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Stacy Stone
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April 20, 2016 - 2:52 pm
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I am changing they homepage layout of an established website that receives a fair amount of visits.

The homepage used to be an article that has in place a number of backlinks and receives about 85% of the sites traffic.

I want to use a different, more generic homepage that will have a link to the primary article (previous homepage article – [above]) and will also link to other articles on the site.

I have changed the previous homepage article from a “Page” to a “Post”

I am assuming that all SEO will stay the same since nothing has really changed other than the “Page” to “Post” formatting, and the fact that it will no longer be on the Homepage.

I am wondering if there is something that I might have missed, or if I need to use a “Redirection Plugin” – since obviously, I do not want to lose the traffic from this page.

Any help and suggestions would be appreciated.

Thank you,

Stacy

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This is a rather basic answer but I hope it helps in the absence of any other.

The key issue is what the page URL is. If you can keep the URL the same then searches for it will still find it.

If you change the URL then, in effect it’s a different page and the original won’t be found – possibly resulting in what’s called a 404 error.

The re-direction plugins are normally used to deal with the cases like the one where you have changed the URL of a page and want visitors to still find the content by being re-directed.

You don’t actually say what the page URL is or how you have WordPress configured in terms of permalinks so I can’t really add much more.

Carl French

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St Albans, England

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Stacy Stone
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Thanks Carl, I appreciate the information. I decided to hire someone to help me resolve the issue – there was just too much traffic that I didn’t want to put at risk.

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