I am working on a client’s website where they change their landing page from domain.com to domain.com/dir/landingpage.aspx wherein domain.com.au 302 Redirects to domain.com/dir/landingpage.aspx
Domain.com.au is the indexed version. I know that if we do a 301 there is some leakage of link juice. The homepage on any site picks up the most natural links therefore I don’t recommend on redirecting the homepage domain.com to domain.com/dir/landingpage.aspx. I would rather keep the home page as the canonical so 100% of all links count. Would it be okay to implement canonical tag or change the 302 redirect to 301?
Option #1: Canonical Tag Recommendation
domain.com –302 Redirect--> domain.com/dir/landingpage.aspx (rel=”canonical href=”domain.com)
Option #2: 302 to 301 Redirect Change
domain.com –301 Redirect--> domain.com/dir/landingpage.aspx