Which redirect should I use?

Which redirect should I use?

A 301 redirect is a server-side redirect which redirects users from URL A to URL B, while signaling to search engines that URL A’s content has been permanently moved to URL B. When it comes to redirects, the 301 redirect usually is your best choice.

Is a 301 redirect good?

A 301 redirect passes all ranking power from the old URL to the new URL, and is most commonly used when a page has been permanently moved or removed from a website. 301 is one of many possible HTTP status codes, some of which you’ve probably heard of (including 404 – Not Found, 403 – Forbidden and, 500 – Server Error).

When to use a 302 vs a 301?

A 301 redirect means that the page has permanently moved to a new location. A 302 redirect means that the move is only temporary. Search engines need to figure out whether to keep the old page, or replace it with the one found at the new location.

Do 302 redirects affect SEO?

When used correctly, a 302 redirect will not hurt your SEO efforts. When you choose this type of redirect, the original page remains indexed in Google and no value (link equity) is transferred to the new URL because Google knows this is just temporary.

When should I use HTTP 303?

A 303 See Other is an HTTP status code that indicates that the resource you requested is located at another URI (address) by using the GET HTTP method. In other words, it’s a status response code informing you that the URL you’re trying to access is redirecting you to another URL.

What does 303 mean in coding?

See Other
A 303 redirect is a response to an HTTP status code 303, which is also called a “See Other” status code. Experts describe the specific type of redirect as a response to a request for a Unified Resource Identifier (URI) that identifies a real-world object. A 303 redirect may also be called HTTP 303.

What is a 301 redirect and how does it work?

Changes to the website protocol: If you encrypt your website with an SSL certificate using https, a 301 redirect is a practical way of redirecting your site from http to https.

What is the difference between a 302 and a 303 redirect?

In reality, a 302 just means “Object Moved”, or “Found”, which, if accompanied by a target URL, browsers and servers interpret as a redirect. But with no target URL, they will happily stay there, and it’s not an error. In reality, a 303 is what most SEO’s think a 302 is. A 303 means “See Other”.

What happens when Google sees a permanent 301 or 308 redirect?

When Google sees a permanent 301 or 308 redirect, it removes the old page from the index and replaces it with the page from the new location. The question is how this affects the ranking of the page?

Do 301 or 302 redirects pass on all page rank?

Both 301 and 302 redirects pass on all page rank, when implemented correctly. 301 redirects are an effective way to avoid duplicate content and other issues, and are generally intended for permanent use. 302 redirects should only be used to a limited extent and for temporary redirects, as Google does not index the destination URLs.

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