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XF 1.5 Why do link forums redirect?

Mr Lucky

Well-known member
#1
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.

Code:
href="link-forums/name-of-link-node.12/"
and there is (I presume) some kind of 301 redirect to the actual link.
 

Mike

XenForo developer
Staff member
#2
It allows things like tracking or other features to be added that a direct link may not allow.
 

Mr Lucky

Well-known member
#3
It allows things like tracking or other features to be added that a direct link may not allow.
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.