Guitars, Banjoes, and 301 redirects

Guitar and Banjo

Chords and Tabs

I have run an archive of guitar/banjo/ukulele/bass chords and tabs at matthewgruman.com for years, and have moved them over here. If you’re seeing something unexpected then you’ve arrived via a 301 redirect (more on that later), but the base content is still here. I’ve removed extras and reorganized for consistency, but please let me know if you see anything out of place!

You can view the archive from its Project Page.

301 Redirects

A quick web search for “SEO 301″ will teach you way more about this than I ever can, but basically it’s a way to redirect users to other places without losing much Page Rank (depending on sources you retain 85% – 100%), while other methods will punish your placement in Google’s results. It’s also a fairly seamless way for your users to retain access to your content while making server changes without punishing them.

I’m using the same URL and link structure in both cases so it was pretty easy. You can use the following code, replacing my URLs with yours, to do the same:

Edit your public root .htaccess file to read as follows:

RewriteEngine on
RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^matthewgruman.com [NC,OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^www.matthewgruman.com [NC]
RewriteRule ^(.*)$ https://gruman.co/$1 [L,R=301,NC]

Photo by Matheus Ferrero.