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(Entry was posted by Neil Cheesman on this post in the Dumb SEO Questions community on Facebook, Thursday, March 1, 2018).

Is this normal in htaccess to have more than one command for one redirect?

Is this normal in htaccess to have more than one command for `one` redirect? to get https:// to https://www

https://exampledomain.com 301 Moved Permanently

http://www.exampledomain.com/ 301 Moved Permanently

https://www.exampledomain.com/ 200 OK

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  • Paul Thompson: No, the redirects aren`t configured correctly. In addition to wasting the unnecessary intermediate redirect, this will likely screw up your analytics tracking too. https://example.com should redirect directly to https://www.example.com without the intermediate step. And http://example.com should redirect to https://example.com before then redirecting to https://www.example.com.
  • Gerry White: Is it normal? Yes it’s very common, is it right, not really... but how much harm is there in it, probably not a huge amount and actually having all those rules is a good thing, it’s often one I choose not to fix in favour of much higher issues

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