1script - 4:26 pm on Jun 8, 2010 (gmt 0)
My 301s-turned-soft-404s are going to the final destination, not just recycled back to homepage. It is possible however, that two or three of those 301s are actually going to the same destination. This is by design (due to differences in pagination between the old site and the new) and I need it to work that way!
That's interesting. I've long been an advocate of only using 301 to point to true replacement content, but it's been pretty common for SEOs to use a 301 to the home page.
I do not appreciate them adding yet another layer of complexity to the already complicated business of moving sites!