Redirects ensure users don't find dead or error pages on Mass.gov. Learn how to request one.
Redirects (also known as Drupal-to-Drupal redirects) allow you to steer traffic from a page that's been removed from Mass.gov to a new or existing page. If someone types in a URL for a page that no longer exists, they will automatically be redirected to a page you have specified.
The redirect process also preserves your content’s search engine ranking.
Note the Node ID and URL of the page you are removing. You'll need to include that and the same information for the page to which you are redirecting traffic.
Use the Pages Linking Here tool to see which pages the page you are removing is linked from. You'll need to manually remove links to the page you are eliminating from the site and replace those links with ones for the page to which you are redirecting traffic.
Trash the page you want to redirect. Choose "Trash" from the Change to dropdown menu at the bottom of the editing screen.
How to Trash a page
Note: Drupal-to-Drupal redirects require the Mass Digital team to permanently delete the old content that you send to Trash. Make sure you have everything you need from the old page before making this request, as it can’t be undone.