Redirect HTML page is done using the meta refresh for fallback purposes in the head section of a HTML i.e. replace old page with the URL of the page you need to redirect to.
This is the simplest way to Redirect HTML page i.e. one URL to another URL with the Meta Refresh tag.
We need to place this meta tag inside the <head> at the top portion of any HTML page like below:
<meta http-equiv="refresh" content="seconds; url=URL" />
<meta http-equiv="refresh" content="0; url=http://example.com/" />
Suppose, we’ve just moved our website to a new location and we need to close the old page. So, we don’t want all pages from the old site to give a 404 Not Found message. The only thing is we need to redirect those old links to the new site.
Read Also: Meta Tags in HTML
Note to remember that HTML meta refresh redirect is just a client side redirect and this is not a 301 permanent redirect. And a 0 seconds time interval is considered by Google like a hint for 301 redirect of page rank transfer.
<!DOCTYPE html> <html> <head> <meta http-equiv="refresh" content="0; url=http://example.com/" /> </head> <body> <p>The page has moved to: <a href="http://example.com/">this page</a></p> </body> </html>