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Serious Question About Website Redesign. From home/category/post to just home/post

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by cyrus451, Dec 12, 2016.

  1. cyrus451

    cyrus451 Junior Member

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    So i need serious help. I have a website been up about a year and put reviews on it from time to time. What I have currently is a silo structure but would like to go back to just having it home/post-name in the url. How would i go about doing this efficiently? I mean I can make the change myself but will google automatically pick up the url changes ect? or do i need to setup 301? Problem is I have over 200 articles on the site and setting up 301 for each page will be a huge time waster. Thanks!
     
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    Xcepty Registered Member

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    Hi, if your 301 setup have a pattern, try to make your setup with regex. It's work fine.
     
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    Not sure I understand. My question really is can i change the url structure and have google automatically pick up the changes / reindex or do i need to 301 every damn post which will take hours and hours.
     
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    Oh, sorry. Nop, you must guide Google from your old URLs to your new URLs.
    If you change page-a.html to page-b.html, you need to 301 it.

    About your 301 setup, if you have 50 URLs in a folder like /articles/, you can do a regex.

    Exemple:
    domain.com/articles/page-a.html
    domain.com/articles/page-b.html
    domain.com/articles/page-c.html
    ...

    You can do a regex like : 301 all url with pattern /articles/ and redirect Google and users to /blog/page-a.html for example.
     
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    So it should not take to long? I have about 15 different categories so i do belive it would be a large undertaking to change the url structure. Thank you for answering me btw. Any one know how much it would cost for someone to make these changes for me? I just dont have the time atm.
     
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    I've no idea about the price, the setup should be fast.
    No prob for the answer :)