What are the proper use cases for 301 and 302 redirects?

Question: What are the proper use cases for 301 and 302 redirects?

  • Use 301 redirects for top-priority pages that you want Google to index first. Use 302 redirects for lower-priority pages which can be indexed later.
  • Use 301 redirects all the time. There are no proper use cases for 302 redirects.
  • Use 301 redirects when the change is not permanent. Use 302 redirects when the old URL is moving permanently to the new URL.
  • Use 301 redirects when the old URL is moving permanently to the new URL. Use 302 redirects when the change is not permanent.

The right answer was: Use 301 redirects when the old URL is moving permanently to the new URL. Use 302 redirects when the change is not permanent.

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