Bear with me as the question is more specific than mentioned in the title (otherwise too long as a title).

Imagine this setup: setup Site B contains a shortened url that links to my personal site (site A). If someone Google searches my full name, alidyn mcprono (example), will Site B ever appear in the search results? (ideally not)

Assume that there is no other reference in Site B of my name other then the shortened version ali.

  • I can't see why they wouldn't a url shortener is normally (and specifically for the given tinyurl.com address) just a 301 redirect that Google will follow to pass link juice along and such. You could test it pretty easily but I'd be amazed if Google don't then potentially include UGC that links to your page via a 301 redirect in SERPs somewhere. – pbhj Jul 4 '19 at 20:27

Technically it should work as it's a 301.

About 8 years or so ago I did the same. However I would like to give you a heads up regarding URL shorteners - my ones all vanished when the company folded. Likewise another bunch stopped working when the url shortener changed their url structure.

I'm kinda glad I did not use too many of them as they'd all need to be changed.

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