Opened 4 years ago

Closed 4 years ago

Last modified 4 years ago

#5528 closed defect (bug) (fixed)

Redirect misc broken homepage links

Reported by: jonoaldersonwp's profile jonoaldersonwp Owned by: dd32's profile dd32
Milestone: Priority: low
Component: General Keywords: seo


The following URLs should trigger a 301 redirect to
In each case, special consideration should be given to ensure that the various forms of character encoding correctly trigger the redirect (e.g., a 'space' character, vs %20, curly brackets vs econded formats, etc).

  • target=
  • rel=
  •” target=
  •' rel='external nofollow

NB, Bing Search Console reports over 13,000 links pointing at these URLs, so 'reclaiming' these should have a marked impact on PageRank flow to/through these URLs.

Change History (3)

#1 @dd32
4 years ago

  • Owner set to dd32
  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from new to closed

In 10487:

Redirects: Catch some malformed URL requests and redirect it to a better location.

Fixes #5528.

#2 @dd32
4 years ago

In 10488:

Redirects: If the redirect trimmed it back to , canonical needs at least a single slash as the path component of the URL.

See #5528.

#3 @dd32
4 years ago

In 10497:

Redirects: Trim off the sub directory path prefix before attempting to handle malformed urls.

See #5528, #5531.

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