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Combining 2 categories (multiple pages into one)

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by goofsterstud, Feb 22, 2013.

  1. goofsterstud

    goofsterstud Newbie

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    I'm working on my website which has a Definition and Formula section. Each have very little content. So I assume that combining the forms with the definitions would make the content appear thicker to the search engines and help my blog. So how would you go about this? So what I'm considering is combining the ___ definition with ___ formula if both exist. That would give the pages more content, as some definitions are fairly short.

    1.) Make a new category (formula-definition) and create a new page, do 301 redirects from both old pages which will be deleted to the new page.
    2.) Change the category name from definitions to (formula-definition) delete the formula section, and combine the pages with a 301 redirect. (Does Wordpress automatically redirect category pages if you change the name?)
    3.) Am I just over thinking this and should leave it.
    4.) Better ideas?

    Any plugins or other things that I could use to help automate the process?
     
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  2. dudemike

    dudemike Power Member

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    make it simple dont overthink and make it more complicated, cause it might bite u in later
     
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  3. infoasian

    infoasian Supreme Member

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    keep one of the categories and 301 to other category linking to the one you are keeping. Quick and simple. In my experience it helps to edit your articles a lillte bit when you make such changes.
     
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  4. goofsterstud

    goofsterstud Newbie

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    Sounds great.

    So if I understand the plan is to rename Definitions to Formula-Definitions.

    1) Find out if their is a Formula and Definition for the same term.
    2.) Copy to Formula, Paste it into the Definition.
    3.) Delete the Formula page with a 301 redirect.
    4.) Relocate all the formula pages without a definition, I will simply change the category checklist.
    (From what I understand, if I do this word press will automatically add the redirect)

    Note: Or did you mean to keep the original url and name where the url only says formula?