Daybreak Anderson requested Google’s John Mueller if redirecting a non-relevant web page would trigger the vacation spot web page (the place the redirect it going in direction of) to be much less related and trigger any rating points for its related queries. John stated no, “I can not consider a manner that will have a detrimental impact there,” he added.
The dialog was on Mastodon and here’s what Daybreak requested:
Is it doable that 301 redirects from much less related pages (however not irrelevant to the goal URL), may truly trigger goal URLs to be much less exact to queries given the folding collectively course of? i.e. much less precision since we all know there’s a folding collectively factor goes on (it was on an video on deduping by a Googler at a convention)
John Mueller replied:
I can not consider a manner that will have a detrimental impact there. I’ve seen instances the place a URL will even rank for brand spanking new queries (eg grownup websites redirecting to a non-adult web page), however that should not negatively have an effect on the opposite queries that the web page ranks for.
The second a part of his reply can also be fascinating, concerning the short-term rating of redirected goal pages – however I would not get slowed down by that half.
One observe, redirects from non-relevant pages may very well be seen as gentle 404s by Google, Glenn Gabe did a case examine on it and it jives with the redirect gentle 404s we lined right here quite a few instances.
Discussion board dialogue at Mastodon.