Let's say I have a site where I block a certain directory.
What happens if I have a 301 redirect in place for an old file that points to a new file within that very same blocked directory?
redirect permanent oldsite.zom/special/blue-stuff.html [newsite.zom
will Google follow that 301 and start to spider + index that page alone? Or does it now have license to spider + index content within that directory?
or will it simply be blocked leaving the old SERP in Google?
...indications are that it will be blocked. Is that correct?
If that is true, are there any options - for instance can i use the allow directive for Googlebot to allow that single page within a directory that is blocked?
As always - thanks in advance!