How to set up a 301 Redirect on Weebly
If when setting up your SEO on Weebly, you make an error with your permalink, either from a typo or a mistake cos you were uninformed, do not worry. You can set up a 301 Redirect.
The 301 Redirect on Weebly is a very useful thing to have.
The permalink is as it suggests 'permenant'. But thankfully you can maniplulate Weebly to you hearts content.
Let's say that when you set up your page and give it the 'page title' of Kassala, as I did. And I hit publish, submitted 'kassala' to Google for indexing, the permalink was automatically set to whitemonkey travels.weebly/kassala. html and then months later I figured out that getting a page ranked with such a URL was pretty darn impossible. I had dabbled with ways to 'fix' badly named permalinks and was faced with a never ending series of 404 Error Page Not Founds. Irritating to say the least. I blocked the URL, hid the pages from Google. I tried everything.
So I badly needed to change the permalink 'kassala'. I wanted to rename it 'khatmiyya mosque kassala' Deleting the page and creating a new one never worked. The old page will exist forever. So I found by trial an error that Weebly made this easy.
Under the SETTINGS tab and then SEO tab, at the bottom is the 301 Redirect. So having changed the permalink on the SETTINGS of the relevant page to 'khatmiyya mosque kassala' and hit publish, all you have to do is to enter the old permalink, on the 301 Redirect page, in this case 'kassala' and then add the new name. Scroll down to find the said page and hit save. So now any page searches that land on the old 'kassala' page will be automatically be redirected. Easy eh.!