My goal is to provide a guide that will help you understand how you can use the .htaccess file to impact your website’s search engine optimization.
When I first started building websites the .htaccess file was an enigma. This was because I was in deep over my head on many levels. I did not understand the Apache webserver. I did not understand RegEx (regular expressions).
Between the two of these knowledge gaps I did not comprehend much of anything in the .htaccess file that came with my CMS.
Because of my ignorance I searched for information. I found that there was a lack of resources that break things down simply.
Years have passed. I have learned more than I ever thought there would be to learn.
I hope you find this information helpful. It would not be possible if it were not for the developers and SEOs who freely shared their insights and knowledge with me.