Google Does Not Index Redirected Pages

Nov 20, 2018 • 7:37 am | comments (31) by | Filed Under Google Search Engine Optimization

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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