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I fixed the canonical issues with the domain
redirected all non www to www
and also redirect domain.com/index.html to domain.com
is this beneficial so far?
But here is the problem.
Many indexed pages in google are not there anymore so I wanted to do a redirect 301 because the url of those pages has slightly changed.
For example domain.com/guitarbass13.html to /guitarbass.html
SO I made those redirects for 20 pages or so but after just a few hours the number of indexed pages in google dropped from 1900 to just 20. Why is that.
I removed all the redirected pages and the number went up to where it was before.
So is making 301 for changed pages beneficial of not?
www to not www
old location to new location
Now new 301 redirects
/index.htm -> /
// to only one /
is redirected to