SEO Redirection Issue

  • Hi Team RankMath,

    I have recently shifted the entire website from Yoast SEO to Rankmath and I’m loving it. You guys are doing an excellent job and i have some questions regarding the redirection manager.

    My website had an issue in the past causing some links generated which is seriously bad for the website. I have tried to remove through various ways but so far there’s no hope. My friend referred me to use Rank Math and use the redirection tool. MY website is a technology blog running on WordPress.

    In search, there are 100s of URLS like this.
    https://androidtutorial.net/page/108/?route=product/product&product_id=741&search=Curette&page=3

    These query strings doesn’t exist on my website but those links are causing the issue. Is it possible to remove those URLs via Redirection manager or redirect it to actual URL by setting 410 Gone on these?

    the other URL is
    https://androidtutorial.net/amp/page/119/?route=product/product&product_id=122

    /AMP/ doesn’t exist but it has pages indexed.

    Waiting for your urgent reply.

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  • Hello Zunair,

    Thanks for getting in touch with us.

    You can easily redirect the pages you want with Rank Math:
    https://i.rankmath.com/2PCYp9

    Simply choose the 410 after entering all the source URL as I showed you in the GIF above.

    Hope that helps and please do not hesitate to let us know if you need our assistance with anything else.

    Hi Todd,

    Thanks for the reply but its not working at all. The URLs are still live and working even though i apply the redirect.

    The urls that i shared doesn’t exist on the website. Can you please help me out.

    Hi Zunair,

    That’s because your URLs contain query strings and Rank Math ignores query strings by default.

    Please add the below code to your theme’s functions.php and then try the redirect once again:
    https://rankmath.com/kb/filters-hooks-api-developer/#redirect-remove-query

    Thanks a lot for your query and we are so sorry about the trouble this must have caused.

    We can only tell you about the 404s. We don’t know where they are coming from. You have to check that yourself.

    You have to check where the users are landing from to know. Do that from WordPress Dashboard > Rank Math > General Settings > 404 Monitor. Enable the advanced 404 monitor to see a new “referrer” column in the monitor.

    Hope that helps and please do not hesitate to let us know if you need our assistance with anything else.

    Hi Todd,

    Let me try that as well. Also I have changed the permalinks using the method given by rankmath but i have one question.

    After changing the permalinks it redirect the url to second url then redirect it to a third one (actual link).

    How to minimize it. Isn’t it bad for seo.

    This is how it goes:

    https://androidtutorial.net/2017/02/10/how-to-use-odin-on-mac-osx {301}

    https://androidtutorial.net/10/how-to-use-odin-on-mac-osx {301}

    https://androidtutorial.net/how-to-use-odin-on-mac-osx/ <Actual Link>

    Is it possible if we are able to lower the redirects

    Hi Zunair,

    Well, there is no solution to this. You can disable the 301 but that will result in a 404. So, 301 is always better than a 404.

    Hope that helps and please do not hesitate to let us know if you need our assistance with anything else.

    Hello,

    Since we did not hear back from you for 15 days, we are assuming that you found the solution. We are closing this support ticket.

    If you still need assistance or any other help, please feel free to open a new support ticket, and we will be more than happy to assist.

    Thank you.

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