In EverWeb’s latest release (1.3), one of the main features added was the ability to include 301 redirects. In case you are unfamiliar with 301 redirects, here is a quick explanation, along with a reason as to why they can be important.
A 301 redirect allows you to essentially change one URL to another. So for example, let’s say before using EverWeb, you had an iWeb site and the URL for the main page was www.jeremysgolfshop.com/Sites/Welcome.html. Now that you are using EverWeb, you have published the EverWeb version of your website, which is located at www.jeremysgolfshop.com. The problem is that the URL www.jeremysgolfshop.com/Sites/Welcome.html still exists, and users are finding it in search engines and visiting your old site. The 301 redirects feature allows you to automatically redirect the user from www.jeremysgolfshop.com/Sites/Welcome.html to www.jeremysgolfshop.com.
This works just beyond your main page on your site. You can set this up for every single page on your website. It also tells search engines that you have permanently changed the URL from the old one to the new one. This should help you to maintain your current search engine rankings.
To learn how to use this feature, please refer to the video tutorial below. Please keep in mind that this feature is specific to the EverWeb hosting plan. Any user who is currently using the EverWeb Standalone version is welcome to upgrade their plans at any time. Just send us an email and let us know you wish to upgrade.
EverWeb, is our all new, easy to use website builder for OS X. With EverWeb, anyone can quickly and easy create professional websites without writing any code or having any technical background. You can learn more on the EverWeb website.