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Response.Redirect vs Server.Transfer
and their effect on SEO
wrkalot




msg:3240971
 6:14 pm on Feb 2, 2007 (gmt 0)

I have products that get discontinued so when I delete them from my database I use Server.Transfer to redirect to a discontinued.asp page that says it's no longer available... and it preserves the original url. From a SEO standpoint, is this a better solution that using Response.Redirect?

I guess I'm just not clear on how both are seen by search engines/bots.

Thanks

 

duckhunter




msg:3241508
 3:32 am on Feb 3, 2007 (gmt 0)

Yes, it is. Response.Redirects bad

mattglet




msg:3241805
 4:33 pm on Feb 3, 2007 (gmt 0)

Do some research on server header responses. Response.Redirect serves a "302" redirect (an SEO issue), while Server.Transfer allows you to customize your response ("200" vs. "404").

aspdaddy




msg:3242505
 8:44 pm on Feb 4, 2007 (gmt 0)

Server Transfer is just another way of calling code the search engines wont even know about it as to the browser its just one request being served.

It depends what you want the broswer to see,if you need to redirect to another server, if you need form/quersytring data available on the target page.

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