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    Why 301 redirect a home page

    Hi Guys

    I have a client who is based in the middle east and they operate in 5 different territories across the region.

    So they have their hero domain as www.mydomain.com but they have a 301 redirect in place on the home page that redirects to www.mydomain.com/ar-sa/

    Which indicates to Google that this is in fact the canonical domain, whilst also giving preference to ar-sa (arabic - saudi arabia) as the preferred region for all of the territories. (which are in sub folders of the canonical domains)

    I am recommending the implementation of hreflang tags for the site.

    But I suppose my question is this. Should the 301 redirect have been put in place on www.mydomain.com, will this have any detrimental effects for the domain.

    And what should best practice dictate for this scenario.

    Thanks guys, any advice greatly accepted.

    Last edited by lloydy14; Oct 29th, 2014 at 11:50 AM.

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