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Settle a bet?
301 or 200?

 7:55 pm on Apr 1, 2014 (gmt 0)


Having this discussion with a tech that works for me.

He says 301 is the best way, I say 200.


Take 1 old domain (with lots of great backlinks)

Build a new site on a new, more descriptive domain.

For best link juice passing, should the old domain be 301'd to the new domain?

Or is it better if they just point to the same place and each return a 200 code?





 7:57 pm on Apr 1, 2014 (gmt 0)

I'd say 301. A 200 would result in duplicate content. Perhaps it might be better to ask in the SEO sections of the forum.



 8:09 pm on Apr 1, 2014 (gmt 0)

Roger that. No need. Smart tech.

Good thing I double checked.


 10:26 pm on Apr 1, 2014 (gmt 0)

Set up a 301 redirect from the old pages to the new pages.

Do not mass redirect all requests to the root of the new site.


 10:45 pm on Apr 1, 2014 (gmt 0)

yes, in the process of doing page to page redirection - wordpress redirection plugin is pretty good at simplifying this, and indicating what I missed the first few goes-around.

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