What is the purpose of a URL mapping file?

Question: What is the purpose of a URL mapping file?

  • To create a map for Google to follow the redirect path
  • To map out how many 301 vs. 302 redirects you need
  • To map the old site URL to the new site URL
  • To avoid pages being interpreted as soft 404’s

The right answer was: To map the old site URL to the new site URL.

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