Clicky

Get Your FREE The Beginners Guide to SEO

In a fast-paced, dynamic field such as SEO, it is crucial to stay well-informed. Even seasoned SEO experts understand the need to keep on learning lest they become obsolete. Emerging trends. Algorithmic changes. Technological advancements. These are some of the few things every SEO professional should be watching out for. But if you haven’t been keeping an eye on these for whatever reason, don’t worry. We’ve got your covered.

Download Now

Google Can Process JavaScript Redirects But Other Search Engines Might Not

Google’s Gary Illyes said that Google Search can process JavaScript redirects but Google still does not recommend using JavaScript redirects because other search engines might not pick up on it.

Gary said on Reddit “it [JavaScript redirects] works on Google, but i see other search engines are having a tougher time picking them up.”

The fun thing is, that Google Webmaster Blog uses JavaScript redirects to the new blog location because that was the only redirect option available.

Gary said on Reddit “we used js redirects on webmasters.googleblog.com because that was the only thing we could use for 1:1 redirects, and it works on Google, but i see other search engines are having a tougher time picking them up.” “if I have had a choice,” Gary said “I wouldn’t have used js redirects, ever.”

Gary also chimed in this morning on this topic on Twitter:

So if you have a choice, use server side 301 redirects.

Forum discussion at Reddit.

Comments are closed.