Monday, December 07, 2009

 

Watch for redirects

Something that you need to watch out for when editing your directory are "redirects". What are redirects exactly? A redirect is when someone "re directs" their site and or domain to another site and or domain. The result is one enters what they believe is one site only to be sent to another location which generally has nothing to do with the site that one intended to visit.

These redirects are quite common when a listed site in your directory either expires or is acquired by another entity. In order to garner the latent traffic from the old domain/site they will redirect or forward that traffic onto another site.

Obviously sites listed in your directory that are redirected for whatever reason are no longer acceptable as they lead your directory users to an unwanted destination and do not serve any useful purpose in relevant categorical organization for which most directories are created.

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