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Ironically, my own field tests with a variety of sites (from small ones to the multi-million page Fortune 500 variety) would suggest that Mr. Cutts' assertion is false, but I think that this article and his comments are still worth mentioning.Perhaps there is a bit of a dropoff with the 301, but maybe it's so minimal (think trace amounts of decay/loss) that it has no discernable impact on existing/future rankings.
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from beussery 1713 Days ago #
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As always, GREAT interview Eric!  Some really great nuggets here....



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from Sebastian 1713 Days ago #
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Yup, a great interview!



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from ericenge 1713 Days ago #
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Thanks for the Sphinn and the positive comments. I am also pretty sure that the loss is small, but it is interesting to see that is not zero.



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from Badams 1711 Days ago #
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Note the context of that comment from Cutts - they're talking about 301's for domains, not for URLs on a single domain. It seems logical 301's for whole domains drop some value, as it's an often-abused trick. 301s for individual URLs on one site still seem to pass full value.



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