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Unnecessary Redirects - Advice?RSS

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Last post Aug 09, 2009 03:00 AM by CarlosAg

  • Unnecessary Redirects - Advice?

    Aug 08, 2009 09:03 AM|brokensaber|LINK

    Hi, I am using this tool on a shopping cart application and so far it is working great.  However I am in need of advice.  I have over 1000 unnecessary redirect and the following is an example.  Most are simular

     The link to "http://localhost:49552/blueRaw/Checkout.aspx" has resulted in HTTP redirection to "http://localhost:49552/blueRaw/UserLogin.aspx?ReturnUrl=%2fblueRaw%2fCheckout.aspx".
    Search engines can only pass page rankings and other relevant data through a single redirection hop. Using unnecessary redirects can have a negative impact on page ranking.

    Would the iis 7 Url Rewrite module help with this situation?

  • Re: Unnecessary Redirects - Advice?

    Aug 09, 2009 03:00 AM|CarlosAg|LINK

    For this particular URL I would consider adding a "nofollow" to the link, the reason is that you probably will not get any "benefits" from a Search Engine finding and indexing whatever results from clicking a "Checkout" link (probably a logon page), but instead you are "paying" the price of the robot spending unnecesary time and resources of your server. So by adding a:

    <a href="checkout.aspx" rel="nofollow">Checkout</a>