Google’s Matt Cutts Offering More Detailed Video Search Tips

The Google Webmaster Blog announced a new format for Google’s Matt Cutts video tutorials. Instead of the short minute or so videos, Matt will also be offering more detailed videos that are longer and more flushed out.

Google explained, “instead of only focusing on quick answers to specific questions, we’ve created some longer videos which cover important webmaster-related topics.” The first video answers a question on if there is a limit on the number of 301 redirects you can have.

Matt explains that there is no limit in the number of 301 redirects from a site to another site. For example, if you are migrating tens of thousands of pages from one site to another, you can set up 301 redirects for all of the pages. But there is a limit of about 4 or 5 hops in a redirect. For example, you have page A that redirects to Page B that redirects to Page C and then to Page D, it might not follow up to or including Page D.

To date, Google has over 375 videos on their YouTube Google Webmaster Help Channel. Currently, most around about a minute or so long, but the more detailed versions are coming soon.

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Related Topics: Channel: SEO | Google: SEO | Google: Webmaster Central | SEO: Redirects & Moving Sites


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  • schmeetz

    Did he just referenced the Princess Bride??

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