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Javascript redirect confuses the cache: and site: operators

12:49 am on May 29, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Two of the 'backup' domains of a site we own are showing same results as the site we are redirecting to when a cache: command is used google search. However when the site: command is used no pages are showing as being indexed for the redirecting domains. We used a simple javascript redirect.

I'm wondering whether this would cause a duplicate content situation for us somehow. (A '301' redirect would have been better I guess but it seems to be have been done this way for somereason in the past).

2:36 am on May 29, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Sure, it could cause a duplicate issue - also an accidental flag for a questionable redirect and other potential mayhem. It would be wise to change to 301 redirects.

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