There has been a lot of debate on the issue of 301 versus 302 redirects over the years, specifically regarding the loss of PageRank. Gary Illyes from Google has confirmed now that when you are using a 30x redirect – such as a 301 (permanent), 302 (temporary) or 307 (temporary) redirect – that the destination page will not lose PageRank from the intial page.
30x redirects don't lose PageRank anymore.
— Gary Illyes (@methode) July 26, 2016
In today’s hangout, John Mueller also confirmed this has been in place for a while, so this isn’t “new” per se, and does confirm what Mueller has said recently about it not mattering whether a site owner uses a 301 or 302 redirect when it comes to PageRank value.
Gary Illyes also said earlier this year that website owners should use the redirect that is the best choice for their site, and Google had also confirmed that moving to HTTPS would not result in PageRank loss.
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