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Why Is My Redirect URL Ranking?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by bigwhite, May 14, 2012.

  1. bigwhite

    bigwhite Regular Member

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    So basically I made a bunch of redirects to this site because the URL's looked horrible. I was checking my rankings and my URL/product.html is not ranking but URL/product.html%Fsef_rewrite%3D1 is ranking....

    Why is it ranking that URL and not the regular one?
     
  2. bigwhite

    bigwhite Regular Member

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    Nobody has any idea? Surely we have a few experts around.
     
  3. yeasin33

    yeasin33 Junior Member

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    Possibility is, you might be linking to your redirectable url, from pages. Very Bad!
     
  4. milian

    milian Power Member

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    How long have the redirects been in place? I've seen Google take a couple of weeks + to update the urls in the SERPS and sometimes while its dancing around you will get odd urls appearing.

    Are you sure they are 301 redirects? if they are 302's they may stay in the SERPS.

    What are you using ti redirect, that code looks like it could be a joomal plugin?
     
  5. lanbo

    lanbo Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Same thing happened to me using a JS redirec