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Changing Url Path On Website Remodel

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#1 Purple3


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Posted 27 August 2013 - 04:41 AM

Working on a site remodel - site is approx 100 pages and current url is www.abc.co.uk/index.htm . Im planning to change this to www.abc.co.uk/home/index.htm 


home will change to reflect top navigation headers , home , dine , stay , weddings etc 


this proposed change is purely to assist with admin of the site .


When the remodel goes live understand that 301 redirects will be required for the existing url pointing to new url , this is a pain though worth it with better site admin 


Is this strategy ok ?? + if ok how long should 301's be in place 


Best regards 

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Posted 27 August 2013 - 05:04 AM

I'm not crazy about a site's home page being somewhere other than just abc.co.uk/, but it's not going to do you any harm as long as the 301 is in place. You can drop the index.htm by rewriting it to the URL of the directory, however -- or if you really want to, you can rewrite abc.co.uk/home/ to abc.co.uk/home/index.htm, but as a rule, I prefer for the canonical location of any page to be the simplest URL that displays the unique content.


How long should the 301 remain in place? Unless you change this at some point in the future, forever.

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Posted 27 August 2013 - 05:59 AM

Hi Qwerty , may thanks for advice , Based on your feedback the plan is to keep the proposed directory structure in place with the exception of the index.htm which will be the same as current ie www.abc.co.uk/index.htm 


Best regards and thanks again 

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