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#1373734 by Harvey from Woodbridge
Tue Jun 13, 2017 5:18 pm

So I've just done my first 301 redirect, from this page...

[Domain Private]

To this...

[Domain Private]

(There was a spelling mistake in the file name.)

This is what I did...

1) Upload the new page
2) Delete the old page, using the 301 option.

I just checked the link using a site called This is the report...


[Domain Private]

HTTP/1.1 302 Found
Date: Tue, 13 Jun 2017 16:03:13 GMT
Server: Apache
Location: [Domain Private]
Cache-Control: max-age=600
Expires: Tue, 13 Jun 2017 16:13:13 GMT
Vary: Accept-Encoding
Content-Length: 236
Content-Type: text/html; charset=iso-8859-1

[Domain Private]

HTTP/1.1 200 OK
Date: Tue, 13 Jun 2017 16:03:14 GMT
Server: Apache
Accept-Ranges: bytes
Vary: Accept-Encoding
Access-Control-Allow-Credentials: true
X-Request-Country: US, United States
Cache-Control: max-age=0, no-cache
Content-Length: 23196
Content-Type: text/html

I thought a 302 was a temporary redirect, which isn't what I want.

Any thoughts???

All the best,
#1373741 by Harvey from Woodbridge
Tue Jun 13, 2017 7:57 pm
I'm very concerned about this so dug into it deeper.

I searched for posts from SBIers who had used 301 redirects and stated which pages they had redirected. The only example I found was this from Claude... ... story.html

Guess what? That's also a 302 redirect, not a 301.

As far as I understand it, using a 302 when a 301 is appropriate can cause serious Google issues.

All the best,
#1373744 by Harvey from Woodbridge
Tue Jun 13, 2017 8:15 pm
Thanks, Jacki, I'll contact them tomorrow as I'm going out for the evening. Wanted to post it here to alert anyone else who's used 301 redirects. Just read this (my bolding)...

Many webmasters would like to know more about the difference between a 301 and 302 redirect. To a user they seem to work the same way, but they aren’t the same as far as search engines are concerned. Search engines sense the different types of redirects, and handle them differently. A 301 redirect means that the page has permanently moved to a new location. A 302 redirect means that the move is only temporary. Search engines need to figure out whether to keep the old page, or replace it with the one found at the new location. If the wrong type of redirect has been set up, search engines may become confused, resulting in a loss of traffic.


All the best,
#1373746 by Laura from Golden
Tue Jun 13, 2017 8:47 pm
Hi Harvey,

Thanks for bringing this to our attention. The programming team has been alerted. They are looking into this as we 'speak'.

Best regards,
SiteSell Support Team

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