A big and legitimate fear when you revamp or redo your old website is that you might lose page ranking once the transition has occurred. Using a 301 redirect will make sure that the search engines can find the content on your new / revamped site. This is the best way to make sure that users and search engines are directed to the correct page. . A 301 redirect tells Googlebot that the move is permanent and that Google should start indexing the new domain instead. Googlebot won’t see the new site as duplicate content, but as moved content.
So How Do I Set Up the 301 Redirect?
To carry out a 301 redirect for websites that are hosted on servers running Apache, you’ll need access to your server’s .htaccess file.
This is an example of what the 301 redirect line will look like. For more information on how to edit your .htaccess file follow this link.
Redirect 301 /oldfile.html http://you.com/newdirectory/newpost
… With WordPress there is an easier way!
Simply download and install the Redirection plugin for WordPress. This little tool creates a basic graphical interface inside your WordPress dashboard, where you can create 301 redirects automatically, without having to write any code yourself.
You then just need to fill in the old page url in the “Source url” and the new page url in the “Target url”
you can monitor your pages in the Redirect Plugin
This plug-in is another in the long line of reasons why WordPress is a great platform for your web site. Get found, continuously improve and save money.
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