Redirecting a web page or a whole website happens in two main ways: a 301 or 302 HTTP response code. In SEO terms, choosing the right code is crucial. This is because it sends a message to the search engine about how to deal with the redirected URL.By using a redirect response status code, a message comes from the server to tell the browser that the page no longer exists on a particular URL. Specifically, a 301 redirect will inform search engines about a page being moved permanently. When you hear the term “permanent,” it doesn’t mean forever. It simply denotes a timeline of a year or longer. After a year goes by, check if users are still redirected to your website. If this is still happening, find out where they are coming from. Then, you’ll need to fix the source before canceling the redirect.