Technical SEO

Meta Refresh Redirect

Shahid Maqbool

By Shahid Maqbool
On Jun 21, 2023

Meta Refresh Redirect

What is Meta Refresh Redirect?

A Meta Refresh Redirect tells the web browsers to navigate to a different web page after a specified time. 

This client-side redirect can be implemented by embedding a meta refresh tag in the header section of the HTML code.

When a user visits this web page, the browser reads the meta refresh tag and redirects the user to the designated URL. 

While browsing you must have seen this message "If you are not redirected in five seconds, click here”, this is a meta-refresh redirect.

Google does not recommend using this redirect except in specific cases like if you are unable to use a .htaccess file or when you are trying to redirect a single file in the directory with multiple files.

To better understand Meta Refresh Redirect, make sure to read our detailed post on Redirects.

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