30 Dec '15, 12pm

GoogleBot Treats 307 Redirects As 301s?

GoogleBot Treats 307 Redirects As 301s?

Over a year ago, we covered a topic that is rare, 307 redirects when it goes over HSTS, HTTP Strict Transport Security. When we migrated this site over to HTTPS, we went really strict and uses HSTS and I saw that the redirect was a 307 from the non HTTP to the HTTPS of this site. Why? John Mueller said on Google+ : HTTPS & HSTS: 301, 302, or 307? If the combination of these letters & numbers mean anything to you, you might be curious to know why Chrome shows you a 307 redirect for HSTS pages. In the end, it's pretty easy. After seeing the HTTPS URL with the HSTS header (for example, with any redirect from the HTTP version), Chrome will act like it's seeing a 307 redirect the next time you try to access the HTTP page. Your server's not returning a 307, Chrome is just showing it to you as such to explain that it's doing the redirect for you. You can confirm that by looking a...

Full article: https://www.seroundtable.com/googlebot-hsts-redirects-301...

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