Redirecting previous web addresses to your new PageCloud site

Redirects are a very useful way of preserving your SEO ranking when making the switch to a new web host. 

Many search engines, like Google, will build up a ranking for your website's pages based on their address (URL) and if you were to change that address, it could have a negative impact on your SEO ranking.

To help preserve this ranking, you can make use of a redirect whenever you'd like to change the URL structure. 

An example of where this would come in handy is as follows: Let's say you were switching your website over to PageCloud, and your old website's contact page was found at www.example.com/2014/services/contact-us.html. You now want to make it so your new contact page can be found at www.example.com/contactus instead. You can use a redirect in this case to ensure that when people visit www.example.com/2014/services/contact-us.html, they will then be redirected to www.example.com/contactus - thus preserving the SEO ranking you've built on this page.

To setup a redirect for your site, you can visit your site dashboard and find the tab called 'Redirects'

In the Source URL field, you will just need to put in the old page name extension, so for our example above, that would be /2014/services/contact-us.html

The Destination Page will allow you to select a page from your PageCloud site that you'd like your visitors to be redirected to when following the Source URL.


The Type of redirect will allow you to choose whether you want this to be a permanent redirect (301), or a temporary redirect (302). 

Once you have input the source URL and the destination page and clicked add, you can then test this out by trying to access your old page via the old address. This should then redirect you to your new PageCloud page that you've chosen as the destination.







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