302 redirect

Categories: 0-9, SEO Glossary

A 302 redirect is an HTTP status code that signifies a temporary redirection of a webpage. Unlike a 301 redirect, which indicates a permanent move, a 302 tells search engines that the original page should retain its indexing properties because the move is only for a short duration. This means that, in terms of SEO, the link equity — commonly known as trust signals from backlinks of the original page—is not transferred to the new location as it would be with a 301 redirect. Essentially, a 302 redirect is used when a webpage needs to be moved temporarily, perhaps during maintenance or A/B testing, and you intend for it to return to the original URL in the future.

See also  301 redirect