?? A Couple of Questions about 301/302 redirects

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Hi,
How long would a 302 redirect have to be in place before Google starts treating it like a 301 redirect?
Also, is it true that google hates affiliate links? How would Google treat redirects to affiliate link?
Please share your thoughts!
Thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author katerinavaiou
    As you should be knowing 302 is for temporary redirect and 301 for permanent one. Now many people would not use 302 as most of the redirect are done to solve the permanent redirect issues.

    Coming to affiliate link, yes Google does hate it. But without affiliate link, you can't earn money from your website. So that does not matter much.
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  • Profile picture of the author yukon
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    The way Google knows there's a 301 or 302 on a page is they first look at the http header (not HTML <head>) for a URL.

    I've never tested a long term 302 but I suppose it's possible Google could consider a 302 a permanent redirect If they kept crawling the URL and always found a 302. I mean If a page is a 302 for a year, it's probably a permanent redirect.

    Either way it's still a redirect.

    Google doesn't hate affiliate links. What they don't like is followed affiliate links because followed links rank pages on Google SERPs.
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