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Re-Direct and SEO
« on: October 25, 2014, 06:36:29 AM »
Many webmasters creates re-directs for their websites. Do these re-directs are helpful for SEO campaign ?

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Re: Re-Direct and SEO
« Reply #1 on: October 27, 2014, 07:53:59 AM »
What are you wanting to do?
Redirects are for sending people from one place to another, often without the visitor knowing anything. So, with the possible exception of the case shown in the second link below, unless you need to do that you won't be using redirects anyway.

Redirects are a kind of housekeeping service that helps site visitors to get to where, hopefully, they want to go and to tell search engines much the same thing. There's several different types of redirects though and you want to use the right one for each task that you have. So, redirects don't have much purpose for SEO using them wrongly can affect your rankings.
Here's a link to two pages that have some useful info that should cover most of what you need to know:
Why use redirects
A guide to 301 redirects for SEO
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Re: Re-Direct and SEO
« Reply #2 on: October 27, 2014, 09:16:03 AM »
What are you wanting to do?
Redirects are for sending people from one place to another, often without the visitor knowing anything. So, with the possible exception of the case shown in the second link below, unless you need to do that you won't be using redirects anyway.

Redirects are a kind of housekeeping service that helps site visitors to get to where, hopefully, they want to go and to tell search engines much the same thing. There's several different types of redirects though and you want to use the right one for each task that you have. So, redirects don't have much purpose for SEO using them wrongly can affect your rankings.
Here's a link to two pages that have some useful info that should cover most of what you need to know:
Why use redirects
A guide to 301 redirects for SEO


I have read at some places that re-directs are used to get high traffic from various re-sources. Is it correct

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Re: Re-Direct and SEO
« Reply #3 on: October 27, 2014, 01:22:21 PM »
That is not SEO

If you have eyeballs and you redirect them to other pages that is not SEO.
SEO stands for Search Engine Optimisation and is about improving rankings in search engines and increasing site traffic through improved positioning in search engines.

However if you are misleading people into visiting your pages then you could impact your search engine rankings negatively. You could do worse than read Google's Webmaster Guidelines for, well, guidance.