Upper Case Issue With Url Name
Posted 06 October 2008 - 09:49 AM
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.
Posted 06 October 2008 - 06:20 PM
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.
Posted 06 October 2008 - 07:00 PM
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.
Posted 07 October 2008 - 12:02 AM
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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