The page uses a refresh definition instead of using redirection.

UseOfRefreshToRedirect

Level

Warning

Category

Standards

Description

The response from url uses a meta refresh tag or Refresh header to implement URL redirection. Using meta refresh syntax is discouraged by the W3C, because unexpected refresh may confuse users and may impair the "back" button functionality in some Web browsers.

Recommendation

Use HTTP Redirection instead of using HTTP Refresh headers or meta refresh tags.

These violations are from the Bing SEO Toolkit, and are the same violations that Bing finds when crawling the internet, it is a safe bet that Google would find much the same violations.

"exactly the same as the crawler of the search engine will see it"

Alessandro Catorcini , Lead Program Manager, Bing API

Date Recorded: 2011-11-07

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