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We are creating some custom pages for SEO that will be highly focused on 1 brand at a time.
I initially requeted the URL to be
But I have been informed we won't be able to set a rewrite now, so we will have to use a 301 redirect to
We will link to the custom page from the site map.
here is the question:
Since we have to do the 301 at this time, I am leaning towards not doing any redirect at all, and linking directly to the non-SEO-friendly
I am thinking it's better than linking to a SEO-friendly
just to then have it redirect to the other one.
What is your opinion?
I really appreciate it.
If you are going to use 'friendly' URLs they should be used with a rewrite, and NOT a redirect.
Mod_Rewrite can be used for both redirects and rewrites. If you can do redirects, then you can also do rewrites.
unfortunetly we don't have access to our htaccess file. We do the redirect through the company the caches our site. We use a caching service for acceleration and performance. So, they can put a 301 redirect on their end.
Does it make sense?