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#1 EddyGonzalez

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Posted 14 February 2014 - 07:06 AM

Hi need some advice on the following please. I'm about to map about a domain redirect from:

 

www.domain1.com to www.domain2.com

 

domain1 has been active for many years and has over 1000 pages. Domain2 was purchased 2 months ago and has no content (its just the domain).

 

currently domain2 301 redirects to domain1 however this will be reversed and domain2 will start to be used instead. The mappings a pretty simple, its basically copying the old content and moving it to the new domain.

 

What I would like to know is this. Is it worth switching the redirect from domain2 to domain1 from a 301 to 302 so that domain2 starts to get indexed? would this even work? would there be any benefit in doing this prior to the migration?

 

thanks

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Posted 14 February 2014 - 07:49 AM

 

Is it worth switching the redirect from domain2 to domain1 from a 301 to 302 so that domain2 starts to get indexed? would this even work? would there be any benefit in doing this prior to the migration

 

Yes, yes and no.



#3 EddyGonzalez

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Posted 14 February 2014 - 08:36 AM

that's great thanks.



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Posted 14 February 2014 - 11:18 AM

sorry just one other point. if there is no benefit of doing this before migration why is it worth switching from a 301 to a 302?



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Posted 14 February 2014 - 11:39 AM

All perceived value in using a 302-redirect was quietly destroyed by Google over a year ago. They now treat 302s as if they are 301s in many cases, and they don't explain what the few exceptions are.

Years ago, however, 302 was used as a way to prevent Google and other search engines from associating toxic links with new domains, while preserving click-through traffic.

I have been meaning to test a new status code for redirects to see if there is a way to NOT pass value like with a 301/302 but just haven't had the time and energy to set it up.
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#6 chrishirst

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Posted 14 February 2014 - 05:28 PM

 

... ... and has no content (its just the domain).

 

Why would you want to redirect to an empty site?



#7 EddyGonzalez

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Posted 20 February 2014 - 11:10 AM

 

Why would you want to redirect to an empty site?

 

It's currently empty but will have content in a few days time. Since it is currently empty it is redirecting. When all the content gest migrated to it, the old site will redirect to it.






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