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  • #4149242

    Page Redirect issue


    by rebharris156 ·

    Google Search Console is telling me that a page of my website is not being indexed because it is a page with a redirect. Trying to figure out if this is something I need to fix or not (I’m a real newbie). The page that it’s not indexing is my homepage, with the https:// at that start of it. When I type in my whole homepage into the url bar (with the https://), I can see it redirect to the the url that’s just the name of my homepage and .com (ie “” instead of “”). Obviously I want my homepage indexed, but I’m too much of a novice to figure out if there’s something else going on here or if I should just request that Google index the page with the redirect. HELP?!

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    • #4149406

      Page redirect Issue

      by ah2k786 ·

      In reply to Page Redirect issue

      Have you inserted a sitemap.xml and robot.txt file in your wordpress Cpanel’s website main directory?

      Here are some additional tips for fixing this issue:

      -Make sure that your homepage is accessible via both HTTP and HTTPS.
      -Use a canonical tag to tell Google which version of your homepage is the preferred version.
      -Avoid using redirects on important pages, such as your homepage.

    • #4149408

      Page redirect Issue

      by ah2k786 ·

      In reply to Page Redirect issue

      Here I have found somehting Try this

      Yes, you need to fix this issue. Google does not index pages with redirects. This is because redirects can cause problems for users and for Google’s crawlers.

      In your case, the redirect is happening because you have configured your website to redirect from the HTTPS version of your homepage to the HTTP version. This is a common mistake, but it is one that you need to fix if you want your homepage to be indexed by Google.

      To fix this issue, you need to remove the redirect from your website. You can do this by editing your .htaccess file or by using a plugin for your CMS.

      Once you have removed the redirect, you need to submit your homepage to Google Search Console again. Google will then crawl your homepage and index it.

      • #4149578

        Reply To: Page Redirect issue

        by rebharris156 ·

        In reply to Page redirect Issue

        Thank you! I’ve accessed my .htaccess file, and here’s what I’m seeing:

        # BEGIN HTTPS Forced Redirect
        # The directives (lines) between “BEGIN HTTPS Forced Redirect” and
        # “END HTTPS Forced Redirect” are dynamically generated, and should
        # only be modified via the filters. Any changes to the directives between
        # these markers will be overwritten.

        <IfModule mod_rewrite.c>
        RewriteEngine On
        RewriteCond %{HTTPS} off
        RewriteRule ^(.*)$ https://%{HTTP_HOST}%{REQUEST_URI} [L,R=301]

        # END HTTPS Forced Redirect

        Any thoughts on what I should do here? If I’m reading it right, it sounds like any changes I make will be overwritten anyway?

    • #4149852

      Page Redirect issue

      by marrywillson ·

      In reply to Page Redirect issue

      When a website doesn’t load as expected and frequently directs viewers to another page, it has a page redirect problem. It can be because of cache issues, server settings, or malicious intent.

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      Reply To: Page Redirect issue

      by bestpickleballs ·

      In reply to Page Redirect issue

      You’re facing a common issue where your homepage URL with “https://&#8221; is redirecting to a simpler version, and Google’s not indexing it. Don’t fret; it’s fixable!

      Interestingly, I know a website that faced the same issue and managed to resolve it. Here’s a quick guide inspired by their success:

      Request Google to Index the Redirected URL: If your homepage is redirecting to a cleaner URL, ask Google to index that one.

      Check the Redirect Type: Consult with a web developer to ensure the redirect is set up correctly. Different types of redirects have different effects on indexing.

      Consider Removing the Redirect: If it’s not necessary, you might want to remove it, but be cautious not to break anything else on your site.

      Your homepage is vital, so getting it indexed is like turning the lights on in your store. Follow these steps, and you’ll be on the right track. If you need more help, don’t hesitate to reach out to a web developer or SEO expert. Good luck! 🌟

      Note: link to the website mentioned removed by moderator.

      • This reply was modified 10 months ago by Avatar photobestpickleballs.
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