I'd like to see the effects of 301 redirecting a bunch of pages from one path to another on the same domain. Example:
I would of course make sure to change the rel canonical tag as well.
Has anyone done this on a somewhat large scale?
If so, what were the results? I'd expect some level of bouncing around in the SERP, but how did it shake out? Net positive effect on your rankings? Neutral? Negative?
I'm curious to hear any war stories. I've heard from others and read in Google rater guidelines that different parts of sites can be judged independently, and I'm curious to see if the same content will rank differently given a new URL path.