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Am i right with my url rewrite

Kindly advice if iam right with my url rewrite process

6:47 am on Mar 1, 2011 (gmt 0)

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One of my website was developed with .net and url extension were .aspx. Recently i converted the site to php where urls extension are .php and all the urls were rewrited from .aspx to php.

I have few My doubts and issues hope it can be solved here

1) All my internal pages PR were dropped to 0 is that due to url change? if so why rewrite has not helped or still i have issues with my rewrite.

2) I developed lots of back links for my old urls (.aspx) is that i need to change all the existing back links to new urls (.php)

3) Still i am continuing my link building and links were secured for new urls. Is back links of old urls (aspx) and new urls(php) with conflict or rewrite will care of this?

4) couple of urls lost their rankings in google but not all. Is that due to url change

Advance thanks for your valuable feed backs
10:33 am on Mar 1, 2011 (gmt 0)

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When you changed your system from .NET to PHP you had several choices:

- use the .aspx extension for your PHP files and set the server configuration to parse .aspx files for PHP content. Continue to link to exactly the same .aspx URLs as before.
- use .php files on your server, but continue to link to .aspx URLs. Set a rewrite so that when a .aspx URL is requested, content is served from the matching .php file.
- use .php files on your server, and change all the links on your site to point to these new .php URLs. Set up a redirect so that if any .aspx URL is requested, browser is redirected to the new .php URL.

The last one of these will result in the site losing rankings because by giving your pages new URLs, you are in effect starting again with a new site.

The first two options would see no change in rankings or traffic because the URLs that users "see" and "use" remain exactly the same, all of the "magic" being done out of sight inside the server.

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