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Best way to change a site from html to asp? work together msg:3328765 4:36 pm on May 2, 2007 (gmt 0) Hi
I am changing over our site so it is all .asp
Whats the best way of doing this so the big G and other engines can still index our site.
Do I simply put a simple redirect script on the old html page to the same new asp page?
needs to change to
Same content etc, will effect any pages already in the index?
Thank you in advance for any advice
Fotiman msg:3328841 5:28 pm on May 2, 2007 (gmt 0)
The best option would be to configure your web server (IIS, Apache, etc.) so that a request for the old page sends a 301 Redirect to the new page. This will preserve your search engine rankings. A 301 Redirect means the page has moved permanently. For example:
renamed to: www.example.com/infopage.asp
You would no longer have any page available at infopage.html. But you would configure your server so that a request for that page would send a 301 Redirect to the new page.
If your site is hosted and you don't have control over the server, you may need to work with your web host to get this configured.
steve msg:3330118 7:54 pm on May 3, 2007 (gmt 0)
Or set up your server to pass all html pages through the asp parser, then you don't have to rename or redirect them! kiwibrit msg:3331552 10:35 am on May 5, 2007 (gmt 0)
Or set up your server to pass all html pages through the asp parser, then you don't have to rename or redirect them!
I did the same when I started using php. In thory, I believe this could make the site slower. In practice it has been fine.
tugang msg:3331574 11:07 am on May 5, 2007 (gmt 0)
Use Rewrite Panic_Man msg:3332776 7:55 am on May 7, 2007 (gmt 0)
Have you considered 'folderizing' your pages so that you don't face this problem again in the future?
Drag_Racer msg:3341961 1:14 pm on May 17, 2007 (gmt 0)
I would listen to what Fotiman has suggested. The other suggestions could bring up way to may issues in the future you really don't want.