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Permalink custom structure not respected (4 posts)

  1. ManueBresson
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hello,

    My custom permalink structure is /%year/%monthnum%/%postname%.html. When I write "site:mydomainname.com" in the Google toolbar, i see lots of links to my post pages with a different permalink structure than the one set in wp. I don't understand why. It's even as bad as Google Webmaster tool is showing me 13 404 errors to post pages. but when i check these pages, they show up perfectly on Google.

    Since I am working on SEO, I would like to know if this custom structure above is good for SEO.

    I want to add your attention that I migrated my blog from blogger to wordpress and in case i change my permalink structure, I will have to do a redirect page per page from blogger to wp.

    I am waiting for your help. Thank you in advance. Oh! by the way, i am not that much geek so please, if there are technical tasks to perform, please give detailed explanations.

    Cheers,

    Emmanuelle

  2. Aaron
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Check the permalinks with the default theme active. Maybe the theme you have active is using hard coded links.

    Also it depends on your site for what is the best SEO permalink structure.

    /%year/%monthnum%/%postname%.html can be good if you anticipate people searching for your keywords and adding a year or month to the search term. Some searchers do this to find the most recent articles. This is really only effective for news, coupons, or stuff that frequently changes.

    But most likely you just need /%postname%.html or /%postname%/ will work just fine.

  3. ManueBresson
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hello WP Bum,

    Thanks for your quick answer. Are you telling me to check the default value in the permalink menu? I don't want to: first, because most of my posts are imported from blogger and i want to keep the same parmalink structure i had in blogger (otherwise it might create a problem with the 3013 redirect, no?); second, i like that structure. For my blog topic, I think it's important to see the year and the month before the name of the post.

    What i don't understand is that wp creates permalinks structure of its own, e.g. ...tag/name tag, or confusing tags with category when I have no category at the moment, or .../uncategorized or .../page/4
    there is no logic.

    Thanks for your help again.

    Cheers,

    Emmanuelle

  4. ManueBresson
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hello WP Burn,

    To be more precise, if in the google toolbar, you put site:barcelonelowcost.com (which is my domain name), you will see all the weird urls I am talking about above (they are not like it is set in the wp custom permalink). It still takes you to the post tho.

    On the other hand (and i do not know if it is related or not), on Google webmaster, it shows some errors for the following urls:

    http://www.barcelonelowcost.com/comments/feed
    http://www.barcelonelowcost.com/category/agenda-culturel-2012/feed
    http://www.barcelonelowcost.com/tag/agenda-culturel-2012/www.openhouseworldwide.com
    http://www.barcelonelowcost.com/category/art/feed
    http://www.barcelonelowcost.com/category/concert
    http://www.barcelonelowcost.com/2012/www.openhouseworldwide.com
    http://www.barcelonelowcost.com/2012/www.openhouseworldwide.com

    and another few. These urls do not exist!? does it have to do with the sitemap or with the permalinks? when I check my posts individually, the permalinks show properly.

    Thanks for your help again.

    Cheers,

    Emmanuelle

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