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Best way to change a site from html to asp?
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Msg#: 3328763 posted 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?

eg www.sitename.com/infopage.html

needs to change to

www.sitename.com/infopage.asp

Same content etc, will effect any pages already in the index?

Thank you in advance for any advice

Alan

 

Fotiman

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Msg#: 3328763 posted 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:

www.example.com/infopage.html
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

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Msg#: 3328763 posted 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

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Msg#: 3328763 posted 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

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Msg#: 3328763 posted 11:07 am on May 5, 2007 (gmt 0)

Use Rewrite

Panic_Man

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Msg#: 3328763 posted 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?

For example,

www.sitename.com/infopage.html

becomes:

www.sitename.com/infopage/

Drag_Racer

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Msg#: 3328763 posted 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.

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