The internet is always changing. Sites like archive.org are specifically designed to keep track of those changes. In order to facilitate the organic nature of the net, HTTP status codes 301 and 302 were developed to make sure that if you changed sites or needed to adjust a URL, you didn’t need to worry about losing backlinks, breaking your own site’s structure, or even swapping entire sites from one place to another.
This article is aimed at the best practices for using a 301 or 302 redirect. We already have a full guide on how to go in and create the redirects that you should check out to dig into the finer details.