Google SEO questions answered
302 redirects for SEO?
Q: Can I use 302 or will I lose my link juice through it?
There is still a lot of outdated info you find, but current
about 302 redirects as of 2021 we know
- Google changed the definition and interpretation of 302 and in general all 3xx redirects.
- Link equity passes through all redirects
- Observations made in 2016 suggest that the longevity of link power passed could be better with 302
- Using 302 keeps the source URL visible in the SERPs, which could be disadvanteugous or confusing as some rank trackers and visibility indexes don't "see" the right domain
Combining Rel-Canonical and NoIndex
Q: Can I combine Rel-Canonical and NoIndex?
A: This would lead to the NoIndex being passed over to the Rel-Canonical target, which is usually not what the SEO expects.