What You Can Do with the Redirect Manager
Use the Redirect Manager to:
Create an Internal Redirect
Internal redirects are used for creating SEO-friendly URLs, or for creating URLs requested by marketing to track promotions. Internal redirect uses are endless and allow your staff to easily meet the needs of your business. To create a new internal redirect, select the CREATE link from within the Redirect Manager. Follow the instructions in the ePublishing Tools Guide: How do I create a redirect?
- All fields are required in the Redirect Manager.
- Most redirects are Internal redirects.
- The From field is the URL you are providing to your readers. It is the link that your readers will click on.
- The To field is the actual URL your redirect is pointing to.
- All redirects become immediately available upon creation.
A yellow banner will appear at the top when you’ve succeeded in creating a new Redirect. If a red banner appears, the redirect was not saved. Please record the error message and try again. If the red banner continues to appear after hitting SAVE or CREATE, please contact ePublishing support.
Create a 301/302 Redirect
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Create a 301/302 Redirect
For examples of 301 and 302 redirects and to create a new one, follow the instructions in the ePublishing Tools Guide: How do I create a redirect?
The 301/302 redirects are used for those domains and subdomains that are specifically pointed to a publisher’s site domain for handling. For example, the redirect tool will not redirect traffic from a competing site to a specific page within your website unless that competing site owner has matched the publisher’s domain.
Here’s an example of a 301 redirect pointing to a subdomain of your website. In this example, the primary domain is www.ibj.com:
From field: /Hamilton-county
To field http://counties.ibj.com/hamilton
302 redirects should almost never be used. They are generally ignored by search engines.
Edit a Redirect
To edit an existing redirect, select SEARCH to find the redirect. Select the redirect, and edit the appropriate fields.
Delete a Redirect
To remove an existing redirect, select SEARCH to find the redirect. Select the redirect. Click the delete button.
Warning: Take care when editing or deleting a redirect so that you don’t affect marketing campaigns that are in process. Don’t edit or delete a friendly URL only to have that URL break somewhere on your website. If you want to change a friendly URL, it may be better to create a new redirect with the new URL.
When your website was created, we may have set up legacy URL rules. The redirect tool will not overwrite those rules. Please talk to your Solutions Manager if you have any questions about this.