Change the url of a web page

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Hi guys,

I have a static page that goes something like this....

I want to change its url name into something seo-friendly like

but what happens now to my previous url page name....

is 301 or canonical url the answer to this (Im using WP and with seo yoast as plugin)... where should I put my old url homepage name then....

#change #page #url #web
  • Profile picture of the author manishk
    yes 301 redirect is best or you can use redirection plugin for wordpress.
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  • Profile picture of the author JackieGold
    Yes - go with 301 redirect. If you are comfortable enough doing so, you can avoid using a plugin and just add the following to the .htaccess file of your web site:

    Redirect 301 /home/ IANA — Example domains

    BE SURE BACKUP the file before making the change. A mistake in the file could make your site inaccessible.

    A slightly safer way to do this is via the Domain Redirects tool in the cpanel for your site on your hoster.
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  • Profile picture of the author ChrisMoon
    do a 301 redirect


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    • Profile picture of the author tantivy
      okay, thanks for the clear advice.. I'll do a 301 redirect then.
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  • Profile picture of the author davegarcia939
    Yes you can use any 301 redirection plugins
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  • Profile picture of the author dave_hermansen
    I agree with the others here.. Change the URL and then 301 the old one to the new one.
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