Published: May 08, 2009 - 06:32 am
Story Found By: Harith 2350 Days ago
- "I added an .htaccess file that will do 302 redirects from www.mattcutts.com/path/file.html to www.dullest.com/path/file.html".
- "if you were truly moving a site, a 302 redirect wouldn’t be the right redirect to use--a 301 (permanent) redirect would be better."
- "I may move back to mattcutts.com soon, which is why I stuck with 302s."
Personly I think Matt is testing the way Google handle 302 redirect in relation to moving a whole site from one domain to another.
Danny Sullivan has also posted his guess about possible Matt Cutts testing "Dullest.com, huh? Why do I suspect some ultra-secret Google we get 302s right test is going on :-)"
So how well has Google handled Matt Cutts 302 redirect? Not well at all, IMO.
Here are some of the consequences of Matt Cutts 302 redirect:
- Two identical sites both listed on Google serps. Duplicates?
- The two identical sites rank on Google serps for several searches. For
etc... (For your convenience, Im posting the example within first comment).
Above illustrate very clear that Google hasnt been able to handle the results of 302 redirect used in moving a domain to a different one properly.