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Tiny URL backlinks ?

/pd [PersonRank 10]

Thursday, April 19, 2007
12 years ago14,445 views

How does google index a tiny URL which points to a blog post / link ?? is this treated as a normal link ?

Mambo [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

<< How does google index a tiny URL >>

Basically, it doesn't. Tiny URL uses HTTP redirects on its site, so Google skips right over them, and heads for the destination URL only. However, all links to Tiny URL sites will be spidered in the same way as normal URLs (contributing to PageRanks, etc)

John Honeck [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

<note: tiny url was broken with a space to get by the spam filter >

Good question, so I created a tiny url tiny url.com/2n58rb

And ran it through a server header checker.

oy-oy.eu/page/headers/?url=htt ... url.com%2f2n58rb

And got this:

URL= tiny url.com/2n58rb
Result code: 301 (MovedPermanently / Moved Permanently)
New location: jlh-design.com/2007/04/affilia ...

URL= jlh-design.com/2007/04/affilia ...
Result code: 200 (OK / OK)

So it returns a 301 redirect to the target page. So I'd say it passes value. It's of course a cross domain permanent redirect which aren't picked up as quick as in-domain ones, but after several crawls Google should eventually trust it and pass any value on.

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

> However, all links to Tiny URL sites will be
> spidered in the same way as normal
> URLs (contributing to PageRanks, etc)

In theory you're right, as Tiny URL sends a 301 Moved Permanently header. But who knows if all search engines interpret this 100% like we hope they do in terms of transmittig authority... can we really be sure?

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