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Removing The .asp From The File Url

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#1 andyjv


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Posted 17 April 2014 - 07:07 AM



We're looking into removing the file extension from our web pages. In this case, removing the .asp from the URL.


A few questions that I'd appreciate your opinion on -


1. Is there any negative impact to making this change with regards to search engines?


2. Should we expect a drop in ranking while Google re-crawls?


3. If we do this, should we change all internal linking to remove the .asp?


Thank you in advance for any answers.



#2 chrishirst


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Posted 17 April 2014 - 08:34 AM

1: Yes, for a few weeks maybe months


2: Yes see above.



3: Yes.

#3 torka


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Posted 17 April 2014 - 08:49 AM

Two questions:


1. Why? (It sounds like a lot of work, and I'm not sure I grasp what benefit it's supposed to bring.)


2. Can you implement 301 redirects from the ".asp" to the non-asp URLs? (Of course, you need to update your internal navigation to point to the new URLs, but 301 redirects will take care of any external links pointing to your old URLs, and will also help mitigate any search engine effects.)


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