Domain Redirects

Please note this module is not installed by default; if you are NOT a Site Builder you will need to submit a Service Request to have it activated on your site.

The Domain Redirect function allows a site manager to redirect a path from a separate domain to a location in their SiteFarm site. This process is only possible AFTER your SiteFarm site has launched.

Understanding Redirects

What is a Redirect?

A redirect is a behind-the-scenes instruction that a website provides to a visitor's browser that lets the browser know that the original URL location requested is actually named something else or located somewhere else, and it sends the browser to that new location.

Redirects: Telling the digital world you've moved

January 03, 2018
Clients with an existing site they're moving to SiteFarm are understandably concerned with preserving visitor traffic analytics and providing a seamless transfer to avoid confusing people using established URLs and personal bookmarks. Having a deeper understanding of the layers involved with your Redirects will assist you in take the necessary steps to configure all options appropriately.

Fix 404 Pages

The Fix 404 pages option is different than designating a 404 error page for your site. This feature lets you know what people have tried to navigate to directly but received an error page. Either a search engine has an older link still in its index that people are clicking on or a visitor has a bookmark that is out of date. In both cases, you want to make their experience of being taken to the correct location as quick and seamless as possible.

Internal Redirects

Should any of your page content change its title or URL pathway, the system is designed to automatically create a redirect from the original pathway to the new one. That said, you are also able to manually create such redirects as necessary.

Adding redirects is also an important part of a site launch if you're moving an existing site to SiteFarm. Your old site will likely have pages with paths that will need to be redirected to their new path on the new site.