Wix added more 301 Redirects!


Wix used to have just fifty 301 redirects, but the Wix wizards recently increased the limit for 301 redirects to 200! What are 301 redirects? They are simply a redirect that tells search engines and browsers to redirect page URLs to their new page URLs (if the page URLs have changed on the new website). These are most often used when launching a new website in place of an older website – whenever I design new websites for my clients, as a Wix Designer, I always setup 301 redirects for all of the webpages to point to the new coordinating webpages so that Google, other search engines, any users who have bookmarked the page, and any third-party website or social media links will still work upon the website launch.

Adding 301 redirects is very important to retaining your ranking in search engines, as Google and other search engines index your pages and if you don't tell them where the new page URL is (if it has changed on the new website), your page ranking will suffer and the page will have to be re-indexed in the search results which can take months! It is vital when having a new website designed that you or your website designer creates 301 redirects for any pages that have different URLs on the new website.

301 Redirects can also help if you move a page or change the URL of a page, so that users and search engines don't loose track of your page's content.

It's great that Wix boosted their 301 Redirects from just 50 to 200 as now larger websites that are redesigned into Wix can have all of their pages redirected. It's really easy to setup 301 Redirects in Wix! Learn more about how to setup 301 Redirects in Wix »

Below is a quick video to show you where to find Wix 301 Redirects:


As a website designer and graphic designer, I love sharing great tips and tools that make designing easier. As part of my website design services, I train clients on how to update their websites or to do their own SEO (search engine optimization), so I post many of these tips for my clients to train them how to use Wix and other tools to keep their website up-to-date. Keeping websites current is the best way to get found and to keep people coming back to your website. 
 

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