Http error: 305 – Use Proxy

305 - Use Proxy

The 305 Use Proxy status code is deprecated and should no longer be used. It was originally intended to signify that the requested resource was only available through a proxy server. 

The problem with using the 305 code is that it’s not very specific. It doesn’t say why the proxy is being used, or whether it’s even required. This can lead to confusion on the part of both users and search engines. 

It’s better to use a more specific status code, such as 302 Found or 307 Temporary Redirect. If you must use 305, make sure to include information in the response headers that explains why a proxy is being used. 

305 Use Proxy is no longer an official HTTP status code as of June 2014. Googlebot will no longer obey this code.

RFC#: 7231 Section 6.4.5

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Imran Selimkhanov | Founder at Productive Shop

Imran Selimkhanov

Imran is the founder and CEO of Productive Shop. He writes on B2B demand generation and SEO strategy topics to help startups understand how to win digital share of voice. Prior to Productive Shop, Imran led demand generation at an Oracle consultancy, ran an e-commerce site servicing LE teams and helped build PMO offices at technology startup companies. When he’s not at work, Imran can be spotted hiking in the Rockies, honing his clay shooting skills and tumbling off of black diamond ski tracks due to overconfidence in his skiing abilities.

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