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Sandboxing due to URL redirect

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Msg#: 4093962 posted 1:38 pm on Mar 9, 2010 (gmt 0)

Dear all

I will be changing the URL of my main website shortly. The website has a lot of internal links that point to absolute URL (eg: http :// example.com/abcd.html). In order to make the transition easier, I have now been making these internal URLs relative..(stripping the initial http ://example.com part so that anchor keywords link to "/abcd.html" )

My doubt is will this cause Google to sandbox my pages? I have heard that mass modification of internal links could get Google to become suspicious about the links and so sandbox the pages.

While making the URL relative should not be a problem now, I see a case when the site is shifted to example2.com and Google suddenly sees all the thousands of internal links now pointing to a different link (example2.com/abcd instead of example.com/abcd)

Is this a problem? What should I do to avoid this? Please advice.



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