301 Redirect Q and A

My last post on getting links with 301 redirects generated a lot of questions.  I recorded them in a video which was unfortunately deleted when we moved servers. However, these days, the best way to do a 301 redirect is to download a wordpress plugin for it. I’m currently using the “redirection” plugin, which I recommend. We tried a different plugin at first but it caused all sorts of errors on our site so we switched to the “redirection” plugin. But please please, if you are reading this in the future, make sure and look at current reviews of any 301 redirect plugin before installing it. Plugins sometimes fall by the wayside and their developers stop working on them, which eventually causes them to stop being compatable and cause all sorts of wordpress errors. Some of these errors can be worse than the 401 redirect or the 404 error you’re trying to avoid by doing a 301 redirect! I like to avoid wordpress plugins if I can help it, too much to keep track of.

Again, here is the link for how to do 301 redirects:

How to 301 Redirect Non-WWW to WWW URLs

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Chad Kimball is an entrepeneur and internet marketer who shapes his work around his life, rather than the other way around. He quit his job and has been working (as little as possible) from home since January of 2000.

10 replies on “301 Redirect Q and A”

Jeff Noyes - Vendor-Lock.comsays:

Thanks for all your great tips and videos Chad.

Anyone looking to get things started online is guaranteed to learn something
from you.

Best newsletter I’ve signed up for to date. ; )

Jeff Noyes

Terry Jettsays:

You are the man Chad!

This was a great share and I discovered that two of my main sites were really split up. Followed your instructions and everything worked perfectly.

Please keep on sharing, it is really appreciated.


colon cleansersays:

chad you the man…………………..

301 redirect is the most efficient and spider/visitor friendly strategy around for web sites that are hosted on servers running Apache (check with your hosting service if you aren’t sure). It’s not that hard to implement and it should preserve your search engine rankings for that particular page. If you have to change file names or move pages around, it’s the safest option to get more juice to you ranking


I heard about this strategy before but never got around to doing it. Your video and your corresponding link to detailed instructions made it easy to do.



Vail Coloradosays:

Awesome, thanks for the followup


Thanks for answering my question, got it now.



Thanks, I gained more than 1200 pages, that were under www.

Isagenix Galsays:

Thank you so much. I was wondering what the difference was between having www in the url and not was and this helped to answer my questions.


The question I have is do I have to do it when the website is a WordPress Install? I thought that if your main website is using WordPress (Blog) then it automatically redirects.

Is that true or do I have to use the redirects?

Please answer I would really like to know.


Awesome job Chad, your karma is and will be extremely high dude!

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