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Renaming Permalinks

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by baddrunk, Jan 9, 2017.

  1. baddrunk

    baddrunk Junior Member

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    I have a site, 6-7 months old, ranking for 80+ KW's.

    I want to go back through my posts and rename permalinks to clean them up.

    What's the overall effect of this - it essentially renames the URL too, correct? What happens with the current posts/pages that are ranking? Do I need to do manual redirects? Will I lose all current rankings?
     
  2. Mubashar786

    Mubashar786 BANNED BANNED

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    Yes Ranking Drops If The post title is 50 methods to earn money and changed to 60 ways to save money it will effect more than 55+ changed to 60+.If You Redirect It Will Cause Duplicate Issue.You Are Definitely Going To Loose Rankings.You Can Do Permanent Redirects 301
     
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  3. michaelch

    michaelch Newbie

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    Are you using wordpress? I believe that is automatically redirects if you're changing the url.
     
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  4. baddrunk

    baddrunk Junior Member

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    Yes, using wordpress.
    I don't have too much content on there right now so I think I'll just leave it alone. Going forward I'll just make sure I have them named properly before publishing.
    thanks for the replies
     
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    If your website is older than six months you will lose all of your social media share count and may risk your existing SEO ranking if you change your permalink structure.