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But the directory links don't refer directly to my site -- they pass through a 302 redirect mechanism on in the directory, I suppose to track outgoing link popularity.
Will anyone venture to guess whether Google will pass along the PR from these links despite the redirects? Thanks.
In researching it I've found this is a Microsoft supported mechanism to track visitor movement through an asp.net Website. As a side-effect, it undermines the effectiveness of Google, which continues to refuse passing PR across a 302.
It wouldn't surprise me at all if this is at the root of webmaster complaints regarding Google's accuracy, the "sandbox" phenomenon on new sites and G's recent index rebuilds, -- from what I can tell, 302's are commonly and inappropriately used to contain PR leakage to external sites and in the case of sites like the very, very large asp.net site I analyzed, unwittingly-- possibly with strategic methodology courtesy of G's competitor. It seems to me the 302 redirect technique and Google's refusal to tear down that wall has broken PageRank. Maybe they haven't even figured it out yet.