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Will changing my permalinks hurt SEO? (3 posts)

  1. agentsully
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I would like to change my permalinks to sitename/postname from sitename/year/month/date/postname.

    I'm going on the advice in Yoast's post on SEO.
    http://yoast.com/articles/wordpress-seo/

    Before I do this I want to make sure that it won't hurt my search engine traffic and many backlinks to older posts.

    I have about 300 posts over 5 years, with maybe 20 very popular posts that I wouldn't want to lose traffic to.

    Is it safe for me to make this change? Is it advisable?
    Thank you kindly for anyone to share their experience on this topic!!!

    Kristin
    my site
    LifeLearningToday.com

  2. WordPress Bum
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Not worth it one bit.

    Keep your structure the way it is and enjoy your search engine traffic.

    Not having the year/month in the URL will not give added benefits from a 5 year old site.

  3. agentsully
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Thank you for giving me your guidance.

    Just curious what the downside is and how it relates to the age of the site?

    thank you!!

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