The process which takes visitors from one URL to another (page or file). Most users won’t notice that they have been redirected to a different address.

There are a couple of HTTP statuses regarding redirection, the most popular of which are:

  • 301 Moved Permanently – mostly used, this response code means that the URI of the requested resource has been changed permanently
  • 302 Found – this response code means that the URI of the requested resource has been changed temporarily

And another:

  • 303 See Other
  • 304 Not Modified
  • 305 Use Proxy
  • 306 unused
  • 307 Temporary Redirect
  • 308 Permanent Redirect

This term is related to Search Engine Optimization (SEO), where redirections are often found.

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