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Changed my blog's URL, SEO is screwed up. What now?

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1 year ago     |    Owner of 1 Blog(s): Madbucks   

I changed my Blog post URLs as it had year and date in it, now all my old URLs show 404 now. Anything I can do now?

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1 year ago     |    Owner of 2 Blog(s): Chronicles of a World Traveller    Muralikarthik   

Changing a link's URL can make the incoming link break. So unfortunately it'll show as a dead link and therefore the  link juice it carries is gone. You should never change the structure of a perma link of ur blog.. You have to start over or revert back to old style

Tirthankar Bose

Tirthankar Bose

1 year ago     |    Owner of 2 Blog(s): ThePoorNomad    Easy Tech Tools   

Hi Prabha,
For this, you have t do a 301 redirect. Its not that hard if you have the htaccess file of your website.
It's hard to mention everything out here step by step, so referring a video from youtube.
301 Redirect WordPress - How To Create 301 Redirect with a Plugin
How To 301 Redirect WordPress Site With CPanel


Koshial Robinson

Koshial Robinson

1 year ago     |    Owner of 1 Blog(s): Skateboard Guide   

Add the Redirect 301 wordpress plugin and redirect the old url to new url.

The error will be fixed.

Ritu Sharma

Ritu Sharma

1 year ago     |    Owner of 2 Blog(s): Xclusive Fashion Meets Lifestyle    The Every Lady   

Hi Prabha,

Do 301 redirect your old links to new links. the 404 error will solve.

Ruma Dey Baidya

Ruma Dey Baidya

1 year ago     |    Owner of 1 Blog(s): Holidaystory   

Hi Prava


If you are using wordpress, it can be done with a simple plugin called redirecton. Put your 404 link on source and put the new link on the destination. Thats it. No need to warry about ..





Santanu Debnath

Santanu Debnath

1 year ago     |    Owner of 3 Blog(s): Money Gyaan    10Reviews    Bloggingjoy   

Hi Prabha,

You have to edit your website's .htaccess file and write a redirect code there to fix this issue. 


If you can't do it yourself or not confident, then hire someone to fix this. I think better you post this query in any of the below forum to get a quick response.




Hope this is useful.



Sayeri Bhattacharya

Sayeri Bhattacharya

1 year ago     |    Owner of 1 Blog(s): Sayeri Diary   

Dont worry, place 301 redirection always so that those 404 urlswould redirect to the new urls and link juice will also be pass on to the new urls. For wordpress, you will get plenty of plugins for this redirection.

Niharika Verma

Niharika Verma

1 year ago     |    Owner of 1 Blog(s): The Pink Velvet Blog   

If you are using blogger, go to blogger settings and select "Search Preferences". 

Click on Custom Redirect and Enter both, old and new URL in "From" and "to". 

This usually helps when you need to fix one URL at a time. 

Latha Lukose

Latha Lukose

1 year ago     |    Owner of 3 Blog(s): Indian Mom Vlogs    Lathalukose    Indian Beauty Secrets   

Hi Prabha have you resolved this?

Just run an seo audit ( free - search online)

Find all broken links

Map old to new links

Use a 301 plugin to fix these.

I would recommend checking in Google webmaster - it shows 404 properly as well.

If there are certain links you no longer want, you can let google know via webmaster

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