View Poll Results: How careful are you implementing redirects when you change page urls?

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  • I never think about or implement redirects when changing my sites.

    0 0%
  • Automated systems handle all redirects on my sites.

    1 12.50%
  • I occasionally think about and use redirects when changing my sites.

    0 0%
  • I usually think about and sometimes use redirects when changing my sites.

    1 12.50%
  • I always think about and sometimes use redirects when changing my sites.

    3 37.50%
  • I always think about and usually use redirects when changing my sites.

    3 37.50%
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    Question How careful are you implementing redirects when you change page urls?

    Over time most sites evolve, and the urls used of existing pages can change as part of that process. Changes can be pretty simple. For example, if you have urls that incorporate the title of a page, changing a page title might change the url. A simple example of that is that changing the title of a post in the GPWA forum changes the url for the post. Or sometimes a path used in a set of urls might change. For example, I know that once upon a time we had many pages of slots that offered free spins on a website, and we implemented a name change from free spins to bonus spins to address compliance concerns with the phrase free spins.

    When the urls for existing pages in a site change, it is good practice to put redirects in place so that links to the outdated url redirect to the new url. In the GPWA forum example given above, the forum software handles that automatically. And I know that when we changed to stop using the free spin terminology we worried about putting redirects in place to handle the more than 900 pages that had different urls after the change in nomenclature.

    For this week's poll I ask about the extent to which you implement redirects when you change the location of pages on your sites. Besides voting in the poll, be sure to share your thoughts on the topic, and whether you implement 301 redirects, and if you do, the extent to which you do it by hand or through automation of some sort.

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    Very conscious of the redirects and use often when needed. Always want to ensure urls are up-to-date and directing properly. Outdated url's won't benefit anyone.

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    Wordpress redirection plugins handle it fairly easily, however if you're managing through .htaccess it can be troublesome if you make a mistake manually - had instances in the past of taking sites offline completely by mistake with .htaccess errors relating to 301 redirects.

    Google search console is a great early warning sign if you've made a mistake with your redirects or you've got some dead internal links on your site.

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