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#1 seoisgod

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Posted 24 April 2010 - 07:57 AM

Hi guys,

Am working on a new site that is due to go live sometime on Monday/Tuesday.

We grew out of the old Data base driven shopping cart and have now created a hand made site with a shopping cart built in.

All links now are static links etc.

My question really is over the past year or so some of the products have had their product numbers changed.

For example one product was called a Morso 3110 and its now called a Morso 3112 so obviously on the new site the mirrored url will be slightly different as ive changed the url to morso_3112 etc.

There is approx 10 of these types of chamges.

What would be the best way to do this. I used to use Cpanel which allowed you to set up 301s but as ive upgraded and gone to a VSP server it only has the ability to install Plesk which doesnt allow 301s to be set up.

So in a nut shell im running of a std server.

Is there a file I can set up that will tell google to redirect to the new pages?

cheers

Dean

#2 Jill

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Posted 24 April 2010 - 08:04 AM

If it's not a windows server you can/should redirect via an .htaccess file.

#3 seoisgod

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Posted 24 April 2010 - 08:05 AM

QUOTE(Jill @ Apr 24 2010, 02:04 PM) View Post
If it's not a windows server you can/should redirect via an .htaccess file.


Hi Jill,

thank you for taking the Time to reply.

It is indeed a Windows Server. Is that a problem?

#4 qwerty

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Posted 24 April 2010 - 08:40 AM

It means you can't use .htaccess. Here are some instructions on IIS 301 redirects.

#5 seoisgod

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Posted 24 April 2010 - 09:05 AM

QUOTE(qwerty @ Apr 24 2010, 02:40 PM) View Post
It means you can't use .htaccess. Here are some instructions on IIS 301 redirects.



Hi there thanks for that.

that seems ok to follow however it seems to indicate that I must have the old file and the new files on my server for it to work?

The problem I have is that when I tell our old Web company that we will no longer be using their services they will delete the account and all the files.

So I will only have the new page.

Is it going to be a case that Ill have to duplicate the new page and rename it to coincide with the old URL so effectively ive got the 2 pages but the visitor will only see the new one iv directed it to?

#6 Jill

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Posted 24 April 2010 - 09:39 AM

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Is it going to be a case that Ill have to duplicate the new page and rename it to coincide with the old URL so effectively ive got the 2 pages but the visitor will only see the new one iv directed it to?


Correct.

Why not change your password to the server now before you tell the design company that you are leaving them so they can't sabotage you?

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Posted 24 April 2010 - 09:54 AM

If you only require the presence of the old file so that you can tell the server to redirect requests for it, you don't really need to save the actual page. You just have to have a file -- any file -- that resides at the URL from which you're redirecting. It can even be empty.

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Posted 24 April 2010 - 04:01 PM

QUOTE(Jill @ Apr 24 2010, 03:39 PM) View Post
Correct.

Why not change your password to the server now before you tell the design company that you are leaving them so they can't sabotage you?


thank you for clarifying Jill.

Not to sure what you mean about the password change?

The server is with a UK company called Fasthosts and the site is a hand made one i put together. the company we will be leaving simply provide an "out of the box" Cart, So when i say we no longer want their services they will just close our cart down, which is not a problem as I have control over the Domain.

So the server is not with the same company so thats good.

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Posted 25 April 2010 - 06:51 AM

The "Smart" 404 page gets another outing biggrin.gif

http://www.highranki...mp;#entry242355




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