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Currently I have a website with a list of audio products (essentially a search engine for audio deals). http://www.soundplaza.co.uk

Once you go to the details page, you can then press the 'view deal' button to go to providers site e.g. = http://www.soundplaza.co.uk/all-deals/113/bookshelf-speakers/acoustic-energy-1

This jump between two sites is a bit harsh and I would like to show a transition page, to simply ease them into another site and not scare them off.

Within this tradition page I will have a simple loading gif and some graphics showing that your transferring.

QUESTION:

What is the best way to send the details (link, product name etc) to this transfer page, to then wait 5 seconds, to then move on to the desired link... this can in NO WAY damage my SEO, if anything rel="nofollow" would be great if possible.

I have seen that you can submit form to the transition page, then you can use php sleep and then php header to transfer... however I am not sure if php header will transfer SEO value to the provider?

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Any redirect will work fine. Search engines follow HTTP, JavaScript, and meta redirects without issue. Use whichever method is best for your visitors.

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ok great thanks... so it wont transfer my seo value over to the providers side if i use the php method then? Is there any way of attaching rel="nofollow" or would that not be necessary? –  Theo Gulland Jul 8 '12 at 8:50
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