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301 and its effects

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by parasitus84, Dec 1, 2012.

  1. parasitus84

    parasitus84 Regular Member

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    Hi,

    can a 301 redirect of a SINGLE URL can be harmful for the rankings of the other kws/urls on this site?

    Thanks!
     
  2. parasitus84

    parasitus84 Regular Member

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    bump!
     
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    parasitus84 Regular Member

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  4. Endire

    Endire Elite Member Premium Member

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    Parasitus84,

    Great question here. It would depend on what you are redirecting from. The 301 is code for a permenant redirect so any authority (and penalties) are passed on to the URL being redirected to. So in essence if you are redirecting a "dirty" URL to one that is "clean", then it could be harmful. All those things being equal though, no it shouldn't be harmful.

    You also want to promote a good user experience. If you are redirecting a URL who's content and rich snippet in search has nothing to do with the new URL, then it could be harmful from a user standpoint. So someone would land on a page that they were not expecting and may leave.

    In general they are not harmful if used correctly.

    Here is more info on them,

    http://support.google.com/webmasters/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=93633

    Hope that answers your question,

    Shawn
     
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  5. seoways

    seoways Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member UnGagged Attendee

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    It completely depends upon what you are redirecting.. If you are redirecting a healthy URL then nothing to bother with it