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- Mr. Polzek
April 3, 2006, 11:53 am
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I am in the process of revamping a website that I wrote about few days back.
I think I encountered a problem. As you advised, I am not going to change
file names of the existing pages (well, there's only six of them) as I
introduce new design and content. The number of pages I have already created
is well over 20.
The problem is that existing 6 pages on the server have .htm extensions and
those created by me are .html.
Will it affect my ranking if I change existing pages extensions to .html? Or
should I make the new ones .htm?
I'd rather stick to .html. Is there any differenece between these
What's important, only my home page matters rankng-wise and it is indexed
and opened in browser as www.example.co.uk without any extension like
Please advise what to do, as I'd like to revamp this site asap.
Re: HTML an HTM
These will be completely different urls. Better stick to old ones.
Alternatively, use 301 redirections.
Extension doesn't matter, so you may use whichever you like.
If old pages were not yet indexed and they are not known to SE and general
public, feel free to trash them and use any new you like to. But I suppose
they are already indexed and known, just not showing in searches.