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301 Redirect URL canonicalization & Incorrect Titles RRS feed

  • Question


  •   I setup 301 redirects several months ago for many URLs and MSN is the only search engine still showing the old URL and also not showing the correct title for atleast some of these 301 redirected URLs.   Again, the other engines aren't having any problems with it, just MSN, so I don't believe it is a problem on the websites end, the 301s are still working as they should be.

      I thought that MSN handled 301s correctly?  Has something changed to break 301 handling?
    Saturday, September 20, 2008 11:31 PM

Answers

  • MSN was not handling 301 redirects for months (maybe even a year or so). It's only since few weeks ago that things have been sorted. It should be ok now, I guess you need to wait for recrawling.
    Sunday, September 21, 2008 9:32 PM
  • Bob is correct. How long has it been since MSNbot crawled your site?

     

    Wednesday, September 24, 2008 7:52 PM

All replies

  • MSN was not handling 301 redirects for months (maybe even a year or so). It's only since few weeks ago that things have been sorted. It should be ok now, I guess you need to wait for recrawling.
    Sunday, September 21, 2008 9:32 PM
  • Bob is correct. How long has it been since MSNbot crawled your site?

     

    Wednesday, September 24, 2008 7:52 PM

  •  I think it's ok now. Thanks for the tips.

    Wednesday, September 24, 2008 8:52 PM