A 302 redirect can be a dangerous thing in the hands of a search engine. A little bit like giving matches to a 2 year old.
Because 302 redirects are the default type of redirect, you need to think carefully about whether you actually want a 302, or whether you should be doing a 301 redirect instead.

PHP redirect function (301 / 302)

I'm often asked how to do 301 redirects in PHP. It's not hard, but it's a pain having to remember the exact syntax every time. Here's a little function I wrote for Jojo CMS for making redirects easy. Usage Add one line of code whenever you need to do a redirect. 301 redirects... redirect('http://www.domain.com'); or...
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Why don't people use 301 redirects?

I have just completely revamped the NZ Coastguard boating education website tonight. When I say "revamped", I mean make substantial changes to the backend with virtually no changes to how it looks - if anyone notices anything new, I'll be surprised. Clients aren't going to notice the new nice URLs, the new CSS based layout, the fact...
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PHP 301 Redirects

The preferred way of redirecting a page that has moved is by a 301 redirect. In PHP, 301 redirects are not the default (a 302 redirect is the default). Whenever you move a visitor to a new location, you should use the PHP 301 redirect, which involves one extra line of code. In PHP, a 302 redirect is done as follows... header('location:...
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Redirects - the good, the bad and the ugly

Redirects are an important part of a well maintained site. As pages are deleted or moved, it's common courtesy to sent the visitor to the new page, or at least apologise for the inconvenience. Types of redirect Redirects come in several flavours. Redirects can be done by the server, or by the client (browser). Generally speaking, a server...
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