Google Warns Against “Sneaky Redirects” When Updating Content

May 15, 2024

When dealing with outdated website content, Google has warned against using certain redirects that could be perceived as misleading to users. During the conversation, the two Googlers addressed the practice of using redirects when older content is replaced or updated. This was brought up during a discussion about linking similar, but not equivalent, content. Yes, it’s acceptable to keep outdated content accessible if it still holds value. Google’s John Mueller suggests that you can either redirect outdated content to the updated page or keep both versions of the content live.

The source of this news is from Search Engine Journal