Today we are here to teach you to use WP 301 Redirects Plugin and manage all your 301 and 302 redirects easily. Using WP 301 Redirects is considered one of the best easiest ways to redirecting WordPress.
Before jumping into the details about the Plugin, you should know more details about 301 and 302 redirects.
What are 301 Redirects?
301 Redirect is one of the widely used methods. 301 redirects are permanent redirects which help you to redirect URL and domain permanently. Google says 301 redirect is the best way to ensure that users and search engines are directed to the correct page.
If you are a Blogger and running a huge blog with a lot of blog posts, chances are great you have to remove outdated posts but still want to redirect the old blog post visitor to the new one.
What are 302 Redirects?
302 Redirects are temporary redirects. It says we are redirecting to the one-page visitor to another page to the search engines but yo keep the page indexed. If a 302 is used instead of a 301, search engines might continue to index the old URL.
301 Redirect and SEO
A 301 redirect is a permanent redirect which passes between 90-99% of link equity. Search engines like Google take some time to discover the 301, recognize it, and credit the new page with the rankings. According to web experts, if you do the 301 redirects properly, it could increase your SERP (Search Engine Results Pages). If you do it wrong, it could negatively impact your SEO.
WP 301 Redirects Features
- Super-fast redirection
- Set a custom destination URL
- Choose redirects from Pages, Posts, Custom Post types, etc
- Simple import/export for bulk redirects management
- Simple redirect stats so you know how much a redirection is used
Install and Use the Plugin
Now it’s time to install and use the plugin to manage all your 301 and 302 redirects. Go to your website dashboard plugin section and install the plugin named “301 Redirects – Easy Redirect Manager”. Check the below screenshot to ensure you are installing the right plugin.
Use the Plugin
Look at the above screenshot. Like it, you can set 301 redirections, 302 redirections or turn it off. Add the link to “Redirect from” section which the link you want to redirect and add the new link to “Redirect to” where the link wants to be redirected.
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