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Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by Samurai-champloo, Jun 24, 2017.

  1. Samurai-champloo

    Samurai-champloo Junior Member

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    Recently i published an article on url http://mywebsite.com/myarticle. It was indexed by google. The following week i changed the url to http://mywebsite.com/myawesomearticle. When i checked site:mywebsite i saw both urls are indexed (having the same content). Clicking both automatically redirects to http://mywebsite.com/myawesomearticle. To prevent duplicate content issue i removed the url http://mywebsite.com/myarticle using Remove URL tool. Few days laster now i see both ( http://mywebsite.com/myarticle and http://mywebsite.com/myawesomearticle) are removed. Now i cancelled the request to remove url (its says it;ll take 90 days to reinclude url). what to do to properly include the url (http://mywebsite.com/myawesomearticle into serach results?
     
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    i didn't setup 301 manually. it redirects automatically.do i have to setup 301 redirect now?
     
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    Yes, you should install redirection plugin and it takes care of it automatically
     
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    Chances are, WordPress was handling the 301 for you automatically. I believe I've seen it do this before when I've changed URLs, but I would suggest handling the redirect yourself just to be safe. 301 the old URL to the new URL, then force a recrawl.

    Edit: confirmed. WordPress core creates a 301 when the slug is changed, but I'm cautious, so I would still make the 301 myself.
     
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    I used 301 redirect plugin. now its back and appeared on serp. Thanks
     
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