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What is 302 and 301 redirect ?

Discussion in 'Search Engine Optimization' started by aslamdoctor, Oct 25, 2012.

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    I was scanning my website through some free SEO tools and found that some of the URLs on my website are showing 302 redirect.
    I saw some suggestions like convert 302 redirect into 301 and it will be fixed. But I have no idea what is 302 and what is 301.
    Any suggestions what is 302 redirect and how to convert it into 301 ?

    Thanks in advance.
    SEMrush
     
    aslamdoctor, Oct 25, 2012 IP
    SEMrush
  2. ddcireland11

    ddcireland11 Greenhorn

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    This is also new topic for me , so thanks for sharing so nice and so use full information sharing with us.
     
    ddcireland11, Oct 25, 2012 IP
  3. Seoart1

    Seoart1 Peon

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    Very simple, 302 temporary redirect and 301 is permanent redirect.
    302 redirect tells search bots that this link is temporarily shifted and 301 tells it is forever removed. Google recommend 301 redirect if you`re removing any link forever.
     
    Seoart1, Oct 25, 2012 IP
  4. aslamdoctor

    aslamdoctor Peon

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    Let me explain this More

    I have the website domains created this way for opening same site in different languages like below
    en.xyz.com
    es.xyz.com
    de.xyz.com
    it.xyz.com

    And these 4 are the only URLs that are throwing 302 redirect error.
    I am using PHP's Symfony framework for developing the site and it has a feature for language changing like this.

    Any suggestions now how this can be fixed ?
     
    aslamdoctor, Oct 25, 2012 IP
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    sameer_max Active Member

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    sem-profiteer Active Member

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    302 are mostly set in your .htaccess file. ... usually 302 isn't an error. Are you getting an error message?
     
    sem-profiteer, Oct 26, 2012 IP
  7. Mr.Dog

    Mr.Dog Active Member

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    Go for 301 redirect. 302 doesn't make much sense... Also because Google likes 301 better, I use that one :)
     
    Mr.Dog, Oct 27, 2012 IP
  8. promo@s4seo.com

    promo@s4seo.com Greenhorn

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    Thanks for Explaining.
     
    promo@s4seo.com, Oct 27, 2012 IP
  9. Paul Jameson

    Paul Jameson Peon

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    In easy words 301 redirection are permanent that is page is moved to new destination permanently while 302 are temporary, in which page is moved to different location temporary.
     
    Paul Jameson, Oct 27, 2012 IP
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    Adelita2012 Peon

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    302 is a type of redirection which means temporary redirection and 301 is also a type of redirection which means permanently redirection.
     
    Adelita2012, Oct 28, 2012 IP
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    As per my opinion 301 means permanently redirect,for example If you are permanently moving content to a new URL then use a 301.It avoid duplication.
    302 means temporary redirect, for example if you are updating a section of your site and want the content to be temporarily available elsewhere.
    These redirects instruct the visitors that you either have temporarily or permanently moved to another URL.The visitors report back and the search engine updates the links in the database without affecting your page rank.
     
    war_machine, Nov 7, 2012 IP
  12. BacklinkExpert

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    301, 301 gives all the link juice to the another website where you redirected.
     
    BacklinkExpert, Nov 7, 2012 IP
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    Hi stuartthomas, Thanks for share this all information regarding 301 redirection and 302 redirection. 301 redirection is page permanently redirect and 302 is page temporary redirect. I need more knowledge about this both redirection.
     
    arnoldcreste, Nov 10, 2012 IP
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    301 and 302 both of them are redirects. for removing canonical error we must redirect the link to one complete and right url 301 is mostly use because it is the permanent redirect and 302 is the temporary redirect so always use the 301 redirect for your website to reduce confusion to users.
     
    cristinabrown36, Nov 10, 2012 IP