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[resolved] Don't want to loose google ranking (WP Super Cache)? (7 posts)

  1. tomasi514
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I am rebuilding a website, this old website has a specific html page which obtains great result for a specific 2 words search with Google.
    I thought about using Wp Super Cache to lose as much as possible in terms of ranking (keeping a html page, same page address, aproximately same content).
    Am I doing the right thing here?

    If yes, can anyone tell me what writing mode I'd rather use in Wp Super Cache? Mod_Rewrite seams to be the best but is the php will have same effect on search engines? I just want to ensure that they see html pages, not php ones.

  2. Why not just do an .htaccess redirect for the old page to the new location?

  3. tomasi514
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Thanks for answer ipstenu, sounds much better yes, less trouble I guess..
    I am not very familiar with .htaccess, any source or procedure you would recommend me?

  4. tomasi514
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    But: with this simple htaccess change, I will certainly loose benefit of my google positionning as the new page does not have the same address, right?
    If yes, what can I do?

  5. No.

    You will NOT loose google ranking. The whole point of a redirect is to say 'Hey, this moved, I'm here now.'

    Look, this:
    Redirect 301 /oldfile.html http://you.com/newdirectory/newpost

    KEEPS your Google Juice. I promise. :)

  6. tomasi514
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    All right, thank you so much man.

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