Does Google Search Like Redirects?

We read a while back that Google doesn’t like to index redirects, and well we were wrong. There are circumstances where Google doesn’t mind. We were removing URL‘s in the Search Console to have the cleanest index possible. Now we are going to keep the old URL of page and redirect the user once they get to the old URL. Here is a link to Google’s article.

This is important to your Search Engine Optimization due to you never know when the new URL will be crawled. We waited 3 months for one of our pages to get indexed, and this is after submitting a request in the search console. We had removed the old URL in the search console, so that page wasn’t indexed for 3 months. It was a page dedicated for one of our main services.

The big take away is don’t remove pages from Google’s index if the page is valuable to you. Use a 301 redirect instead. This will not hurt your site’s performance. AHREFS shows if the page isn’t found an alternative page could be. In our case the page was for Data Cabling and the About Us page was the closest alternative.

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Find Google My Business Missing Reviews

One of our clients received an outstanding Google review; however, the review isn’t showing up. The person who left the review sent us a screenshot of the review and everything looks legit. We decided to contact Google for help to find the missing review. Here is the link to the best place to start.

We went through the process and got the the screen where we choose “Email” and then had to fill out specifics. Everything was straightforward till we got to finding the business profile ID. Next to the field was a link to find the business ID. It lead us to this page.

Go to your Google My Business Listing for this business to edit the listing. One way to get there is to type in the exact name of the business the way it shows in the Google My Business listing.

Once you get the page to manage the listing click on the 3-Dot Hamburger menu to get to “Business Profile Settings“. Here you find the ID. We also found this ID while hovering over the business listing and in the URL preview at the bottom of the browser window you will see and need to write down this number. We blocked out the number but it will be where the red circle is.

We heard back from Google that review may violate one of their guidelines. The reviews go through an automated process, so support can’t see the review to be able to tell you what is wrong. Here is link to their guidelines.

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