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Google doesn't like double 301 redirects


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GoogleGuy Says

PostPosted: August 21, 2003 10:18 AM 

Importance: Medium

GoogleGuy helps troubleshoot a potential problem getting a new domain indexed.

GoogleGuy Says: [Link to quote]

lgn, you've actually got two 301 redirects, from www.old.com to www.new.com, and from www.new.com to www.new.com/index.htm. I would drop that second 301 redirect. Normally we canonicalize www.domain.com/index.htm to www.domain.com, and that could have caused problems in your case.
No penalties or anything like that, so once we get your multiple 301's straightened out, I think the site should be in good shape in the index. I'd start by dropping that second 301 redirect.

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