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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)

10+ Year Member

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)

WebmasterWorld Administrator 10+ Year Member

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)

10+ Year Member

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)

WebmasterWorld Administrator 10+ Year Member

>shouldn't I use the permanent redirect 301

Yes, that's probably a good idea.


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