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changing url slug

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by bimmerime, Oct 15, 2015.

  1. bimmerime

    bimmerime Regular Member

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    i have some pages that i updated and changeed their url slug. now both the old and the new slugs are indexed in google. and the old one is redirected to the new one.i want to de-index the old one. but when i use the webmaster removal tool.i get the message that page still exist.
    what can i do?
     
  2. davids355

    davids355 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    I think if you already 301 redirect then the old one will remove itself from Google shortly anyway.
    I think there are tools online to check what type of redirect is in place?
     
  3. zoom5

    zoom5 Newbie

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    It's probably because when they crawl the url they are getting redirected to the new one. Since you have already set up the 301s I wouldn't worry about it too much.
     
  4. bimmerime

    bimmerime Regular Member

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    well, basically i didn't do any 301 redirect . i just changed the slug. i though the old one will get removed automatically but it did not.
     
  5. keadams26

    keadams26 Regular Member

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    Ok, then it's a simple solution. Do a 301 redirect and it will be resolved.
     
  6. bimmerime

    bimmerime Regular Member

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    the old url automatically redirects to the new one. i just want it to be de-indexed
     
  7. andrewfench

    andrewfench Newbie

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    If you put 301 redirect to your old pages then I don't think so you need to disable old ones. Google will shortly remove them.
     
  8. bimmerime

    bimmerime Regular Member

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    what do you mean disable them
     
  9. zoom5

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    Dude, 301 the links already.
     
  10. clevelandslim

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    Wnen 301 redirect old urls to corresponding new urls, the old ones no longer have any content of their own.
     
  11. ChanzGrande

    ChanzGrande Elite Member

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    These folks are telling you to go into your .htaccess file or other redirection tool and make it so any time "old-slug" is referenced it will 301 redirect to the same url, but the slug "old-slug" will be replaced by the slug "new-slug."

    You make this change in your .htacess file most often. If doing this, Google will pretty quickly recognize the slug "old-slug" content no longer exists so it will de-index it.
     
  12. Ambitious12

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    I was thinking something different but when read the posts of other guys here then understand 301 for this problem.