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    Arrow Help needed for 301 redirect.

    OK here is the thing:

    I have Post1.html, with some content, which is ranking high on google. I want to redirect this post to an external URL
    Meanwhile, I want to create a new post (post2.html) to which I will copy the content that was on post1.html.
    I am using Wordpress SEO plugin by Yoast on WP.
    Please correct me if I am wrong, but I want to double check my settings before going live with it:

    On post1.html, on the "advanced tab" of WP SEO, I should enter the URL I want to redirect to in "301 Redirect:" and leave "Canonical URL:" blank

    On post2.html, , on the "advanced tab" of WP SEO, I should enter "post1.html" in "Canonical URL:" and leave "301 Redirect:" blank

    Is that the correct setting? Or will it loop indefinitely between the 2 pages?

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    Well I tried and it works, so apparently that's the proper way to do it.
    However I don't know yet if it will impact SEO or not
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    301 redirects don't usually harm SEO

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    Thanks for the Information !
    till now i haven't try this this is Really give benefit when Crawl Reached to My Broken Link and it Directly redirect to another URL

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    Hi,

    It's better to use 301 redirect not 302.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kristinewilliams View Post
    Hi,

    It's better to use 301 redirect not 302.

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    What would the difference be between a 301 and 302 redirect? the Op is looking for help, and its a relatively new term around these parts, so an explanation of a 302 redirect would be hugely appreciated.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phoenyx View Post
    What would the difference be between a 301 and 302 redirect? the Op is looking for help, and its a relatively new term around these parts, so an explanation of a 302 redirect would be hugely appreciated.
    Hi,

    301 redirects are permanent. This mean that the page has moved, and the requests are still coming by search engine or user to the page. A 301 redirect is needed when a the new page is to replace an old page. On the other hand Canonical tag is used when you have two version of same page. So to redirect both to one we use canonical tags.

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    Canonical tag:
    A canonical page is the preferred version of a set of pages with highly similar content.
    It's common for a site to have several pages listing the same set of products. For example, one page might display products sorted in alphabetical order, while other pages display the same products listed by price or by rating.
    The code for a canonical tag:
    Code:
     
    <link rel="canonical" href="http://www.example.com/product.php?item=swedish-fish"/>
    ~ google webmaster tools

    302 Redirect:
    When a URL returns a 302 redirect, it means that the owner of this link asks users to continue to use this address as the redirect could be modified at some later time. The owner of the page pointed to by the redirect is not necessarily the same person and might not wish that its contents is presented as belonging to another web site.
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    302 redirect:
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    Redirect /file-name.html http://www.domain.com/temporary-directory/temporary-file-name.html
    ~Internet Officer

    I think that maybe sticking to the canonical tag could be the better option as they have 2 pages that are the same, just hopefully in a different order than each other. I don't think Google will index both pages though.

    If Google knows that these pages have the same content, we may index only one version for our search results. Our algorithms select the page we think best answers the user's query. Now, however, users can specify a canonical page to search engines by adding a <link> element with the attribute rel="canonical" to the <head> section of the non-canonical version of the page. Adding this link and attribute lets site owners identify sets of identical content and suggest to Google: "Of all these pages with identical content, this page is the most useful. Please prioritize it in search results."
    Last edited by Phoenyx; 04-17-2012 at 08:27 AM. Reason: forgot sources, abd had a new thought.
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