Rewrite a portion of URL

Posted on 2013-06-07
Medium Priority
Last Modified: 2013-06-17
I need help rewriting a URL, please.
Here are 3 examples of the wrong URL.  I think I have 10 being indexed by google, and I would like them to point to the correct location.


I need them to redirect to these paths (and up to 10 variations of the ending).

Please note I already have code like this in .htaccss, which works for me
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
RewriteRule ^(.*)$ view_profile.php?mem_id=$1

# Make all requests have the www. in them
RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^mydomain\.com [NC]
RewriteRule ^(.*)$ http://www.mydomain.com/$1 [R=301,L]

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I also have this code which is working well for me too, in .htaccss

#  http://www.seomoz.org/learn-seo/redirection
#  http://perishablepress.com/case-insensitive-redirectmatch/

#  http://www.mydomain.com/view_profile.php/WWW.MYsPACE.COM/view_profile.php?mem_id=95201
#  http://www.mydomain.com/view_profile.php/WWW.MYsPACE.COM/shared_layouts.php?mem_id=95201
#  http://www.mydomain.com/view_profile.php/WWW.mYSpACE.cOM/shared_videos.php?mem_id=95201
#  http://www.mydomain.com/view_profile.php/WWw.MySPACE.COM/send_message.php?mem_id=95201
RedirectMatch 301 (?i)/view_profile.php/WWW.MYSPACE.COM/(.*)       http://www.mydomain.com/$1
RedirectMatch 301 (?i)/view_profile.php/MYSPACE.COM/(.*)           http://www.mydomain.com/$1
RedirectMatch 301 (?i)/view_profile.php/www.facebook.com/(.*)      http://www.mydomain.com/$1
RedirectMatch 301 (?i)/view_profile.php/facebook.com/(.*)          http://www.mydomain.com/$1
RedirectMatch 301 (?i)/view_profile.php/www.vampirefreaks.com/(.*) http://www.mydomain.com/$1
RedirectMatch 301 (?i)/view_profile.php/vampirefreaks.com/(.*)     http://www.mydomain.com/$1
RedirectMatch 301 (?i)/view_profile.php/www.twitter.com/(.*)       http://www.mydomain.com/$1
RedirectMatch 301 (?i)/view_profile.php/twitter.com/(.*)           http://www.mydomain.com/$1
RedirectMatch 301 (?i)/view_profile.php/www....com/(.*)            http://www.mydomain.com/$1

#  http://www.mydomain.com/view_profile.php/kyhlgoesboom.tumblr.com/rank_band.php
RedirectMatch 301 (?i)/view_profile.php/kyhlgoesboom.tumblr.com/(.*) http://www.mydomain.com/$1

#  http://www.mydomain.com/view_profile.php/subscribe_blog.php
#  http://www.mydomain.com/view_profile.php/block_user.php
#  http://www.mydomain.com/view_profile.php/view_mem_blog.php
RedirectMatch 301 (?i)/view_profile.php/(.*)       http://www.mydomain.com/$1

#  http://www.mydomain.com/statusnotifications.php/login.php
RedirectMatch 301 (?i)/statusnotifications.php/login.php  http://www.mydomain.com/statusnotifications.php

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The key is that /twitter.com/ seems be incorrectly inserted in my path and I need to redirect to the correct path.

Thank you.
Question by:U_S_A
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Expert Comment

ID: 39231134
you do not seem to be asking a question there

can you please try and be explicit regarding what you expect and what actually happens ?

Author Comment

ID: 39231202
How do I redirect requests for http://www.mydomain.com/twitter.com/blogpublic.php to http://www.mydomain.com/blogpublic.php 

How do I redirect requests for http://www.mydomain.com/twitter.com/boyandgirls.php to http://www.mydomain.com/boyandgirls.php 

How do I redirect requests for http://www.mydomain.com/twitter.com/band.php to http://www.mydomain.com/band.php
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Accepted Solution

skullnobrains earned 2000 total points
ID: 39231229
RewriteRule http://www.mydomain.com/twitter.com/(blogpublic.php|boyandgirls.php|band.php) http://www.mydomain.com/$1

or rather

RewriteRule /twitter.com/(.*) /$1

this should work also using redirectmatch

if you need more help, try and state
- this is what i type in my browser
- this is where i expect to be redirected
- this is where i end up

do the other redirections work ?
what shows in the log ? did you activate the rewrite log ? verbose ?

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