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Redirection vs Smart 404 Plugin (3 posts)

  1. bookworm316
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hell I have a quick question. I have been using the Redirection plugin and the smart 404 plugin at the same time for a long time now butt I was wondering do I really need the Smart 404 plugin if I have the redirection plugin?

    Thanks for your help in advance.

  2. Anrkist
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    It depends on how the redirection works. I'd assume it's some form of Javascript or it simply places a meta refresh tag in the header. Both ways are not very friendly to search engines.

    Having 404s isn't either of course so it's best to avoid them when you can, but you'll probably find more value in this plugin as it links to similar topics. Search engines might find value in it as well.

  3. stipto
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hi Anrkist,

    You say "not very friendly to search engine". Do you happen to know if the Redirect Plugin is? I'm thinking about using it for 301 redirects for a transfer from old to new site but if it just uses meta refresh it's bad. I have to keep the PageRank of the old links alive.

    Would be great if you knew this!
    Cheers and @bookworm316: sorry for hijacking your thread, but I think this might also be useful to you.

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