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changed from bla.php to .html

11:09 pm on Jul 15, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Hello .. i learned how to change in .htaccess from .php to .html and some of my phps (like programtv.php i made program-tv.html).
But there is a problem .. google gave PR4 to programtv.php but not to program-tv.html
I am using the .html links now .. what can i do? :¦
6:09 pm on July 16, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Why didn't you just carry on using the same file extension?

Changing a URL is often a bad idea...

7:06 pm on July 16, 2006 (gmt 0)

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To answer the question: PageRank is seemingly updated only a few times per year, so if it's only a recent change, one might expect that the PR for the .html pages hasn't yet been updated. It may take a few months to see PR on those pages, but a more important question is how are they ranking compared to theor .php counterparts? Are they included in Google at all?

As mentioned above - changing URL's is a bad idea more often that not, but considering that you've already done it, you'll just have to wait to see the changes reflected in Google.

2:54 am on July 17, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Yeah it all depends, I did the same thing, mostly to protect my pages, even know it really doesn't but it does make them easier to read.

When I did it, I did it when my site was down for like a week, in the middle of that week Google update itself and my site went from a PR4 to a PR1, to a 0. I also wasn't using Google SiteMap either. Once I update my site and got it back up all with the new urls, my page rank in matter of a months time went back to PR4 on the main page and about 1/2 on others. The big thing though was my ranking start to go back up and I saw the new pages show up in searchs.

So its all in when you do it and the reasons. If your pages don't see it, your better off not changing it if you have high ranking/high traffic unless you want to take the time and 301 every page to the new page which can be a bit bother some.