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Static html > WP | Don't wanna lose PR

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by lattenlui, Aug 10, 2012.

  1. lattenlui

    lattenlui Newbie

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    Hi!

    I changed my site from static html to Wordpress. Thanks to the last google PR update my site went from PR n/a to PR1 and one site to PR2. It looks like that:

    /index.html >>> PR1
    /bla.html >>> PR1
    /tztz.html >>> PR1
    /aboutme.html >>> PR2

    I setup my site in wordpress and want to shut down the static html files but I'm worried about my PR. Can I make a 301 for all "old" files to my new WP index page?

    Thank you very much!
     
  2. Marcink99

    Marcink99 Power Member

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    yes you can. In a matter of fact I just converted my html site to wordpress. I used 301 redirect plugin for it and redirected all html pages to new wordpress url.
     
  3. puneetas3

    puneetas3 Senior Member

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    Dear with the 301 redirect you will only gain traffic from old pages and not the PR. Your PR will get update only in the next PR update. You don't need to worry at all. Use this

    http://wordpresshero.com/tricks/add-html-extension-to-permalinks.html/

    and all your WP url will end in .html. So no loss in PR. I personally use .html extension on all my WP install as they are recommended by Google (html, php, asp etc) instead of a web directory.
     
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  4. Marcink99

    Marcink99 Power Member

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    Not true at all. "If you add a trailing slash like "/%category%/%postname%.html/", your page url will not appear to be a html page to search engines. Instead, it will look like a directory with ".html" in the name."
     
  5. lattenlui

    lattenlui Newbie

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    Will give it a try... Let's see if it helps. Thank you both!
     
  6. puneetas3

    puneetas3 Senior Member

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    Dear use permalink as "/%category%/%postname%.html" and not as "/%category%/%postname%.html/" That was easy peasy. If you aren't satisfied, just PM me and I will show you one of my WP install (I told you all my WP install work this way).
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  7. SEOnetic

    SEOnetic Senior Member

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    Thanks a lot mate for the help. I was looking for a way to solve this too. You are awesome. :D