Google Search ignores redirect loops

Google Search ignores redirect loops

John Mueller of Google said that Google will ignore redirection loops for search because redirection loops have been broken. A redirect loop is when you have page A to page B as a redirect and then you also have page B point page A. So you have redirected both to each other and it goes on an infinite loop. Browsers can't handle it and search robots don't want to deal with it.

Here is John's tweet:

This is what some browsers look like when you offer them a redirect loop:

So yes, don't do that to your users, browsers or spiders.

Forum discussion on twitter.

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