Google Does Not Index Redirected Pages

Nov 20, 2018 - 7:37 am 31 by

Google Redirect

This is probably obvious to most of you but Google's John Mueller said on Twitter that Google does not index redirects. Meaning, if you redirect page A to page B, any content that might be on page A is not indexed, instead GoogleBot just does a hop, skip and a jump over from page A to page B. John said "We generally don't index URLs that redirect, so that seems to be working fine."

Here is the context:

Bing works this way too, even with 302 redirects, which is also logical.

Forum discussion at Twitter.

 

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