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I'm not sure this is the right group/forum for this but I'll give it a shot.

Basically I've heard that redirects are not so hot, seo-wise, unless they're 301 redirects.

We just built an online catalog. Each year of the catalog is in it's own folder.

So the 2009-2010 undergrad catalog would be: http://catalog.sjfc.edu/undergraduate/2009-2010/

The 2010-2011 undergrad catalog would be: http://catalog.sjfc.edu/undergraduate/2010-2011/

But I have a zillion links all over the site that would have to be updated every year... so I want to make a generic directory: http://catalog.sjfc.edu/undergraduate/current/

Which would basically be a folder full of redirects that the rest of the site would link to. Each year when the new catalog goes live we would just update all the pages in the /current/ folder and know that all the catalog links on the site were pointing to the new catalog.

I know this will work from a purely navigational standpoint but how will it effect our google search results. Is this a bad idea from that standpoint & is there a better way I should try to do this?

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