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Is URL optimization safe for SEO rankings?

Baptgrrr
Tourist
13 0 1

Hello,

I'm considering optimizing my site's URLs for SEO. Will simply checking the box (to create a URL redirect) when changing the URL protect me from an SEO standpoint? I'm concerned about altering the URLs and potentially affecting the ranking. Is there any strategy to follow? Should I change them all at once over a short period or spread out the changes over several weeks?

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zinkey37
Visitor
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Hello. In my opinion, changing the URL is not recommended. Especially those urls that are ranking high.
If you still want to change the url, do a 301 redirect from the old url page to the new url. And check out other articles that link back to the old url and change it to the new url.
Good luck

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zinkey37
Visitor
2 1 0

This is an accepted solution.

Hello. In my opinion, changing the URL is not recommended. Especially those urls that are ranking high.
If you still want to change the url, do a 301 redirect from the old url page to the new url. And check out other articles that link back to the old url and change it to the new url.
Good luck

Baptgrrr
Tourist
13 0 1

Okay, I understand. Thanks for the reply! Have a nice day!

Netania211
New Member
4 0 0

What if we have more than 100 URLS? Do we redirect all the URL's mannualy?

Baptgrrr
Tourist
13 0 1

Hi @AamirZahoorSEO 

Thank you for these advice 🙂

I'll do that!

SEOAnt-Sylvia
Shopify Partner
6 0 3

URL optimization is a basical part of SEO and should be varied depending on specific situations.

 

🔥Changing URLs of high-ranking pages can harm their SEO, as search engines need time to reindex the new URLs. If you decide to optimize URLs, ensure they include relevant keywords and are concise and easy to read. This can improve both SEO rankings and user experience.

 

☑️TIP: Optimizing a large number of URLs individually can be time-consuming. Consider using SEO tools like SEOAnt, which automate this process. SEOAnt’s “AI on-page SEO Scan” helps quickly optimize product links, meta tags, URLs, and other SEO elements based on search engine rules.

 

Best wishes for the ongoing success of your business.

 

 

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