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New Google Vanity URLs.. will it ruin my backlinks????

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by rplumber, Nov 23, 2013.

  1. rplumber

    rplumber Newbie

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    Should I get the new google vanity URL that is being offered to me. I have built many MANY backlinks to the current URL and don't know enough (SEO noob).

    Will all my backlinks still be valid and passing juice? Do I have anything to worry about?

    Thanks guys! Love this site..:cool:
     
  2. bertbaby

    bertbaby Elite Member

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    What advantage does the vanity url have over your old?
     
  3. ibmethatswhoib

    ibmethatswhoib Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Kanye West would like the new Google vanity URL's
     
  4. rplumber

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    Not much except it's easier to tell customers about our page (we're a service business).

    I'm just worried all our past link work involving the old URL will be lost? I assume they 301 direct to the vanity URL but will this change for a more permanent solution in the future?

    Maybe someone out there can shed some light on this...
     
  5. Bucketbot

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    i would jump for the vanity URL. Over time it will be more beneficial but might hurt a little for the short term.
     
  6. SkyrocketSEO

    SkyrocketSEO Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    You're talking about G+ vanity URL? What, you're building your biz through G+, ranking G+ account?
     
  7. rplumber

    rplumber Newbie

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    In some ways, yes. In the past I've build links towards our Google+ page and its helped our profile show up in outside service areas (where we are not featured in the 7 pack). It's worked quite well actually. In most outside service areas we have our webpage ranking in the top three and some have our Google+ profile ranking underneath.

    Just helps the customer find us easier when they search and see our company name in the SERPS multiple times. Our facebook, yelp, and angie's list URLs have also helped us in the same way.
     
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    Wonder if G is redirecting the old URLs to the new vanity URLs...
     
  9. TZ2011

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    Yes, it is redirecting those ugly strings of numbers to vanity urls.