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Was it a bad idea to redirect using the htacess option in Yoast SEO instead of regular?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by freckletone, Feb 2, 2016.

  1. freckletone

    freckletone Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    It's the same thing right? I was lazy so I did a 301 using the htacess option in Yoast instead of the file manager in Direct Admin

    It's the same right?

    how do I know if Google recognizes the 301? When i type in google site:eek:lddomain.com it shows the listing with the new site's name and description.. so that means its recognized right?

    It's been maybe 10 days and none of the links for the old domain are showing up in ahrefs for the new domain.. but when i look at the old domain that i redirected they all show up including a brand new link I just earned... but they don't show at all for the new domain...
     
  2. Bladharkje

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    I believe they both change the .htacces file so it should be the same. You can test it here: http://www.redirect-checker.org/

    Also Ahrefs is a 3-rd party and it can take quite a while before they find new links.
     
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  3. freckletone

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    thanks.. I don't get though how the old domain got a new link that shows up in ahrefs but it doesn't show up for the new domain..

    there's over 40 referring domains in the old domain showing up in ahrefs but zero of those links are showing for the new domain ...

    I checked it with the redirect tool and looks ok i think