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How Do I tell Google I moved content to a different URL? 301 Redirect is not an option.

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by SupraFast, Jun 5, 2011.

  1. SupraFast

    SupraFast Junior Member

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    I have a wordpress blog with my own hosting and domain. For a long time I had a static page as my home page... hxxp://www.example.c0m/

    I just recently switched my home page to display the last 2 blog posts rather than a static page. Now the content that was on the home page is on it's own page: hxxp://www.example.c0m/own-page/

    The problem is, a lot of my backlinks/anchor text were directed at my home page due to the static content being there. How can I tell Google that the content on the home page has moved to another page without 301 redirecting them there...because I also want the new home page to be available to my users.

    I'm afraid that now all the backlinking i did for my keyword is not going to roll over to the new content that is now on a different page.

    I hope that made sense :cool:
     
  2. daserpent

    daserpent Power Member

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    You cannot do this now. You cannot get the 100% benefit of the link building to example.com to a url like example.com/new-page without doing a 301 redirect or using rel=canonical.

    The best you can do is.. let the page be the way it was earlier and just hire a coder to integrate the new posts to be displayed on that page as well.

    Or you can just put a ******** permanent backlink to the old homepage from the new homepage so that you still get some PR flowing to the old page. By the way, your rankings will be affected by this change that you have done.
     
  3. SupraFast

    SupraFast Junior Member

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    Well that sucks.
     
  4. theconfidenceman

    theconfidenceman Regular Member

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    link to it from the home page using the appropriate anchor text. google will now rank the home page and inner page for those KWs. as long as you link to it from your home page there is nothing to worry about google will find it. Backlink to the inner pages to speed up the process.
     
  5. SupraFast

    SupraFast Junior Member

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    Okay I tried this. I guess I'll have to wait and see what happens after google updates.