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301 Redirect & Pagerank

Client wants to keep 301

     
4:29 pm on Jul 29, 2005 (gmt 0)

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I have a client who homepage currently redirects from www.example.com to www.example.com/example/. I understand that this will also help the Pagerank be passed to the new page.

My question is with all the current links that point to www.example.com. Can I leave them as they are or do I need to get all the links to point to www.example.com/example/ now?

Thanks.

5:16 am on July 30, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Yes, get the links updated, if possible.
4:53 pm on Aug 5, 2005 (gmt 0)

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So your saying it should be done? I just want to know to maximize any Pagerank I will get, do the links need to be pointed at the new page or is it alright to keep them at the old page that is being redirected?
9:13 pm on Aug 5, 2005 (gmt 0)

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I just 301 redirected to a new domain. The old domain was a pr5, the new domain is a pr3 for a little over a month now. You need to change the backlinks, because a 301 redirect does not pass pr (in my experience). At the very least, it does not pass full pr.

<edit reason> Sorry, didn't read carefully. If you are redirecting to a new subdirectory under the same url, pr will pass.

That said, it is best practice to avoid redirects whenever possible, so I would still ask those linking to you to update the links to reflect the change.

Why you are redirecting to a subdirectory in the first place is another thread....