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How Long To Keep Redirected Url


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#1 Marchy

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Posted 01 December 2010 - 12:22 PM

I have changed listings in a directory for another directory. So I have redirect301 the old urls to the new ones. This was only to tell search engine that this page is now there. There was no backlink to any of them. How long should I leave it in my htaccess?

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Posted 01 December 2010 - 01:05 PM

If you are confident there are no links pointing to the old URL, you can remove the redirect after you see the old URL vanish AND the new URL in the search index. You could wait 1 month after that just to be sure, I suppose, but I don't think there would be any need to wait.

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Posted 01 December 2010 - 05:10 PM

I would just leave it. It shouldn't be any big deal to keep in the htaccess.

#4 Michael Martinez

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Posted 01 December 2010 - 06:08 PM

QUOTE(Jill @ Dec 1 2010, 02:10 PM) View Post
I would just leave it. It shouldn't be any big deal to keep in the htaccess.


Unless you end up doing a lot of redirects. A huge .htaccess file has to be processed for every fetch operation. On a busy server, that eats into CPU time.




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