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Changing URL of a page

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by gman777, Jul 15, 2017.

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  1. gman777

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    If I have a URL like site.com/best-blue-widget, and I add a "today" to the widget(so now it's /best-blue-widget-today), will Google consider it a new page and hence it will have to rank again just like a new page?

    Or it's not about the page, but the keyword that you're trying to rank?
     
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    Yeah, it's considered a new page.

    Just 301 redirect the old URL to the new one and you'll be good to go; Google will just update the URL in the SERPs and you should maintain your rankings.
     
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    I see no reason for URL change. You can play around with title, post title, keywords on page, but IMO no need for URL change.
     
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    hOLY sHIT, bro. That was less than a minute(actually 56s and 4ms, I've counted). I didn't know that Flash is your sibling.
     
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    because this some obvious question right there
     
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    Agree. With that URL change, a 404 page error will occur. So you need to create a 301 redirect after changing the URL.