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Altering a site without affecting pr

8:08 am on Jul 28, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I started a site about four months ago and it is becoming more popular than I imagined. The main page has picked up a PR3 and many of the sub pages PR2.

Because of the success and the workload that comes with it I want to change my pages from .html to .php so I can make a database driven site to ease the content management; my question is how can I change the pages without losing my hard earned PR?

8:58 pm on July 28, 2006 (gmt 0)

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dear triangulum

once you change your website urls/web page extention of your website you will lost your Google Page Rank(s) must, but i will recomend you to dont change your home page extention which will help you to gain the page rank for new urls/pages later on.

9:09 am on July 29, 2006 (gmt 0)

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If you are simply changing pagename.html to pagename .php in a per page bases you could set up mod-rewrite to redirect users and search engine bots from old page to new page name. This will help prevent loss rankings.

You can find out a lot more about server side redirection at the apache forum.

Here is a good example...


6:49 am on Aug 15, 2006 (gmt 0)

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How about if you don't change your main page extension? Will you keep your PR the way it was? For example we had to change a whole website from .asp to .aspx. And how long will it take to retrieve teh PR you "lost"? Thanks
7:51 am on Aug 15, 2006 (gmt 0)

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PageRank depends on inbound links. If links point to urls that no longer exist, then you will not automatically recover that PR, not ever. You can place a 301 redirect from the old url to a new url and you eventually see the PR transferred over, but you have to take action.