is the URL Redirection Service?
Redirection allows visitors to your website to be automatically
redirected to an alternative website. In many cases
this can be used to help provide short URLs for existing
sites with complex ones.
you have an existing site:
URL Redirection enabled you can access this site just
added a URL Redirection but it
doesn't work. Why?
URL Redirection updates are visibile immediately. However
it may take;
-Up to 24 hours to be visible if you have just registered
or transferred your domain name.
-Up to 1 hour if you have had a previous 'A' record pointed
to an IP address not associated with the URL Redirection
You can get a status on the visibility of your records
associated with URL Redirection by using the 'Zone Management'
allows you to redirect your URL whilst keeping your
domain name active and visable in the users browser
address bar. This is particularly useful if you host
with a free provider and do not want your visitors to
see the actual URL of your site.
As an example, if cloaking were enabled, a user would
see this in the address bar:
URL Cloaking effect my search engine rankings?
be honest, yes it will. This is due to the way URL Cloaking
works. Technically, when your domain name is typed into
the address bar, the target page is loaded into a frameset
on our server. This keeps your original domain name
in the address bar. However, this makes it difficult
for search engines to "read" your site, and
will often cause it to score lower in rankings.
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is a Meta Description tag or a Meta Keywords Tag?
search engines use Meta Tags to better index and rank
your web site.
Enter a brief keyword rich description of your web site
in the 'Meta Description' field and follow this up with
4 or 5 keywords relating to your site in the 'Meta Keywords'
The 'Site Title' field will include a title at the top
of a users browser window.