How to get a redirected URL indexed

by kage65
5 replies
I have a URL that could be tough to spell for a few, so got a much shorter url and want to have that redirect to the main site.
I need to do something similar of what entrepreneur on fire did , where he got eofire.com which redirects to the main site.
A search of eo fire returns the main site as the first result. Is there something specific I have to do to accomplish the same thing with my shorter URL? That is to have it indexed in Google like that so just a search of my shorter URL without the .com will return my main site in the results? Thanks.

PS Please before anyone asks " why not have the shorter url be the main site" , I have already considered that and its not possible, thanks.
#indexed #redirected #url
  • Profile picture of the author Matt59000
    You just have to make a 301 redirect, and change your .htaccess file, the page will be indexed
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    • Profile picture of the author kage65
      Originally Posted by Matt59000 View Post

      You just have to make a 301 redirect, and change your .htaccess file, the page will be indexed
      Thanks, can you elaborate on what you mean by "change your .htaccess file"?
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  • Profile picture of the author Matt59000
    You just need to add this code (in a file called .htaccess in your root folder):
    Redirect 301 /oldpage.html http://www.yoursite.com/newpage.html
    It makes a redirect from a page to another, and keeps the old page indexed
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  • Profile picture of the author he_august
    you can try to create a index.php file using your notepad...

    and put the code :

    <?php
    $URL="http://www.YOURSITEURL.com";
    header ("Location: $URL");
    ?>

    and then upload the index.php file to your site hosting... :>

    it should redirect your site to your desire YOURSITEURL when someone access your domain url with the index.php in it...

    hope it helps :>

    Warm regards,
    hendy AUgust
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  • Profile picture of the author faizzsheikh
    It will automatically get update in the index once the search engines identifies it.
    Unlink/remove the old url from your internal linking and add the new one to it.
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