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  1. slowhost United Kingdom

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    about a month ago i decided to change alot of my websites page`s from

    keyword1_keyword2_keyword3

    to

    keyword1-keyword2-keyword3

    its been over a month and the page`s still havent been indexed...

    tried submitting them to digg and reddit but still no joy and my home page hasnt been indexed since 16/7/09 any ideas i`m worried...
     
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  3. woopwoop United States

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    are you doing the 301 redirects?
    do you have a google webmaster account and have a sitemap listed ith them?

    could you have kept all the old pages with the underscores and just have all new pages with hyphens?

    Usually if you do the redirects and have a sitemap listed things will work out. I'm not sure how long it takes though. Would guess 4-8 weeks.
     
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    i didnt do the redirects as i dont have a clue how to do it..

    i have both a xml and html sitemaps... i`ve submitted the new xml in my webmaster tools...

    i`m looking everyday but no joy...
     
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    For 301 redirects you'd create a file called ".htaccess" in your root of your website. In there put something like:

    Redirect 301 /article/key1_key2.php /article/key1-key2.php


    You would either need to do this on several lines for each redirect. Depending on how many pages this wcould take a while. Or you may be able to do some other modrewrite automated way - but I'm not sure.
     
  7. dashu1 United Kingdom

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    you have to remove the old keyword_keyword pages & put a 301 redirect from them to the new keyword-keyword pages, otherwise it's going to cause you problems.

    If you really can't do the 301's then create a robots.txt file that blocks the old pages.
     
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    Do you submit your new url to the search engines. You can try this if nothing happens after redirecting it.
     
  9. Skinner

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    the above link by tifosi will do the job nicely, and it allows for upto 7 keywords, and its common sense how go expand it to 10-15 keywords or how many you have without having to do them one by one.

    My RegEx is truely shocking :p but SquareRobot seems capable to he may see this :)

    Here's the bit you need in the .htaccess file

     
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