I am trying to set up 301 redirects from old (external) site to new (BC) site. Old site was set up as sub-directory of original web vendors website e.g.
Equivalent URL for new BC site is
Assuming it's possible to redirect from the oid site to the new, what would I enter into the 'Old URL' field of the import spreadsheet per the example above? I have made several attempts and received an error each time.
Thanks for any assistance.
Tried that, along with other permutations (e.g. no http, with and without www) but the system throws an error:
ERROR: [ Destination URL - ERROR: The Page URL either contains invalid characters or has an invalid extension (use .htm, .html or no extension).]. Import process failed on record:  Please ensure 1) mandatory columns are present, 2) all products have Product Codes defined, which should be unique (if importing products)
It is because your putting the full url in.
If you exported the redirect file from BC you need to follow the guides in that carefully.
Your old url is /something.html and the new one is /newlink
No www etc.
It is under BC but the same domain so all google and co is worried about is not knowing to redirect to the new link.
It's not the same domain, that's the issue. Note my original message. The old site is:
i.e. the top-level domain for the old site is 'oldvendor.com'. The website I need to redirect is housed in a folder under the root called 'websitename'. The old web vendor forwarded that URL to 'websitename.com'.
The TLD for the new BC site is 'websitename.com' i.e. no URL forwarding. The home page for the new site is named 'home.html.
I have tried redirecting '/home.htm' (old site) to '/home.html' (new site) and receive the same error noted above.
I have been redirecting pages with BC for years, so I know how the process works. This is the first time I have attempted to redirect pages housed in a sub-directory however.
So I ask the question again, is this possible, and if so, what syntax should be used for the 'Old URL' field on the import spreadsheet?
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