How Many 301 Redirect Hops Will Googlebot Follow?

by Jennifer Slegg
How Many 301 Redirect Hops Will Googlebot Follow? October 16, 2015 by Jennifer Slegg Leave a Comment John Mueller had a bit of an update on how Googlebot handles 301 redirects when they are in a redirect chain – where you might get redirected multiple times through 301s until you land on the end destination page.Read the full article

Is there a limit to how many 301 (Permanent) redirects I can do on a site?

Is there a limit to how many 301 (Permanent) redirects I can do on a site? How about how many redirects I can chain together? Matt Cutts, Bay Area, California Other things to watch out for with chained redirects: - Avoid infinite loops. - Browsers may also have redirect limits, and these limits can vary by browser, so multiple redirects may affect regular users in addition to Googlebot. - Minimizing redirects can improve page speed: http://code.google.com/speed/page-speed/docs/rtt.html#AvoidRedirects Have a question? Ask it in our Webmaster Help Forum: http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/Webmasters?hl=en Want your question to be answered on a video like this? Follow us on Twitter and look for an announcement when we take new questions: http://twitter.com/googlewmc More videos: http://www.youtube.com/GoogleWebmasterHelp Webmaster Central Blog: http://googlewebmastercentral.blogspot.com/ Webmaster Central: http://www.google.com/webmasters