A redirect is a Web page (which has no content) or service that sends the reader to another Web address (page). There are several reasons a site owner may need to create or have a redirect:
- a specific page within a site has a new URL, but the old URL exists in print (or appears in other media)
- the need exists for a shorter and/or easy-to-remember address
- a shortened URL may be desired for posting on social media, such as Twitter (this is usually created using UC’s bit.ly account)
To request a redirect or for assistance creating a CQ redirect contact: CQSupport@uc.edu.