httpwebwitch - 8:28 pm on Jul 5, 2010 (gmt 0)
Page A, 0 seconds meta refresh to Page B.
Page B's content indexed under Page A's url. Page A content not indexed, Page B url not indexed.
Page C, 5 seconds meta refresh to Page D.
Page C content/url not indexed. Page D content and url indexed.
That feels backward to me. Oh well. That's probably one reason GOOG doesn't suggest people do redirection this way!
It was, I set up the test
Awesome, thanks FFish. And thanks for sharing the results. Too much SEO info is based on conjecture or anecdotal experience, not enough is verified using scientific method. Both are valuable, only the latter is reliable.