Category Archives: Redirects

Does a Redirect From .co.uk to .com Affect Search Rankings?

Vicky, an SEO student asks: If there is a website with a .com domain and a domain is bought ending .co.uk which is redirected directly to the .com website, does it affect the searches through google.co.uk? Will the .com site get better positions in google when searching through google.com compared to google.co.uk if it receives the redirect? These are very good questions because people often wonder if they should purchase the country versions of domains and redirect them or simply build new websites on each Read More +

How does a 303 redirect affect SEO?

While virtually every SEO knows how 301 and 302 redirects affect SERPs the 303 redirect remains fairly unknown because it is rarely used. I came across a website linking to one of my sites with a 303 but I could not find a definitive answer of whether or not this link passed any PageRank. Information online about this was scarce and the only information I found was from people saying that only 301 redirects pass PageRank. When I checked the status code for 303 redirect at w3.org Read More +