Scholar

Allow 301 Redirects to external domain

Hello

 

We need to have a redirection of one of our weebly page to an external page.

However, this is not possible through the manager of the site (only internal page targets).
Anyway to do that?

 

Regards

christophe

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Explorer

Re: Allow 301 Redirects to external domain

Yes! This is something we need as well - being able to create a URL that redirects to an external link. 

E.g. www.MY-WEEBLY-SITE.com/GOOGLE that would redirect automatically to www.Google.com

Scholar

Re: Allow 301 Redirects to external domain

Yes, you can do this.  Here's how...

 

  • Create a page named  Google
  • Enable the checkbox to "Hide if from Navigation"
  • Under Header Type, click SEO Settings
  • In Header Code, paste this:
<meta http-equiv="refresh" content="0;url=https://google.com" />
  • Publish your site.
  • Go to http://www.my-weebly-site.com/GOOGLE and it should redirect to Google (you'll probably see an interim page load first).  Also, note, browsers can disable META REFRESH, but it's enabled by default.  So, in the event it's disabled, I recommend putting a link to the page you want to redirect to

 

Not sure why Weebly does not allow 301 redirects to external pages.  Seems totally arbitrary decision on their part that no one would ever want to link to a non-Weebly page.  Weebly - please add this feature.

Explorer

Re: Allow 301 Redirects to external domain

The recommendation in this post worked for me, but I discovered that you can also select "External Page" when you add a new page - this seems cleaner for what I wanted to do - goes directly to the external page without redirecting.

Explorer

Re: Allow 301 Redirects to external domain

The "Create an external page" technique works but you'll have all external pages created shown on the nav menu and no solution to hide it...

Community Manager

Re: Allow 301 Redirects to external domain

If you're using a custom domain name, you can use a 302 redirect to do something like that. 301 redirects are meant to tell a search engine or browser that a page was moved permanently somewhere else. Usually this is within the same domain and not to an external site, which is why our feature doesn't currently support using an external page with it.

- Adam
Senior Community Specialist
Scholar

Re: Allow 301 Redirects to external domain

Hello Adam,

 

Thanks for your answer. Unfortunately, we need a 301 due to a domain name change.

The new domain is hosted on a new server and we need google search console to be able to read a 301 on the 'old' domain.


Regards

 

christophe

Community Manager

Re: Allow 301 Redirects to external domain

You could set up a domain forward from the old domain to the new one - Google should be able to follow that. Did you buy the old domain from us or somewhere else?

- Adam
Senior Community Specialist
Explorer

Re: Allow 301 Redirects to external domain

Hi Adam, I have the same issue:  I bought a new domain from another provider, built a new website, and now I would like to redirect 301 my old domain (that I bought from you) to my new external domain and new website. 

How can I do that?  Can you please help me with this?  

 

Since my new site shares almost the same contents of my old website, I would not like this to be a problem with Google SEO.

 

Thank you so much for your help

 

Francesco

Community Manager

Re: Allow 301 Redirects to external domain

If you go to the Domains tab you should be able to set that up, @FrankD. Click on your domain there, then change the destination for the domain to your new external domain.

- Adam
Senior Community Specialist