Redirects are simple.
They’re used to redirect one webpage to another. When you move your site over, some of the pages may have different "slugs" after your .com. For example, on your previous site, you may have had a page called, "www.yourdomain.com/services" but now you want to call that very same page "www.yourdomain.com/disclipines" on your new site.
Let's put it another way:
When you create a redirect, you're trying to tell any browser: “This page has moved permanently. It's the same content but there is now a new location and we are not moving it back.” The browser fires back: “Sure thing! I’ll send the user to the new location!”
It is important to tell Google (and anyone else pointing to your old page) that they can still find the old content but this time at a new location. A redirect says: "We know you want to go to A, we are going to get you there but we are taking you to A's new location at B".
Here's How To Setup A Redirect
- Click on the 'Admin' button at the top right of your website and select 'Settings' from the dropdown
3. Select 'Redirects' from the left-hand menu
4. From here you will be able to edit and add redirects.
- Do not remove any default redirects.
- For internal links, you only need to add everything after the .com or .ca.
- For external links, you need to include the entire link including the https://