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#1 kevs

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Posted 06 October 2008 - 09:49 AM

I accidentally capitalized the first work of an inner page.

for example : www.shoes.com/Brown

I made the B of brown capitalized instead of lower case.

The problem now is that Google has indexed the upper case mistake, so if I change to lower it will still come up in the search, but if you click on the link there is no page.

Appearently case really does matter in urls. Not sure how to beat that.

#2 Ron Carnell

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Posted 06 October 2008 - 10:45 AM

Change the link to match the page. Then it will work.

Then, don't do it again. :)

#3 kevs

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Posted 06 October 2008 - 06:20 PM

Thanks Ron,
What I'm saying is, I change the page name to all lower case. Then I upload the new version. It's live on the web now.

I google that page, it comes up, it's indexed, I click the link (in the Google search), and the new page does not come up -- it only comes up with the first letter capitalized.

Maybe I did not understand correct.

#4 Ron Carnell

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Posted 06 October 2008 - 07:00 PM

Sorry, I guess I misunderstood whose link you were talking about.

You have two choices, I think. You can put a 301 redirect from Page.htm to page.htm, which will both help the engines reindex more quickly and insure searchers find the right page. Or you can simply wait it out. Eventually, depending on the perceived importance of the page, Google will visit again and correct the mistake for you.

Actually, I just thought of a third choice, thought it's certainly not one I'd recommend. You could move your site to a Windows server, where you'd find there's no difference between upper and lowercase. :)

#5 kevs

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Posted 06 October 2008 - 10:33 PM

thanks Ron, they are all bit cumbersome. So I'll just keep the flawed page. That life!

#6 kichus

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Posted 07 October 2008 - 12:02 AM

Giving a redirect is not really a hard thing if you have access to your .htaccess.
You just need to add a line with the following syntax:

Redirect 301 /Old-url.htmlhttp://www.example.com/new-url.html

With the help of a developer it's an easy job...

Edited by kichus, 07 October 2008 - 12:02 AM.




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