1) Not checking for existing redirects
One of the most common mistakes is not checking if there is an existing redirect before creating a new one. This can cause an infinite redirect loop and make the website unusable. To avoid this, always check if there is already a redirect in place before creating a new one.
2) Redirecting to the wrong page
It’s easy to make a mistake when entering the URL of the page you want to redirect to. Double-check that the URL is correct before implementing the redirect. This will save you time and ensure that users are sent to the correct page.
3) Not using the correct redirect method
There are two types of redirects: 301 and 302. 301 redirect is permanent & signals search engines that page moved permanently. A 302 redirect is a temporary redirect, which tells search engines that the page has temporarily moved to a new location. Make sure you use the correct redirect method depending on your situation.
4) Redirecting too quickly
Redirecting too quickly can cause usability issues for users. Give users enough time to read any messages or alerts on the page before redirecting them. This will help to ensure that users understand where they are being redirected and why.
5) Not providing a fallback
6) Using relative URLs instead of absolute URLs
When specifying the URL for a redirect, it’s important to use an absolute URL, including the protocol (http or https). Using a relative URL can cause the redirect to fail or send users to the wrong page.