As recently we have discussed about how to use ‘Custom Permalink’ feature in blogger for On-Page SEO, today I`m gonna tell you about how to apply custom permalink for your old posts and how to redirect that old URL to newly created custom permalink.
Just coming to the topic, I’m showing you an example about the whole process by taking my one of the old posts, how to enable/recover a disabled facebook account.
Earlier I wrote that post and my automatic generated URL for that post was – http://tricks99.net/2013/05/how-to-enable-recover-disabled-facebook.html
So I was not satisfied with that automatic permalink. 🙁 So I’m applying custom permalink for that post.
So let’s step into how to apply custom permalink for old posts,
So my new URL which I created for that post is – http://tricks99.net/2013/05/how-to-enable-recover-disabled-facebook-account.html
This step is similar to the process which I have explained in my earlier post.
Now redirecting the old URL to newly created custom URL,
For example, I have shared my old URL in one FB group earlier.
So when anyone clicks on that link, it will display a 404 error page. So I will lose traffic for that post.
So that’s why we have to redirect our old URL to new URL to avoid 404 error, to maintain traffic.
The format in which you should place your both old and new URL’s is /2013/05/how-to-enable-recover-disabled-facebook.html as already it will show www.yourdomain.com when you place mouse in both ‘From:’ and ‘To:’ options.
So when you filled both ‘From:’ and ‘To:’ URL’s, click ‘Permanent’, ‘Save’ and ‘Save changes’ button.
That’s it. So it should be like this below image,
Now you have successfully redirected old URL to new URL. So when anyone clicks your old URL, it will automatically get redirected to new URL which helps you to save traffic without displaying a 404 error page.
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