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Google: Keep 301 Redirects In Place For A Year

December 2, 2021

Google answers how long 301 redirects should be kept in place after a site move, saying year is the minimum recommended length of time.

Why a year?

Because it takes a while for Google to process a major change like a site move.

If redirects are in place for less than a year then Google may not end up crawling the links enough times to recognize the site has been moved permanently.

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