If you've ever moved or retired an important Web page or website, you've probably wanted to set up a redirect—a way for users to go from the defunct URL to another page, and all without getting those annoying Page Not Found errors. The new Redirects and Bookmarks page explains how to set these up on EERE.

If you want to set up a redirect, you have two options: a seamless redirect or a bookmark.

  • Seamless redirects automatically take your users from one URL to a new one.
  • Bookmarks redirect your users from the old URL to a bookmark page. This is a short, brand-new HTML Web page that tells users that the old content is gone and encourages them to update their bookmarks and links.

Seamless redirects and bookmarks are usually temporary and are taken down after 6 or 12 months.

As always, if you have any questions you can ask in the blog comments or send an email to the Communication Standards webmaster. We're always glad to answer your questions!