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Moving Blog but maintaining incoming links and authority (6 posts)

  1. fmckinnon
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Hey Everyone,
    I've read numerous posts here about how to properly move your blog from one place to another. Currently, I'm entertaining the notion of moving my blog from http://www.fredmckinnon.com/myblog to simply http://www.fredmckinnon.com to get it in the root directory.

    I'm confident that I can do this; however, I hate the thought of losing all of my incoming links to the /myblog/ location. I have a Technorati Authority for all the incoming links to the various entries in /myblog/ and wonder if there is a plugin or way to successfully move the blog, but also, prevent all those older incoming links from breaking?

    bottom line - if you move your blog to a different location (on the same domain), is there any way to prevent 404 errors, and the breaking of all your incoming links?

    Thanks in advance,
    Fred

  2. hquadrat
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Hi Fred,

    that's more or less a links/SEO issue, what you are looking for is a 301 redirect of all posts.

    You will find plenty of howtos and tutorials for that solution via google.

    HF,

    Henning

  3. fmckinnon
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    hquadrat,

    Thanks ... you are correct, except I'm specifically wondering about 301 directs from the old posts to the SAME post in the new location. Most of which I've figured out shows me I can easily redirect ANY traffic from /myblog/ to the root directory after the change, but what I'm after is a solution where each post in the old location redirects to "that posts" new location:

    ie.
    http://www.fredmckinnon.com/myblog/sample-post-123/
    would automatically be redirected to:
    http://www.fredmckinnon.com/sample-post-123

    Make sense?
    Fred

  4. hquadrat
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    That can be done with regular expressions. I don't remember if the apache webserver redirect-function or the redirectmatch-function will do the job for you but the name says that maybe redirectmatch should fit.

    Everything can be put into a .htaceess file in your domain root hopefully (that depends on the server config an if it really is an apache webserver) ans then you have it.

    Henning

  5. hquadrat
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

  6. fmckinnon
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Thanks,

    I think I found (thanks to chrismoncus.com) a plugin that will actually take care of this as well:
    http://scott.yang.id.au/code/permalink-redirect/

    When/if I decide to take the nasty/risky plunge of moving my blog from the subdirectory to the root, I'll update and let everyone know how it goes, surely other people are wondering the same thing about their incoming blog URL links changing.

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