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Everything that I have read about SEO and Drupal tells you to install redirect. But I never really understood why would you. The other day I had to make a few redirects and I installed the module, and this modules is great.
Url redirection are kind of like detours, in the end you get to the place that you want, it just isn’t the most direct and fastest ways to do it. On the web, these redirect take milliseconds and the user doesn’t usually notice anything happen. In Drupal land, you can use redirect to manage your detours.
When I installed this module, I had a basic itch, I was migrating from a Wordpress site to a Drupal site and the urls were different. I took all the important pages and redirected them. In the process, I found this module to be an absolute pleasure to use and here’s why.
Easy to use
The learning curve for redirect is nill if you are familiar with Drupal, and if you’re not familiar with Drupal, it will probably take you about 2 minutes to get the hand of it. So you can hand this task off to someone else because there is no need to go into code.
If you put in a redirect to an alias, it finds out what the alias actual points to, and puts a link to that. So instead of pointing to
/about it will point to
node/22. Using the
NID will ensure that it will always point to that in the future, even if you change the alias again.
The module has a report to show you all the 404 errors that you have one your site, and it makes it really easy to add a redirect to it.
If you decide to change the alias of a page, the module will automatically put in a redirect for you, there is no need to manually enter the redirects or worry about what links to the old page.
Every redirect is put in as a 301 error, which will tell Google that you have moved the page, and Google will update their results. So now Google will start pointing to the right page.
What are you waiting for
This module is great, so well built, so easy to use and so feature rich. It is now part of my standard Drupal Install.