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Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by akr007, Mar 25, 2020.

  1. akr007

    akr007 Regular Member

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    Hello experts!
    I am having a queer issue.
    I bought an expired domain. It has some good links to 95 URLs. I want to recover them.
    But the URL pattern is domain. com/02/03/2009/post_name
    Now I recovered them with the date in Wordpress (to keep the link juice). It is okay so far.
    But the problem is, when I am going to post a new article, I have to keep the URL pattern same to keep the old pattern with date, else all the dates of the previous URLs are removed automatically!
    Now, is there anyway, to keep the old URL with dates, and post new articles without dates (normal pattern)?
    I can redirect all the 95 URLs, that's not an issue. But I don't want to make too many redirections.
    Is there any suggestion guys!
    Thank you in advance!
     
  2. chipsie1102

    chipsie1102 Newbie

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    Can't go wrong with 301 redirects but if you don't want to go down that route there's one option I've just come up with:

    In your WordPress website, set the blog permalinks to show the category (so it will show as domain.tld/category/post-name)
    add a category for each of the dates you're keeping from the old URLs (eg 02/03/2009 would be a category name) make sure this is the primary category of the old posts
    then you can add a general "blog" category for your newer posts and the URLs will be as such:
    domain.tld/02/03/2009/old-post/
    domain.tld/blog/new-post
     
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  3. akr007

    akr007 Regular Member

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    Thanks for your kind suggestion!