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Changed webpage URL . Google displays two webpages now

     
5:46 pm on Feb 17, 2011 (gmt 0)

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As the title goes, I changed a webpage URL because I made a mistake on the title and URL. Now if I search for that webpage Google shows me something like this on the search result:

This is a red widgets
www.This-is-a-red-widget.com (old URL with error)

This is a red widget (fixed title)
www.this-is-a-red-widget

What can I do? Is it bad for seo? Will Google fix this on the cache or I have to use ...webmaster tools, for example?

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7:29 pm on Feb 17, 2011 (gmt 0)

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Do both URLs still resolve directly? or is the original URL now giving a 404 Not Found?
8:21 pm on Feb 17, 2011 (gmt 0)

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Thanks for responding me. On google when i click the wrong url it automatically correct itself and turn into the correct link. At that point i go to the correct article...No 404
6:08 am on Feb 18, 2011 (gmt 0)

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If it is redirecting correctly with a 301, you shouldn't have any issues.Google will correct them eventually.It will help if you could point some internal links to the new url, but not a must.Wait for a few days and it will be sorted out.
7:59 am on Feb 18, 2011 (gmt 0)

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Thanks for your reply. Well, I dont know about 301 but I use Wordpress. As I said when I clikc the wrong link on Google search, it automatically change into the correct one, so I guess it should be ok.

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2:00 pm on Feb 18, 2011 (gmt 0)

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it automatically change into the correct one, so I guess it should be ok.

You can't depend on changes you see in the browser location bar - they will happen whether the HTTP status code is 301 or 302 (or even 307). You need the status to be 301. Even a meta refresh will change the location in the browser bar.

Use any header checker to see what the server is returning. For example, there's a free Firefox add-on called LiveHTTPHeaders that will show you all the header information exchanged between your browser and the server, including the HTTP status codes.
2:25 pm on Feb 18, 2011 (gmt 0)

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Thanks for your kind reply, Tedster. I tried your addon but it was too tricky for me. So i went online and i found this: [seoimage.com...]

the result was this: HTTP/1.1 301 Moved Permanently
Date: Fri, 18 Feb 2011 14:24:18 GMT
Server: Apache

I guess I should be fine!