Difference between 301 Permanent and 302 Temporary Redirect

February 12th, 2010

Permanent 301
They are permanent redirects from an old URL to a new one. These redirects tell the search engines that the old location is to be removed from their index and replaced with the new location. Using 301 redirects is the most search engine friendly way to redirect traffic and engines, and far out weighs that of various JavaScript and Meta refresh redirects.

A 301 permanent redirect will notify the visitor’s browser to update any bookmarks that are linked to the page that is being redirected.

Temporary 302
Here you are telling the search engines to read and use the content on the new page, but to keep checking the original URL first as it will ultimately be reestablished.

A 302 Temporary redirects will not update the visitor’s bookmark.


  1. Miladke February 19th, 2010


    Many people use a temporary/found (302) or permanent (301) redirect to avoid this. There are quite a few different types of redirect pages, but the 301 Redirect is the best for SEO rankings.

    The 301 redirect is very accurate and powerful, you can redirect single files, or entire websites to ensure you keep your traffic. It is not difficult to implement a 301 redirect, and you can easily do it yourself.


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