Does Google crawl and treat tiny URLs using a 301 redirect the same as other links?

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  1. Administrator

    Administrator Administrator

    Does Google crawl and treat tiny URLs using a 301 redirect the same as other links?

    It will be much better if we use URL-shorteners rather than tinyURLs. And coming back to the question, whenever Google index one of 301 redirects, they do follow and flow the PageRank as normally they would with a 301 from any other site.

    Danny Sullivan did a great work about URL-shortening services. In that, he took the top URL-shortening services such as tinyURL.com, bit.ly/ and questioned do they do a 301-redirect or do they do some other sort of redirect.

    When a shortening service does a 301 redirect, Google should flow all the PageRank just like they do with any other sort of 301-redirect. Google can be able to follow that and find destination URL without a big deal, with the help of URL-shortening services which do it in a right way.
     

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