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?
Yes, you can do this. Here's how...
<meta http-equiv="refresh" content="0;url=https://google.com" />
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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?
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
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.