For context, my company uses a 3rd party website to house Instructions for Use manuals for the products we manufacture. We use a 3rd party to house these manuals as they are very large and often need to be updated. The 3rd party website makes it easier for our Quality team to make updates when needed, and not hosting these manuals on our website, ensures we’re not being bogged down by them.
This 3rd party is now requiring that we have our own URL’s that can then redirect to their website (where the manuals are housed) because they will be changing platforms and the current URL’s will no longer work.
What this essentially means is, we will need to create dozens of pages that will then redirect to a completely different domain. I noticed that we already started doing this, by simply creating a redirect for a page that doesn’t and hasn’t existed in our redirection plugin. Example: https://www.website.com/example/1233 REDIRECTS TO https://www.otherwebsite.com/1233
I’ve never seen this done before and am unsure of the negative implications this may have. Has anyone else tried it? Did you experience any negative SEO affect?