Properly using an index page

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I changed my 'index' home page is it working correctly? I have kirkmcguire.com thats redirected to www.kirkmcguire.com but I always had a 'index page' http://kirkmcguire.com/html please check that all my home pages are correctly set up and advise me if there is an issue? Thank you! Kirk McGuire
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www.kirkmcguire.com works fine. The other one does not connect to your website.
It can use some grooming.
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Is there anything you can do with the overlapping text? How about the little ".html" popping out from behind the table?
I have a 'Google review' link? It is there on purpose. Or do you mean the 'hidden' text behind the table pic - that doesn't show unless you look at true page.? I am sure there is something. I just do not know what it is? I do not know enough to do all the things correctly.. I do get some of it right through trial and error. And suggestions in a way that I would understand? I'd totally appreciate any help at all. Kind regards, Kirk
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Did you build this site?
You can move the elements on the page. Left click and drag the element. Experiment with this tool and you'll get it. Select the text and drag it to a position so it won't overlap. You can move the table image to see what's underneath it or you can right click the element to layer the elements, move the image to the back to reveal what's underneath. Delete errant text, etc. Everyone here is learning by trial and error. It's a no pain no gain process. Study your tools by experimenting with them. Create a project, build it, change it or delete it. I've spent hundreds of hours practicing. Once you get a handle on the editing tools, you can slam a page together in minutes. The "html" peeking out from under the table could easily be moved or deleted. Left click it and drag it out where you can see it. Text elements are like images. The text is framed with a text box. An image has it's boundaries.
I have been doing everything you mention for way over a decade!!! Lol Realy? I'll get it? OMG!!! I know I have some mistakes.. But I am laughing. Not my first rodeo! I have been using this for at least 12-15 years. Duuuuugh! The way you describe this is hilarious! Like I'm a newbie two-year-old. Help? I am fine with but this beginner garb is just silly, come on. 

I have spent years and years change this site and not only know how it operates when it actually does operate. I also have done the SEO inside.. Self-taught by trial and error as well.. You are preaching to the choir! I start with a blank page and can make a webpage in minutes, or a site in a few hours. 'I get the just of it' for god's sake.. Just have a few things to clean up. Lol

Now Drew helps! Sorry, respectfully I don't need yours~
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These elements look pretty rookie. It's a critic, an observation. I didn't mean it to be demeaning. 
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Kirk4883, themieleman is another customer trying to be helpful, but does not have access to Homestead systems. I can assure you that Homestead did not change anything on your site, first and foremost, because we just don't edit sites without permission. Even with permission we will show you how to make the desired edits. Secondly, we are closed on the weekends and so no one would be in the office to make a change.

You site on the desktop seems to be working just fine. When you changed your Home(Index), did you edit the existing page? or did you create a new page and then Save As? If you did the Save As, you would need to add the redirect to the new page. I do see 2 meta names in the header, but is there a separate redirect code you got from your mobile site provider? If so, add it to the header in Sitebuilder and publish it.
Sadly it was the code I already had.. I placed it at the top of head tag and nothing!  
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Have they made a change? Earlier there were meta tags to bmobilized.com, now it is referencing Amazon cloudservices. Can their support look at your code and tell you what the issue is? I really have no experience with this company, so I really can't do much except show you where yo place the code, but you have that down already.
Funny you mention this? I noticed that! I will ask about it. But they just sent me the code? I will ask though. Thanks so much. KM
Hi Drew! So, I still feel I messed up in making a 'save as' copy of my original Homestead, Home/Index page. Since doing so things have not tracked or redirected properly. Though if you type in my url it seems fine and goes to my site. It is wrong.. My index page no longer works as it should and does not redirect to my actual sites .com and www. From tests I have run online I get alerts like these: Common homepage variations check failed

These URLs are accessible but they are not redirected to http://www.kirkmcguire.com/

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Please help me get this figured out... I had called Homestead last week and the person I tried to explain it to did not seem to understand what I was trying to tell her
Of course, I might not know exactly how to tell it in the right 'lingo'? Please advise? I truly appreciate getting my site back on track, it has been fine until I changed the index and deleted the original after 'saving as' to make the new index page. Many thanks in advance. Kind regards, Kirk

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Yea, so you saved over the header code as it was with the new homepage. Currently there does not seem to be any redirect code at all on the index page. Your mobile site is the desktop site. The code that is in your header is a bit of a mess. I would remove it all and enter only the redirect code. Then add back the rest if it is needed.
This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Proper redirect from index page?.

changed my 'index' home page is it working correctly? I have kirkmcguire.com thats redirected to www.kirkmcguire.com but I always had a 'index page' http://www.kirkmcguire.com/index.html please check that all my home pages are correctly set up and advise me if there is an issue? Thank you! Kirk McGuire

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