <p@dirac.org> wrote:
> > i have a directory on my webserver that contains some fairly popular pages.
> >
> > i'd like to change the url from
> >
> >    http://www.dirac.org/foo/bar
> >
> > to
> >
> >    http://www.dirac.org/bar
> >
> > is there a graceful way to do this and have the info updated by the search
> > engines?  i hear that google puts higher rankings on urls that are around
> > for a long time.  anyway of avoiding that reduction in rank?
> >
> > pete
> > _______________________________________________
> > vox-tech mailing list
> > vox-tech@lists.lugod.org
> > http://lists.lugod.org/mailman/listinfo/vox-tech
> >
>
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