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  • More than a month ago moved to WordPress with a DB import of 9200 articles. Reading up on permalinks I decided to use %postname% as the best permalink structure for SEO.

    Traffic has gone from a steady 2500 pageviews a day to a steady 700 pageviews a day.
    Google bot has indexed the 9200 articles with the new structure.
    Google Tools shows 1000 server errors about /categorey and /authors.
    Google Tools also shows 350,000 urls not found, most seem to be /archives. It is now also showing a DNS error and refuses to crawl.

    This is the new permalink stucture google has successfully indexed

    I Bought my Wife a Lexus for Christmas

    This is the old permalink that most of the 9200 articles have out there.

    A simple .htaccess 301 access /archive does not work because of the number and the slash.
    Any advice or direction to help would be appreciated.

    Will changing the structure to follow the old urls help?

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