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Thread: .htaccess and mod rewrite

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jan 2005

    .htaccess and mod rewrite

    I'm having a bit of a problem. For a recent project I recently converted all the content on a .asp website to MODX and they had a Google search. Google has indexed their page "search.asp" and it is appearing in searches on the new site. The first link works properly, but the second link on the following page is linking to /search/search.asp and is just redirecting to the homepage by default. Here: http://www.newhair.com/search.html?z...=steve+hartman. I need to get rid of this "search.asp" page!

    I'm trying to use mod rewrite to redirect the old .asp search page to the new page but its not working.
    RewriteRule ^search/search\.asp$ search.html [R=301,L]
    Basically I want to redirect this old page (with the search variable "steve"):

    To this new page (with the same search variable "steve"):

    Any ideas?

    Here is my full .htaccess file:

    # MODX supports Friendly URLs via this .htaccess file. You must serve web
    # pages via Apache with mod_rewrite to use this functionality, and you must
    # change the file name from ht.access to .htaccess.
    # Make sure RewriteBase points to the directory where you installed MODX.
    # E.g., "/modx" if your installation is in a "modx" subdirectory.
    # You may choose to make your URLs non-case-sensitive by adding a NC directive
    # to your rule: RewriteRule ^(.*)$ index.php?q=$1 [L,QSA,NC]

    RewriteEngine On
    RewriteBase /

    # Rewrite www.domain.com -> domain.com -- used with SEO Strict URLs plugin
    #RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} .
    #RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} !^example-domain-please-change\.com [NC]
    #RewriteRule (.*) http://example-domain-please-change.com/$1 [R=301,L]
    # or for the opposite domain.com -> www.domain.com use the following

    RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} .
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} !^www\.newhair\.com [NC]
    RewriteRule (.*) http://www.newhair.com/$1 [R=301,L]

    # Rewrite secure requests properly to prevent SSL cert warnings, e.g. prevent
    # https://www.domain.com when your cert only allows https://secure.domain.com
    #RewriteCond %{SERVER_PORT} !^443
    #RewriteRule (.*) https://example-domain-please-change.com.com/$1 [R=301,L]

    RewriteRule ^search/search\.asp$ search.html [R=301,L]

    # The Friendly URLs part
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
    RewriteRule ^(.*)$ index.php?q=$1 [L,QSA]

    # Make sure .htc files are served with the proper MIME type, which is critical
    # for XP SP2. Un-comment if your host allows htaccess MIME type overrides.

    #AddType text/x-component .htc

    # If your server is not already configured as such, the following directive
    # should be uncommented in order to set PHP's register_globals option to OFF.
    # This closes a major security hole that is abused by most XSS (cross-site
    # scripting) attacks. For more information: http://php.net/register_globals
    # To verify that this option has been set to OFF, open the Manager and choose
    # Reports -> System Info and then click the phpinfo() link. Do a Find on Page
    # for "register_globals". The Local Value should be OFF. If the Master Value
    # is OFF then you do not need this directive here.
    # Your server does not allow PHP directives to be set via .htaccess. In that
    # case you must make this change in your php.ini file instead. If you are
    # using a commercial web host, contact the administrators for assistance in
    # doing this. Not all servers allow local php.ini files, and they should
    # include all PHP configurations (not just this one), or you will effectively
    # reset everything to PHP defaults. Consult www.php.net for more detailed
    # information about setting PHP directives.

    #php_flag register_globals Off

    # For servers that support output compression, you should pick up a bit of
    # speed by un-commenting the following lines.

    #php_flag zlib.output_compression On
    #php_value zlib.output_compression_level 5

    # The following directives stop screen flicker in IE on CSS rollovers. If
    # needed, un-comment the following rules. When they're in place, you may have
    # to do a force-refresh in order to see changes in your designs.

    #ExpiresActive On
    #ExpiresByType image/gif A2592000
    #ExpiresByType image/jpeg A2592000
    #ExpiresByType image/png A2592000
    #BrowserMatch "MSIE" brokenvary=1
    #BrowserMatch "Mozilla/4.[0-9]{2}" brokenvary=1
    #BrowserMatch "Opera" !brokenvary
    #SetEnvIf brokenvary 1 force-no-vary

    As an alternative, is it possible to have search.asp go to throw a 404 error so google ignores it and removes it from their cache altogether?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    New Delhi
    You can check google webmaster or redirection policy i think it can help you for that.

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