Search Illustrated: 301 And 302 Redirects Explained
Moving a website from one domain to another? The safest way to make the move is to use “redirects” which alert the search engines, so that you don’t damage or lose your current rankings after the move.
But redirects always inspire questions. Which type should I use? What will happen to all my links? Are they permanent or temporary? This week’s infographic illustrates the differences between 301 and 302 redirects:
Graphic by Elliance, an eMarketing firm specializing in results-driven search engine marketing, web site design, and outbound eMarketing campaigns. The firm is the creator of the ennect online marketing toolkit. The Search Illustrated column appears Tuesdays at Search Engine Land.
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