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Is a 302 redirect ok if it comes from the Yahoo Directory?
Not sure if Google will penalize us or not.
JeffOstroff




msg:3026689
 11:32 pm on Jul 28, 2006 (gmt 0)

I noticed today that Yahoo has a link to another one of our sites in it's wedding directory.

When I test the link to our site with a header checking tool, I notice they are linking to us with a 302 Redirect. I know this is typically bad from loser sites, but does Google still penalize us if it's from the Yahoo Directory?

 

JeffOstroff




msg:3029493
 12:29 am on Aug 1, 2006 (gmt 0)

Forgot to mention, the directory page on Yahoo that the link to our site is located on has a PR=7.

g1smd




msg:3029857
 10:14 am on Aug 1, 2006 (gmt 0)

Check the status code using HTTP/1.1 to be sure that it really is a 302 redirect.

JeffOstroff




msg:3030108
 2:12 pm on Aug 1, 2006 (gmt 0)

yes, it really is a 302 redirect, that is what I said, we used a reliable tool to verify the redirect is a 302, it shows the 302 first, then it shows the server spitting out the 200 once it is redirected to the main page.

trinorthlighting




msg:3030122
 2:18 pm on Aug 1, 2006 (gmt 0)

Can you change it to a 301? If you can not, I would not worry about it much.

JeffOstroff




msg:3030414
 5:40 pm on Aug 1, 2006 (gmt 0)

no you cannot change it, because Yahoo implements the link as a 302, so the apace server sees it as a 302.

trinorthlighting




msg:3030434
 5:58 pm on Aug 1, 2006 (gmt 0)

I would not worry about it then. If it has good pr it should not hurt.

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