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So about the homepage that I was talking above, I did a server response check on it. It's weird it returns(seobook)200 ok response. It's not a 200 ok page. As you have pointed out there isn't even a 302 temporary redirect in place, but the URL redirects to a landing page with improved buttons. How do I know what type of redirect it is?
1. Page A is ranking at 10th place for a query. And for some reason we redirect the Page A to a newly created Page B. The redirect is permanent. Will this Page B replace Page A in ranking? I mean will it rank at 10th place or at any favorable place since Page A was ranking fairly well? Sorry if it makes no sense!
2. In the same scenario as above, it's a temporary redirect. Will both Page A and Page B show up in the SERPs?
Home page: example.com
Landing page: example.com/somthing=?411
there isn't even a 302 temporary redirect in place, but the URL redirects to a landing page with improved buttons. How do I know what type of redirect it is?
what is the response status chain?
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page B will replace page A in the index and there is typically some degredation of PR through a redirect.
this may or may not affect the ranking of page B for a given search term.
there are many other unknowns that could have a greater impact.
I thought this was your own site?It's the company website where I am working in. And I don't have access to the dev side at all.
Is 200 the response the server sends, or the response the visitor receives?The server sends 200 ok. As a visitor when I click on the search engine result page or directly type in the home page(domain), it takes 2 sec and then redirects to a different testing page.
Most of the time they are the same. But if the redirect is issued somewhere other than your config/htaccess file or IIS equivalent, such as a dynamic php page, the server will always return a 200.Is that so? I am pretty sure that this redirect is performed in the .config file on the IIS server. That's how it's usually performed.
it takes 2 sec and then redirects to
Did you mean that you first see one page, and then after two seconds a different page comes up? Definitely an in-page redirect. Even setting aside search issues, this can be a problem with human visitors, because this is the type of redirect some browsers encourage you to block.
Btw, how do I know if it's an in-page redirect?
The server sends 200 ok. As a visitor when I click on the search engine result page or directly type in the home page(domain), it takes 2 sec and then redirects to a different testing page.
Now, wait. Based on everything you've said so far, you don't actually know what response the server is sending. You only know what you (the user) are receiving.
Search engines measure the time elapsed, from request to completed page load. If a page takes many seconds to load up, it's going to start counting against you.That's really an important point to note. I am also worried of the same, so that I am working on this to find out what's actually happening.
No content loading but only the nav/menu bar.
The server sends 200 ok.
...it takes 2 sec and then redirects to a different testing page.
Q. Will that result in increased bounce rate for page A?
Will that be counted as one page visits? Because I don't navigate to other pages in the website from page A but page B?
Does that make sense at all?
[edited by: JD_Toims at 11:19 am (utc) on Sep 19, 2013]