A page redirect is a process in which a web page is redirected to a different URL than the one it was originally requested. This can be done for various reasons, such as correcting a mistyped URL, updating a webpage with a new URL, or redirecting traffic from an old website to a new one.

There are several ways to implement a page redirect, including:

  1. Server-side redirect: A server-side redirect is performed by the web server when a user requests a webpage. The server responds to the browser with the new URL, and the browser loads the new page.
  2. Client-side redirect: The browser performs a client-side redirect using JavaScript or a meta refresh tag. The browser loads the new page without needing the server to send a response.
  3. HTTP redirect: An HTTP redirect is a server-side redirect that uses HTTP status codes to redirect a user to a new page. There are several different types of HTTP redirects, including 301 (permanent redirect), 302 (temporary redirect), and 307 (temporary redirect that preserves the original request method).
  4. Redirect Service: A third-party web-based program redirects a URL to a different location. Used mostly for affiliate marketing to hide the affiliate URL, preventing link hijacking and commission theft. Some popular redirect services are BuildRedirtects, Bitly, and EasyRedir.
  5. WordPress Redirect Plugins: Redirect Plugins for WordPress are another way to control your page redirects and maintain full control at a lower overall cost. Thirsty Affiliates, Pretty Links, and URL Shortener Pro are highly rated plugins.

Use the appropriate type of redirect for your specific needs is important. For example, a permanent redirect (301) should be used when you are permanently moving a webpage to a new URL, while a temporary redirect (302) should be used when you are temporarily redirecting a webpage to a new URL.