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    Default Best options for changing a pages content

    I have a review of a game which ranks really well in google. The supplier has just changed the name of the game. All other information is the same.

    I'm not sure what's best to do in terms of updating the page.

    Do I update the content with the new name and reference somewhere in the review the name it used to be and then change the existing URL to reflect the new name and then 301 the old URL.

    Or do I just create a new page with the new name and 301 redirect the old page to the new one, while hiding the old page on my site.

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    Explain the change in a paragraph on the beginning of your page and if you satisfy users intent your page will continue ranking well and stable. Google algorithm understands semantic of your page.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thesamurai View Post
    Explain the change in a paragraph on the beginning of your page and if you satisfy users intent your page will continue ranking well and stable. Google algorithm understands semantic of your page.
    So what do i do with the page URL? People will potentially be searching in google using either the new name or old name, i need them both to end up at the same page and for the page to be known by it's new name, inc URL.
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    Don't change it, leave as it is. Just include for example "old name (new name) review bla, bla..." in h1, seo title and a paragraph or 2 about changes and everything should be fine.

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    Agree with thesamurai.

    Don't change the URL, change the title of the page (for example you could have something like "New game name (old game name) - Site"... ), and mention the name changed in the text of the review.
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    Do not create a new page to move the articles. Use one of the old ones.

    Old pages are important like old domains.

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