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302 Or 301 Redirection From Main Domain To A Language Specific Page?


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#1 Husein

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Posted 23 April 2011 - 06:05 AM

I have a clients website that their web developers made to redirect visitors with 302 status code based on visitor location from the main domain etc. example.com to a language specific section example.com/bg/ or /en/ or /de/.

My question is, is this redirection the best choice or it's better in this case to use 301?

If 301 redirection is better, what time will take for a Google bot to update the information and the new destinations to receive a link value, and will the existing links to the main domain pass value to the language specific pages?

Thanks!

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Posted 23 April 2011 - 07:58 AM

Doesn't really matter, The major search engines are not likely to encounter the redirection as they are all from the US.


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Posted 23 April 2011 - 10:57 PM

I would implement it in a different way.

Have the redirect as hidden as possible so search engines just index what they find. Maybe as a refresh redirect or even a popup javascript window asking if they want to change language (friendlier than forcing a language on someone!)

Ensure you have cross language links on all pages so the spiders can find all the language variations.

Make sure you mark-up pages to indicate their language like this:

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<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" lang="en" xml:lang="en">


And where translations of the page are:

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<link rel=”alternate” hreflang="es" href="http://www.domain.com/es/the-page" />





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