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Is it ok to alter a page URL? (2 posts)

  1. splimwad
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    HI,
    I have a page that used to rank really well but the mobile version of my site overtook this page and the actual website page dropped like a stone.
    I have stopped the mobile version now but it still ranks in Google (I guess it will for a while).
    Is it ok for me to just change the URL name to see if it will rank again. If I call it a different title will google penalise me in any way?
    Just want to lose the mobile version of the page (it's now a 404 page) and rank the original website page.
    The pages I created that didn't go through to the mobile version all seem to be doing well, so I know it was something that the redirect did to my mobile slite.
    So, if changing my URL is ok that would be cool.
    Thanks for any help
    Regards
    Chris

  2. prionkor
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Do a 301 (moved permanently) redirect. Which will tell search engine the page is moved to a new one. Its better then 404.

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