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Site redirects

Site redirects are used when publishers need to redirect a legacy domain to a new domain or path.

For example, a publisher wants to close the site All requests should now go to By creating a site redirect, a publisher is able to ensure that when visitors access, they are re-routed to

Additionally, site redirects can re-direct legacy domains to URL paths. Using the example above, the site redirect routes a visitor to

Site redirects can be created from any site or from the Global site.

To create a site redirect:

  1. In the header, click |mi-add|.

  2. From the Create list, select Site Redirect. A blank content edit page appears.

  3. In the Name field, enter a name describing the purpose of the redirect.

  4. In the Site URLs field, enter URLs for retired content.

  5. In the Destination field, enter a URL with the content to display.

  6. Toggle on Transfer Matched Segments to transfer any matching segments from the source URL path to the target URL path.

  7. Toggle on Temporary to have the server send an HTTP 302 temporary redirect to the browser. If toggled off, the server sends a 301 permanent redirect.


    A temporary redirect instructs search engines to temporarily replace the older URL in their listings with the new one; however, the search engines continue to scan the site at the old URL and will deliver that page after you delete the temporary redirect.

  8. Under Query String, select one of the following:

    1. Ignore—The URL's query string is ignored.

    2. Modify—Allows you to modify the URL's query string by specifying the keys to keep, or by adding new ones.

    3. Preserve—The URL's query string is preserved.

  9. Complete your site's workflow and publish the site redirect.