• Erica

    Hi Adam,

    how did you find out it was an immediate refresh? Did you use a tool, like a redirect checker, or a script?
    G clearly states that 301s are preferred but is not very clear over the immediate meta refresh tag. Or is it? not sure…they just say meta refresh can be confusing to the user, but what about instant? Some SEOs think that search engines started treating them like permanent redirects. They argue that an immediate refresh is server side and it doesn’t confuse the user, so G shouldn’t penalise sites that use them, at least in theory. what are you thoughts about this?

    thank you, nice post!