301, 302, and Canonical URL Differences


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There are often misunderstandings about the difference between 301 and 302 redirects, also in comparison to a canonical URL.

Their respective effect on SEO is different, so we'd like to direct you to a good explanation, including a video presentation and transcript, by Dr. Peter J. Meyers at Moz.com:


Aren't 301s, 302s, and Canonicals All Basically the Same? - Best of Whiteboard Friday


Source: Dr. Peter J. Meyers at Moz.com

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