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    Question about Google and 302 Redirect!

    If a page is being redirected to homepage using 302 right after creation, will Google index that page or not?

    I see one of the sponsor I promote started redirecting affiliate tracking URLs to homepage using 302 redirects, for example www.site.com/?rid=xxxx is being redirected to www.site.com after setting tracking cookie.

    I am not much sure of its results in Google. What I want to have my page www.site.com/?rid=xxxx indexed in Google, even if its being 302'd toward the homepage.

    Can someone shed some light on 302 and take of search engines on it, in simple words?

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    The 302 redirect forces the Search Engines to index the resulting URL, not the redirected one. That's the point of the 302 redirect.
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    You might want to use a 301 redirect which is safer than 302 redirect (permanent move instead of temporary move).


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