My site runs on WordPress. I have a custom post type of my Projects. These projects are categorized using Project categories. Each Project category has it's 'archive' page, where the projects are displayed. For every category (every archive page) I can set unique meta description, title, keyphrase and everything, which is great.
As a result, all of my Projects are being displayed on my Projects page:
All the archive pages for my project categories exist, though. So, I have:
(These archive pages have their own SEO meta data)
Since I do not want to use archive pages, I am redirecting every archive page automatically to my
/projects/ page, with custom URL query parameter so the right projects are displayed by default on page load:
example.com/project-category/some-category/ # This is redirected to example.com/projects/?category=some-category
Everything works well. The site technically is on /projects/ page, but 'some-category' is selected in Isotope filter automatically. However, search engines are reading the destination page's meta data - so I have the same generic meta title and description for every project category.
TL-DR: Can I force Google to consider source page meta data, instead of target page, when using 301 redirect?