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    SEO for Moving a Website Feature

    We have an events calendar written in PHP that we are upgrading and moving to a new script. All the urls will change.

    This one of our sites most popular features.

    Do I need to put up redirects or anything else to help with SEO?

    Is this something I should do at the server level? With PHP?

    Any advice would be great!

    Thanks!

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    If you change the URL of a page, you should set a 301 redirect via the .htaccess file so that search engines and anybody with the old URL bookmarked will automatically end up on the correct page and not with a 404 error.
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    I'm on IIS, I don't think I can use a .htaccess file. ???

    How would I do that on IIS?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pgowder View Post
    How would I do that on IIS?
    I'm sure Google will dig up a lot of answers to that. This was my first hit:

    http://www.trainsignal.com/blog/iis7...ws-server-2008

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    Quote Originally Posted by ralph.m View Post
    I'm sure Google will dig up a lot of answers to that. This was my first hit:

    http://www.trainsignal.com/blog/iis7...ws-server-2008
    Thanks, I knew how to do that.

    What I wanted answered, was for SEO what would be the best way?

    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by pgowder View Post
    Thanks, I knew how to do that.

    What I wanted answered, was for SEO what would be the best way?
    Hm, in post #3 you asked how to do a page redirect in IIS. Anyway, I agree with TechnoBear in terms of using a 301 redirect. If you do that, Google will see that the page has moved and will transfer any credit from the old page to the new one.

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    Ah - good question. As that's more of a server question than an SEO question, do you want me to move the thread to the Server Config forum? If you're still hoping for more SEO-related responses, you can leave this thread here and open a new one there.
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