System-Generated Redirects | Yext Hitchhikers Platform

Automatic Redirects

These are redirects generated automatically by Yext in response to URL path updates for your live pages. Any time you have a template powered by a stream and the data in the stream changes for a given page the following steps will happen:

  1. The page will be republished at the new path.
  2. A redirect will automatically be created from the old path to the new, which is crucial for both SEO and user experience.

Example Scenario

  • Let’s say a business has an entity for a location in “New York City”.

  • The entity powers a live page, which is served at

  • The page’s path is powered by the slug field - which is set to “nyc”.


  • You update the slug field from “nyc” to “manhattan”.

  • Once the update is made in Content, Yext republishes the live page with the updated slug: and creates a redirect from “/nyc” to “/manhattan”.

  • When a site visitor makes a request for “/nyc”, the user is redirected to “/manhattan”.