Creating redirects for hard-to-remember URLs is quite useful. You can use it to create URLs you can easily give to people outside your organization. “Just visit http://mycompany.com/meeting to schedule a meeting” is easier to tell people than giving them a long, complicated link to a meeting scheduling page. You can use public link-shortening services to create short links.

Creating redirects on your own site

There are many ways to create your own redirects, depending on your level of comfort with technology and your specific website configuration.

Redirect using your .htaccess file
Redirect if you are running WordPress and have administrator access
Redirect without administrator access or on non-Wordpress
Get-it-Done Guy resources

Episode 429: Using Redirects and Shortcuts

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