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Can a URL shortener pass PR ?

   
12:57 pm on Aug 19, 2011 (gmt 0)

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If you use a secondary URL that you own for shortening URL'S (especially for twitter), can it pass PR back to your site?

If someone posts a link on a site to:

abc.short/124 which redirects to www.domain.com/title/name-description-date, surely if this is 301'ed you would still get PR from the short URL ?
1:28 pm on Aug 19, 2011 (gmt 0)

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According to Google, yes. It's treated like any other 301.

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8:55 am on Aug 21, 2011 (gmt 0)

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Nice find :) If you receive a link from twitter it will be no-followed but if someone shares that link on a blog it will receive PR.
8:55 am on Aug 21, 2011 (gmt 0)

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Nice find :) If you receive a link from twitter it will be no-followed but if someone shares that link on a blog it will receive PR.
11:37 am on Aug 22, 2011 (gmt 0)



Yes. Search engines passes page rank to shorten url as they used 301 redirection to divert the traffic.
3:22 pm on Sep 2, 2011 (gmt 0)



Not all URL shorteners use 301 redirects, some use 302 redirects.
10:32 am on Sep 13, 2011 (gmt 0)

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Any idea which ones use 301's and which use 302's?
9:15 am on Sep 20, 2011 (gmt 0)



@jaffstar I agree with you. Links from twitter are no follow and won't give any pr benefit but links from blogs(shortened links) will still benefit for pr.