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But look at this tool: <snip> Is tells me : ERROR: Maximum number of redirections exceeded; aborting
Normally I wouldn't be concerned about this.. But I just saw in my Google Sitemaps that 103 URL weren't followed on Sept 25 because of 'Redirect Error'..
[edited by: martinibuster at 1:53 am (utc) on Oct. 1, 2006]
[edit reason] No URLs. No Specifics. No Tool Promotions, thanks. [/edit]
What should happen is:
example1.com --> www.example2.com
But sometimes it goes like one of these two patterns instead:
example1.com --> www.example1.com --> www.example2.com [BAD]
example1.com --> example2.com --> www.example2.com [ALSO BAD]
Now throw in a few more types of redirects, like index.html --> /
...or the server is redirecting the url without a closing slash to a url version with a slash.
...or a url rewrite scheme in place with old-style links still out there.
...or a poorly executed "custom" 404 error page that is really a redirect.
Mix enough of these into a big pile and you can get nearly total chaos.