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[resolved] 301 redirection after permalink changes (5 posts)

  1. abhijeet1983
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hello,
    I was using http://www.mywebsite.com/category/postname for 2 years now.
    Now, i have changed it to http://www.mywebsite.com/year/month/postname.

    So, I want to redirect my old url to new one as some bookmarks and links are pointing toward my old urls.

    Google have also indexed my content with old URL. And it has started to re-index it using my new URL also.

    When I checked HTML Suggestions in my Webmaster Tool, it is showing Duplicate title tags, Duplicate meta descriptions, because of the two urls with same content.

    I know I can redirect my old URL to new using 301 redirect. But, as my blog have more than 1000 posts it will be time consuming to redirect each and every URL.

    Any method to mass redirect my old URLs to new ones? And how should I inform Google or any other search engine about the same?

  2. I was using http://www.mywebsite.com/category/postname for 2 years now.
    Now, i have changed it to http://www.mywebsite.com/year/month/postname.

    Good. WordPress lets you do this. ;)

    So, I want to redirect my old url to new one as some bookmarks and links are pointing toward my old urls.

    ...

    I know I can redirect my old URL to new using 301 redirect.

    Unless you've done something to disable it, the built-in canonical URL feature of WordPress will actually do the 301 redirects for you. You don't have to do anything.

    http://markjaquith.wordpress.com/2007/09/25/wordpress-23-canonical-urls/

    It's a very cool feature.

    You can try it out easily enough, just change the permalinks and with a browser that has it's cache and cookies cleared (just for testing) visit one of the old URLs. You should get 301'ed to the new URL.

    As for telling Google, if you are using a sitemap plugin they'll find out that way or when they crawl your site.

  3. abhijeet1983
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I can see that all my old URLs are redirected to new ones thanks to the built-in canonical URL feature.

    I was more worried about informing Google about the same. But, I think new sitemap submission will solve this problem.

    Thanks for the help

  4. Google will respect your built in canonical URL :)

  5. mpromp2
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I did the same thing and mines aren't redirecting. Is there someone that can help me. I went from 30,000 visits a month to about 1,500. It's killing my site.

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