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(Entry was posted by Donnie Strompf on this post in the Dumb SEO Questions community on Facebook, Tuesday, September 10, 2013).

What would constitute excessive 301 redirects?

What would constitute excessive 301 redirects? 

Lets say I have a client with 10 landing pages that all rank, would 301ing each page to a new page on one site be a bad move?

ie. www.landingpage.com 301 to www.newsite.com/301newpage etc...

Would doing this for 10 landing pages be excessive?

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  • Corey Blinks: I wouldn&#39;t think so. ;However, with each landing page are the users expecting specific content (For Ex. Golf Balls)?<br />If they are expecting specific content and you&#39;re re-directing them to a main page about &quot;sporting goods&quot; as an example, that could mess up the UX and drive their conversion rates down fast. ;
  • Donnie Strompf: no the pages will all 301 to a relevant search. white rabbit to a new white rabbit page etc..
  • Corey Blinks: I wouldn&#39;t suspect that having a bad effect on SEO or UX. ;
  • David Harry: Yea, standard issue with site migrations. 10 pages ain&#39;t nada brother lol. ;<br /><br />A. be sure to monitor 404s on old site and redirect accordingly<br /><br />B. be sure to try and get as many links to the old site changes as U can. There is &#39;some&#39; loss via 301 and thus it can have some affects
  • Corey Blinks: good catch!
  • John Britsios: Matt Cutts said that the loss of PR is so less as the loss of ; the equity of a link pointing to somewhere. So I do not see any problem at all.
  • Joe Norton: Nope, no maximum number of 301 redirects for this kind of purpose (moving from site to site). The only thing to look out for, is don&#39;t daisy-chain the redirects -- just go from point A to point B in one jump if possible.
  • Ranu Jain: Yeah, setting 301 redirects on 10 pages won &#39;t affect your site. Just make sure that old URLs are redirected to the correct pages. And don&#39;t worry about the PageRank.<br /><br />A PageRank dilution through a 301 redirect is a myth : 

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