Need to do 301 redirect for some well-ranked URLs. Sort of terrified to lose ranking.
Read that Google claims to no longer penalize 301 redirects / impact your SEO. Need some SUPER failsafe practices to how that's ACTUALLY done.
Seems like it could be a sort of "Ah! Yes! Well...you did the 301 redirect correctly BUT...you used your left hand, so...." and then your ranking falls to pieces.
Please, the inside scoop step-by-step for a low-impact 301 redirect vis-a-vis Google ranking.