Hello friends today we will talk about the most critical topic in SEO that is, what is redirects & Url meaning, key points of SEO
So first let us choose the most common questions and discuss what is the effects and how to resolve them to get high ranking in google.
You read many blogs, watched videos that to use SEO friendly URL, not use so many redirects, use proper redirect and not use redirect chain as they affect your page speed.
But most of us don’t know the exact URL meaning which type of URL we have to use.
I have done in-depth research and found that yes, it is right and every top blogger or SEO experts talk about this topic, but most of us don’t apply it or don’t know the proper way to do this.
So today we will discuss whole this topic and give you the proper way to do this so that you get the better result and earn more by getting a higher ranking to know more about technical SEO.
Table of content
- What is URL
- URL redirect
- Types of redirects
- Redirect loop or redirect chain
- Affect of redirect in SEO
- Redirect issues how to identify
- How to increase page speed by the proper redirect.
- Common questions and conclusion
What is URL or URL meaning?
Url ( Uniform resource locator ) is an address for any page/file present on the internet.
Every page has a unique address through which we can search and found that page on the internet.
URL meaning example
You can see that there are three types of URL made by three parts
- Protocol (HTTP,https)
- Root domain(example.com)
Combine of all these parts makes URL which has its some URL meaning for that particular page/file.
What is SEO friendly URL’s?
Now you know the exact URL meaning now the second question is that SEO friendly URL’s.
You can search on the internet and found many types of URL’s, and if you are a blogger, you know them as permalinks WordPress.
here is some Url meaning examples
You can see that after / there is a difference in every URL containing a number, date or keyword.
You tell which URL you choose if you have to choose from these, mostly every one decides
Why? Because it is more simplified and easy to remember and google bot also scanned it.
Points to remember for SEO friendly URL
2.Easy to understand & remember
3.containing your keyword
5.with https secure
Shoutmeloud you know this blog very well also told that short URL better rank in google.
What is URL redirect
Url meaning you understand entirely now we discuss URL redirect.
Redirect made by two words re & direct meaning re = again ,direct= direction.
When we modify any article or we have lots of material in our blog, and we want to change our domain or the URL of that page.
In that condition we require the need of URL redirect means we redirect particular URL to another URL.
Means you give the URL a new direction to load a page if anyone searches for that URL.
You may be thinking why we do this or change the URL so friends as time change new things come in the market we need to modify our post and sometimes also the URL.
Or you have soo many articles on the same topic or similar problems so you can redirect all the URL to a single particular page that contains all the information which make your URL more authoritative and you get better rank in google.
You can also use the redirect if you change the domain of your blog so that you did not lose your traffic.
But every redirect also creates some issue which we are going to discuss below.
What are URL redirect types
Now you know what is redirect here is types of redirect, so there is only two type of redirect.
One is the permanent redirect, and the other is a temporary redirect to know them in detail you first need to know url meaning and function which I explained earlier.
♦ 301 redirect
It is a permanent redirect of a given URL, lets us assume that you have a domain https://example.com and now you want to change this to https://tech4uonline.com then you can use 301 redirects.
It tells Google that we change URL take all authority & ranking from that domain to the new domain name and it roughly takes 2-3 weeks to do this.
can easily be understood by think that you change your address or shifted to a new place now you tell your postman to deliver you all post to new address.
♦ 302 redirect
In this type of redirect, it is a temporary redirect means that you want to change your URL address for some time and then want to back to original one.
Take an example that you went somewhere in holidays for few months and you want that you all emails and cards sent to that location for few months.
A great example is that if you own an e-commerce store and in winter you sell winter clothes but for summer you can redirect that URL to another for few months.
Google look both redirect same you can use it for the whole domain or particular pages it up to you.
4.Redirect loop or redirect chain
From the word somehow you can understand that a redirect chain is a chain means there are multiple redirects between initial and the final URL.
And if the final URL or destination URL again redirect to initial URL then it forms a loop known as redirect loop.
There are two types of the redirect chain
- Let us take one URL
URL a redirect to URL b and then URL b to URL c
So here a chain is formed, and if URL c redirect to URL a, then it forms a loop and continues redirecting.
- Site wise redirect
When you migrate from one hosting to another or moving from HTTP to https like
HTTP:// ⇒ http://www ⇒ https://www
this can also be a redirect chain issue which takes a lot of time to load your page and slow down your page speed we will discuss in details in down below.
So you need to solve this issue as it also makes Google bot to crawl your page and well index your site.
I will tell you how you can find all that issues and how to remove and solve them.
Google also say that too many redirects are not good for your blog or website.
Affect of redirect in SEO
A fascinating question that how to redirect affect SEO
So my friend yes it does change when we talk about the redirect in SEO you understand what is redirect from the upper part of this article.
Google say’s that there is no limit as of how many redirect you can do but yes if we are talking about redirect chain then 2 in most.
When we do any redirect do we lose authority or page rank.
Yes, when you do any redirect it losses its (10-15)% of its page rank or authority.
It is not much, but when you do multiple redirector redirect chain, then it affects your link equity.
Also slows down your page load speed which is most important when we talk about the SEO in 2018.
Redirect issues how to identify
Now you know all about url meaning, redirect, redirect chain now question is how you define them & resolve them.
There are many ways paid and free, paid tools are more accurate but if you can’t afford then I tell you some of the free tools which are 60-70 accurate and you can also buy paid one.
The top paid tool is ahrefs in which when you do SEO site audit you can quickly get all the redirect URL.
The best free tool is screaming frog which I use as it is easy to use and can do all your work in the free version.
Merely put your domain name in the URL box and click start and within a minute, it shows you results where you can find all redirect.
You can also use online free tools where you need to put your URL, and it analyzes and tell you all redirect issues. Such as
After you know your redirects confirm that all are appropriately redirected and not broken and if there is redirect chain remove that and put proper redirect.
If you know coding you can directly go it through your c panel but I prefer to use Redirection a WordPress plugin simply put you source URL and destination URL and click confirm and it do a 301 redirect for you.
how to increase page speed by proper redirect
When you do any redirect, it adds an extra URL to fetch which increase the load time of your page.
Single redirect doest affect as much as redirect chain when multiple redirects are there in between initial and finalURL.
It takes much more time to load the page.
In latest updates of Google algorithm page load speed is an important ranking factor.
Mobile users increasing day by day google also launch its mobile-first page indexing.
AMP( accelerated mobile pages) for mobile devices.
All these updates indicate that page speed is an important factor nowadays.
Fast load time also provides the better user experience.
Now you Know What is URL? What is URL meaning, redirect and how it affects your page speed?
For proper SEO of your blog, your blog should have to be technically strong.
URL structure, redirect and redirect chain is the crucial part of SEO.
So after reading this please give your review and feedback and also tell does it benefit for you or not.