cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 

pdf redirect

crusty
Grafter
Posts: 90
Registered: 30-07-2007

pdf redirect

I have a link going direct to pdf documents on one site eg www.one.com/blah.pdf. The pdf's are moving to a new web site www.two.com/blah.pdf.
These pdfs are coming up very high in Google. I was hoping if I changed them to redirects Google would follow. Also for those that have a link in their web site to these pdfs it will be broken when I move them to the new url.
I have been advised to use the htaccess method. Will this work on plusnet?
4 REPLIES
oliverb
Grafter
Posts: 606
Registered: 02-08-2007

Re: pdf redirect

htaccess redirects definitely do work, but be aware that there are some quirks to Plusnet's platform that can break some of the common htaccess examples given on the web, so test everything that you can!
crusty
Grafter
Posts: 90
Registered: 30-07-2007

Re: pdf redirect

wilco thanks oliverb
crusty
Grafter
Posts: 90
Registered: 30-07-2007

Re: pdf redirect

FYI This method worked a treat.
http://www.javascriptkit.com/howto/htaccess7.shtml
Thanks for the help
oliverb
Grafter
Posts: 606
Registered: 02-08-2007

Re: pdf redirect

I forgot you could use "Redirect".
That's part of mod_alias I think and a lot easier than using mod_rewrite which I was thinking of.