Creating 301 redirects on your page permalinks in Readz
What is a 301 redirect on a page permalink in Readz?
A 301 redirect is a permanent redirect from one URL to another. In the case of Readz, this means the direct page permalink can be renamed even after it has been published. The 301 redirect method is considered the most SEO friendly way to do a URL redirect. Why would I want to set up a 301 redirect on a page permalink?
There are a few reasons why you’d want to set up a 301 redirect. One example is if your Readz page is performing very well on search engines, but you want rename the page permalink. You don’t want to just simply rename the actual page, because Google will consider this a brand new page and it’ll lose all its page rank. Instead, you’d set up a 301 redirect, which keeps the original URL alive, but you can promote a different URL which just redirects to the original. Another example, if your Readz page has been published for a while and you know people have shared it and/or bookmarked it, but want to change the appearance of the page permalink moving forward, you can set up a 301 redirect. How do I setup this page permalink 301 redirect in Readz?
In the Readz editor, go to Preferences.
In Preferences, under the URL settings section, you’ll see a 301 Redirects with an “Add redirect” button. Clicking on the button will let you set your first redirect.
The left column is the new page permalink you wish to create. This is the URL you plan to share with viewers. The right column is where it should redirect to. This is the already established page permalink in your Readz project. The right column has a drop-down list of all pages in that URL. We’ve organized it by project, but if you know the page permalink, you can type it in to narrow-down the results from the drop-down list.
Saving After you input your redirect, hit APPLY on the left side to save your redirect. Adding more redirects You can always add more redirects by clicking the Add redirect button. Removing redirects You can remove redirects by clicking the X button on the right-side. How do I redirect to an entirely different URL?
This is also known as a 301-redirect, however this is a process that must be done outside of Readz. It’s an optional part of the custom URL setup. This guide explains this type of URL redirect.