Google Launches New Series of Matt Cutts Webmaster Tutorials

Cutts talks 301 redirect limits

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Google Launches New Series of Matt Cutts Webmaster Tutorials
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Google’s head of web spam, Matt Cutts, has been answering webmaster questions in short videos for quite some time now. The videos have often been quite informative, and have tackled numerous issues that common webmasters face on a day-to-day basis.

Now, Cutts is appearing in some longer more tutorial-driven videos.

“Over the past couple of years, we’ve released over 375 videos on our YouTube channel, with the majority of them answering direct questions from webmasters,” says Michael Wyszomierski on Google’s Search Quality Team. “Today, we’re starting to release a freshly baked batch of videos, and you might notice that some of these are a little different.”

“Don’t worry, they still have Matt Cutts in a variety of colored shirts,” he adds. “Instead of only focusing on quick answers to specific questions, we’ve created some longer videos which cover important webmaster-related topics.”

Woohoo! The next new batch of webmaster videos is ready! The first one is about 301 redirects: http://t.co/WWPUfBr 15 minutes ago via Tweet Button · powered by @socialditto

Here’s the first one:

In the video itself, he talks about 301 redirect limits. In this particular video, Cutts answers his own question, which is: “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?”

The short answer is “no.” There is no cap, though it’s best not to redirect one page to too many redirects. 4 or 5 “hops” are dangerous, he says.

Good question though. Hopefully the majority of questions will be as thoughtful as Matt’s. Or maybe we’ll see him answer more of his own questions. I guess we’ll just have to stay tuned.

Google Launches New Series of Matt Cutts Webmaster Tutorials
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  • http://www.LAokay.com Adsense Publisher

    For somebody that should know for sure if Google will or won’t follow a chain of redirects and how many is the limit, it didn’t seem like Matt Cutts knew for sure how many before Google gives up in following a redirect chain. It was almost like he was given some information to pass along and didn’t know himself what was true or not.

  • http://www.inextsolutions.com/ Amit Singh

    Why someone to redirect one page to too many redirects?

  • http://seabird-marine.com suez

    i hope to get good rank soon

  • http://www.thefreelancersguide.info work at home review

    And…how do we know that the profile is from the real person? We know that there are lots of scammers on the net….

  • http://www.seonorthamerica.com Tom Aikins

    Good luck trying to find these on YouTube. Why don’t they come up when I search for them?

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