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Question: is there any recommended practice to implement this kind of homepage with permalinked URL? You should let the homepage be the homepage and you should not add redirects. Each time a robot wants to index your homepage, there would be a redirect to some new page (at least one new page each day). This is not helpful for your ranking. Instead, ...


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You say that redirects are a separate problem but they are they really are the same problem. Redirects are the official, fastest, and most effective way to tell Google that your URL structure has changed and that they should show the new URLs rather than the old URLs. Your site may be new, but Googlebot never forgets you old URL structure. I worked with ...


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You have to wait until Google re-indexes your website. This can usually take a few weeks to complete. Once that happens, you will see the updated URLs on Google.


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There's a couple of possible solutions in this blog post, though see my comment above. I haven't used the Migration plugin myself, and it's pretty old, but I'd have to assume it functions if someone's still recommending it. The Redirection plugin I have used, and it's pretty convenient as it lets you set up redirect patterns(obviously), but also logs ...


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This should do it RewriteRule ^(.*)/(.*)/[0-9]\-(.*)$ http://yoursite.com/$1/$2/$3


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An other option would be to get a webspace package. Then you don't need to care about the server, you only have to care about your blog. And updating wordpress is very easy and doesn't need much time. I think you also should consider that if you move your blog to a bloghoster you normally won't have the same control about your blog as you had when it was on ...


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Yes, it is possible, but you would need to alter the way your Google Analytics tracking script behaves and, in the long run, your analytics data would not map directly to your site's URI structure (which may compromise the usefulness of your analytics reports). Your revised Google Analytics snippet would look something like this: <script ...


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There is one possible solution using the Javascript History API, which can change the URL in the address bar without redirecting or reloading the page. See the answer here for details: Updating address bar with new URL without hash or reloading the page.


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Is there any way to setup a URL to act as a router to these different images? The routing URL should be indexed by search engines. The most efficient and affordable way to accomplish this is to use a content delivery network (CDN), which would cache your images on servers around the world, and serve them from the server located closest to the ...


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It seems you have two pages/URLs that show the same post. Ordinarily I would have suggested removing one of these "permalinks" in WordPress - that URL would then return a 404. However, it would seem that these two permalinks have existed for a while(?) and have been indexed and possibly linked to. So, it might be better (at least in the short term) to 301 ...


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Ideal URLs should be: Unique Descriptive Easy to remember Easy to type I would: Leave out extra directories such as "tech-stuff" or dates Use the post title to be descriptive, but pare it down if possible when it gets long so that it is easier to type


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A better program in my opinion to check links is Xenu link sleuth. Try it against your site. From the time Google crawled your site showing those URL's have you deactivated or uninstalled any plugins? Have you changed templates? Or cleaned up the site by removing pages? There's no specific length of time before Google re-crawls your website. Times differ ...


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As indicated here by Google: Our systems analyze the link structure of your site to find shortcuts that will save users time and allow them to quickly find the information they're looking for. Make sure you're not using that URL with a slug in your site, sitemap.xml, or one is linking back to your site, and that there isn't a URL rewrite rule in ...


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Have a look at this question, which I answered if Slash or Hyphens are better for SEO: Is it better to use slash or hyphens for SEO? Basically, Matt Cutts (from Google) stated (and recommends as a best practice) that Google treats hyphens in URLs as word separators, which would (in theory) weight subfolders differently than hyphens between words.


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As long as the URLs are static there are only minor differences. URL become part of the SERP and like with your page's title not all characters are shown. So I decided against having the date as part of my URL to make the URL shorter. This makes them also better readable when written somewhere else. Also I replace all special characters with the minus (-) ...


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I do not know of any way to keep the permalinks. Yes, you can predict the link from the post title - I was just about to do the research and write up the current rules when they added the custom-permalink feature, so I didn't bother. But basically, the text portion is geneated from the start of your post title, with a dash () substituted for spaces, and ...


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FunnelWeb 2.1 was just released, might be an option. FunnelWeb is an open source blog engine, built by developers for developers. Instead of fancy quotes and oodles of widgets, we focus on letting you post beautiful code samples, keeping your markup clean and valid, and encouraging collaboration with rich comments. FunnelWeb is easy to install, and has ...


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I managed to get it working for my recent Joomla -> Wordpress translation by using a variation of @paulmoriss's rewrite: RewriteEngine On RewriteRule ^(.*)/[0-9]+\-(.*)$ http://yoursite.com/$1/$2 [L,R=301] Note: I only had one level of category, hence I only capture two parts of the original URL. Beyond that, I think @paulmorriss is missing a '+' ...



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