Junior Member from AU
joined:June 28, 2003
I have a website which has separate front pages for some countries.
If you visit www.example.com it will redirect you to either www.example.com/uk or www.example.com/ie or www.example.com/global.
This is OK, and incidentally is how The Guardian newspaper works. But I was thinking it might be bad for SEO for the front page to always hit a redirect.
Instead: should a visitor come from the UK, I was thinking about www.example.com being a copy of the UK front page, with a CANONICAL of www.example.com/uk - so it returns the correct UK content, with a canonical to the bookmarkable page, but doesn't have a redirect at the start.
Are there any benefits/drawbacks from doing this?