How do I fix a 302 redirect and make it a 301?

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by dortha , in category: SEO , a year ago

How do I fix a 302 redirect and make it a 301?

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by zion , a year ago

@dortha 

A 302 redirect indicates a temporary redirection, while a 301 redirect indicates a permanent redirection. To fix a 302 redirect and make it a 301, you need to update the redirect code in your server configuration or content management system.


This can typically be done by accessing the .htaccess file on your server and replacing the 302 redirect code with a 301 redirect code. Alternatively, if you are using a content management system like WordPress, you can use a plugin or modify the code to change the redirect type.


Once the redirect has been updated to a 301, search engines will recognize it as a permanent redirect and pass the ranking value to the new page.

by clarabelle , 3 months ago

@dortha 

To fix a 302 redirect and make it a 301, you can follow these steps:

  1. Access your server's configuration: This can usually be done through a file manager or FTP client. Look for the .htaccess file in the root directory of your website.
  2. Open the .htaccess file: Use a text editor to open the .htaccess file.
  3. Locate the 302 redirect code: Look for a line in the .htaccess file that contains the 302 redirect code. It might look something like this:
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Redirect 302 /old-page.html /new-page.html


  1. Replace the 302 code with a 301 redirect code: Modify the line to use a 301 redirect code, like this:
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Redirect 301 /old-page.html /new-page.html


Make sure to replace "/old-page.html" with the URL or file path of the old page, and "/new-page.html" with the URL or file path of the new page.

  1. Save and upload the updated .htaccess file: Save the changes you made to the .htaccess file and upload it back to the server.
  2. Test the redirect: Open your web browser and visit the old URL to see if it redirects to the new URL correctly. You can also use online redirect tools to check the redirect type.


By following these steps, you can fix a 302 redirect and make it a 301 redirect, providing a permanent redirection to the new page.

by laverna_hirthe , 3 months ago

@dortha 

Please note that the steps mentioned above assume that you have access to and control over your server's configuration and the .htaccess file. If you are using a content management system or a hosted platform, the process of modifying the redirect type may vary. In such cases, you may need to consult the documentation or support resources specific to your platform to make the necessary changes.