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Planet13

5:49 pm on Feb 5, 2012 (gmt 0)

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Hi there, Everyone:

Is there a page rank loss for 301 redirects when the page is kept on the SAME domain, but moved from one directory into another?

In another thread, it was mention that there could be a 15% loss in page rank when a page is moved to a different DOMAIN.

But is there a loss when a page is moved from one directory to another on the same domain? (Assuming that I keep the linking the same.)

Thanks in advance.

seoskunk

7:14 pm on Feb 5, 2012 (gmt 0)

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My understanding is that 301 does not carry all link juice so yes there would be a slight loss of page rank, you might find the following thread usefull

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Planet13

8:15 pm on Feb 5, 2012 (gmt 0)

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Arrggghhh... that is not good then.

rainborick

8:17 pm on Feb 5, 2012 (gmt 0)

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Of course, the primary loss would be from links pointing to the page from external sites. If you update your internal links, there would be no loss since Google would eventually discover all of the changes. I think we have to assume that the 15% figure was somebody's estimate, anyway. You're bound to see a drop in performance from that page until Google absorbs it all, but I don't think it's worth worrying about. If the move makes sense, then PageRank should not be a factor in your decision.

tedster

8:48 pm on Feb 5, 2012 (gmt 0)

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It's really most worth worrying about when you have a strong, authoritative link pointing to the old version of an internal URL. I have found it is worth investing the resources in getting those linking sites to change the URL - and also getting a few new backlinks to your best internal pages soon after the change.

But the majority of the loss really ends up not amounting to much - especially today when the algorithm goes so far beyond PR.

Planet13

9:09 pm on Feb 5, 2012 (gmt 0)

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It's really most worth worrying about when you have a strong, authoritative link pointing to the old version of an internal URL.


while I DON'T have that situation, some of those pages that will end up with a new URL do have the most FaceBook likes. I wonder if that will cause any problems?
 

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