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XF 1.5 Why do link forums redirect?

Discussion in 'XenForo Questions and Support' started by Mr Lucky, Dec 28, 2015.

  1. Mr Lucky

    Mr Lucky Well-Known Member

    Why is it that link forums redirect to the target URL, and not include the URL directly in the page source?

    What I mean is the link in the page source is to the name of the link node e.g.

    and there is (I presume) some kind of 301 redirect to the actual link.
  2. Mike

    Mike XenForo Developer Staff Member

    It allows things like tracking or other features to be added that a direct link may not allow.
  3. Mr Lucky

    Mr Lucky Well-Known Member

    OK, it's just that I was warned against using internal 301s for SEO, not sure how important that is. I think if there are loads of them it can maybe not be good.

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