SEO Tip: Don’t Do As Google Does, Do As They Say – Info SEO

There is the saying “do as I say, not as I do.” That is often the case in which prefers you to listen to their advice versus watch their actions. When AdWords redirected to Google Ads and used a 302 redirect, which is still the type of redirect in place, that would be one of those examples. AdWords has permanently changing to Google Ads, so why a temporary redirect?

Another example is when Google Maps moved from to, again a 302 redirect. Or when Google webmaster tools, well, it is still undergoing, moved from a and is moving to subdomain at

Again, do as we say, not as we do.

Why does this happen? Well, John Mueller of Google said on Twitter

John said: “you'd be surprised (or maybe it's just like most other companies) how these decisions usually aren't driven by SEO.”

Here is the tweet:

So if you think you should move from a subdomain to a subfolder or use a 302 over a 301 – it doesn't mean Google is doing this because it is their best SEO bet – it was just a decision made for one of many other reasons.

Forum discussion at Twitter.

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