I always thought Google said setting redirects was the safe way to have pages that moved redirected to where it is now.
I am now hearing setting them up for too long it may be looked at as deceptive or an SEO tactic for using doorwaypages or cloaking techniques etc...and now Google Penalizes often for this.
I found this:
When I check my stats I find many messages from Google telling our visitors that "This page is redirecting you to url address example.com/abc-abc-abc page, click url to continue or click here to return to previous page." Is this the automated browser redirect message?
Have you seen these redirect messages by Google? Can they get my site penalized for having them too long?
About 5 months back we changed our website from a traditional site to a wordpress blog. Because all the URL's were new our webmaster setup redirects from the old URL to the new to prevent broken links and 404 errors.
Is it possible because these redirects are still in use for nearly 5 months is now looked at as deceptive and subject to a Google Penalty?
I questioned our webmaster and he said that the redirects are not java but setup on the server side.
I am not sure what he means by this but is it possible this cause our penalty?
Should we remove these redirects because 5 months is too long?
Anybody have an experience with this? Beeen Penalized?
Please send me your thoughts. Thanks!