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Same domain name, change of secondary URL's
Domain name listed, but u.r.l. are not updated

 5:02 pm on Jul 28, 2003 (gmt 0)

Hello webmasterworld,
My website has been completely changed at the beginning of the month (different web designer..). Same domain name, but different 2ndary U.R.L. (e.g. www.mydomain.com/products.htm changed to www.mydomain.com/products/)
The problem is, in atw database, all the 181 pages listed (url.all: +site), apat from the home page (crawled a few days ago), are from the old version. My home page is fully optimised (Meta tags, keyword density..), I really don't understand why the internal links didn't work. Should I submit via lycos Insite (but which u.r.l.?), or any other solution?
Thank you for your help, I'm a bit lost and cold!



 6:15 pm on Jul 28, 2003 (gmt 0)

Hi Raymond, welcome to the board.

You can do a couple of things:

1. Wait until Fast indexes your site again (about a month is my guess before all pages should have be crawled.)

2. Do a 302 permanent redirect to the new url's. Eg. point domain.com/old_page.html to domain.com/new_page.html and then wait for Fast to reindex.

3. Flip out your flexible friend and pay for indexing at Lycos, PositionTech or some other vendor. This can be a costly venture if you have many pages (181 will cost quite a bit - maybe just pay for the really important ones?), but will get your listings updated in about 48 hours.

I'd probably look into the 302 redirect [searchengineworld.com] which will solve the problem with all the 404 not found errors you probably have.


 8:53 am on Jul 29, 2003 (gmt 0)

Hi Rumbas,
Thank you very much indeed for your reply.
Just one thing: as the old u.r.l.'s won't be used anymore, shouldn't I use the permanent redirect 301?


 11:24 am on Jul 29, 2003 (gmt 0)

>shouldn't I use the permanent redirect 301

Yes, that's probably a good idea.

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