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Google Explains 302 Redirects


By hagrin - Posted on 05 August 2006

Geez Matt, slow down! Matt Cutts has posted again today - this time concerning HTTP 302 Redirects. What exactly is a HTTP 302 Redirect and how does it differ from a 301 Redirect? Matt explains this as:

Q: Time out. I’ve got a question. What’s the deal with 302 vs. 301? What does that mean? What’s the difference?

A: The “302″ refers to the HTTP status codes that are returned to your browser when you request a page. For example, a 404 page is called a “404″ because web servers return a status code of 404 to indicate that a requested page wasn’t found. The difference between a 301 and a 302 is that a 301 status code means that a page has permanently moved to a new location, while a 302 status code means that a page has temporarily moved to a new location.

Again, another must read for webmasters - check it out.

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