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find and replace old.html with newpage.php, or not?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by theseodude, Jul 2, 2012.

  1. theseodude

    theseodude Regular Member

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    Hi
    This refers to my question from yesterday.
    So I had an html page that I converted to php.
    Then using htaccess, I 301 redirected the oldpage.html to the newpage.php and it is working.

    now my question is, from an SEO standpoint, is it better to go to every page on the site and find every instance of oldpage.html and replace it with newpage.php ?
    Or is it better if oldfile.html stays?
     
  2. PatrickLSO

    PatrickLSO Newbie

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    It makes no difference really. PHP files just dynamically display html, so they are the same in the end. The content is what matters, not the extension at the end of the file.
     
  3. Carlosse

    Carlosse Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    tricky one...i am not sure indeed...
    the most important think is to make sure your redirects are done in your htaccess

    The fact of editing all the internal links and update them to the corresponding .php pages, i think it doesn't matter...but I have no way to certainly said so :confused: