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1script - 5:18 pm on Jun 14, 2010 (gmt 0)Site 1 redirects to Site 2 but does not "know" Site 2's URL structure so redirects to a "dispatcher" script at Site 2 (first 301->301)
|301 > 301 > 200 |
That's a chain and is to be avoided at all costs.
That's a pretty categorical statement. Would you care to elaborate?
I have this exact setup on many of my sites for technical reasons:
"Dispatcher" script knows Site 2's URL structure and converts a rather generic URI in the first 301 into another 301 leading to the final destination with correct URL (second 301->200)
So, what exactly is wrong with this setup other than MC's hint at each 301 losing a bit of "link juice"?
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