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Old 12-15-2006, 05:15 AM
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how to redirect old page url's to the new ones

in the past our company used a static html website. Now we are moving to a new php website and we want to place al the old page's in the new design (the php pages). How can i redirect google's to the new url's of the pages without losing the ranking, the serp positions, ... ?
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best bet is to use mod rewrites - but it really depends on the naming convention of the files in your previous set up...
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use 301 redirects

how? depends on server software


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Old 12-15-2006, 03:42 PM
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You can also use .htaccess for that ,but I`m not sure about the effect of that on old`s pages ranking.
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If you do proper redirects, I believe Google has said PageRank (and other things I assume) should transfer correctly.
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Old 12-16-2006, 03:52 PM
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i'm not sure but i think you can use .htaccess
That is the best thing you can do. Permanent Redirects 301.

If you cannot use .htaccess, you still can do that with PHP or ASP scripting.
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Old 12-18-2006, 08:44 PM
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Im pretty sure when a bot sees a 301 it sees the domain it redirects to so your PR is the same.
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Old 12-19-2006, 11:12 PM
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Thanks for the great links on 301 redirects.

I am about to move from a MS Windows server to a Linux server and the URLS using APACHE are all different... I wanted to not only save my page rank but hopefully increase it with the cleaner MODrewrite URLs
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