If your website was hosted somewhere else before, we can temporarily enable a feature called “301 Redirects”.
It allows you to automatically redirect specific URLs from your old website to the new one in YWD.
This feature can be useful if you already had a website with another hosting company for a while, and have recently changed to Your Web Department. With it, you're able to redirect specific URLs (i.e. the Web addreses) of specific pages from your old website to the new one in YWD. This way you can retain your hard-earned Search Engine Optimization after switching to YWD.
To implement the 301 Redirects:
- Contact us so we can add this feature to your website. Depending on your plan, there may be a monthly cost added to your package.
- In the YWD back-end, go to the page where you'd like to set up the redirect and edit the Page Properties.
- Select the SEO tab. At the bottom, you will see a field called Old website URL:. Paste the the corresponding page URL – excluding the domain name – from the old website.
- Save your changes and publish the page.
From now on, if someone tries to go to that old website's URL (e.g. from an old email link, a bookmark or a Google search result still pointing to the old website) they'll be automatically redirected to the corresponding page on your new website in YWD.