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Question about a website redirecting (refresh) to another page when visited automatically

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by hatterftw1, Jul 21, 2012.

  1. hatterftw1

    hatterftw1 Power Member

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    If I have a URL redirect(refresh) on a website of mine that when someone visits my website say 5-10 seconds later after landing on the site they are redirected to a different page on this site same site, will this have any bad affects on my website like it getting de-indexed by the search engines?

    <meta http-equiv="refresh" content="N; URL=other-web-address">
     
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    webdesign Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Yes.

    If you want to redirect users while 'fooling' bots, you'll need a more advance technique.
    Obviously there will always a be a risk, but if you want to do it properly do some checks on the useragent/refer and redirect based on that via PHP.

    For instance, if all your traffic comes from a few particular sites.. only redirect if the refer matches their root domain.
     
  3. hatterftw1

    hatterftw1 Power Member

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    well i would say 95% of this one sites traffic comes from search engine traffic, so does that change anything?
     
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    hatterftw1 Power Member

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    does anyone know about this?