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(Entry was posted by Thames Valley Discos on this post in the Dumb SEO Questions community on Facebook, Thursday, November 13, 2014).

301 redirects.

Hi All. I am looking at moving my site to another server and updating my website so that all my old pages that are .htm get 301 redirected to the equivalent page so pagename.htm goes to  /pagename/ 
I, m fine doing this in htaccess but my question:
When i first launch the new site and delete old site map in WMT and update with new one, will Google not see two identical pages until it crawls my old .htm files to know they are redirected?  Do i need do anything else apart from redirect 301 and update sitemap??

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  • Thames Valley Discos: Hi All. I am looking at moving my site to another server and updating my website so that all my old pages that are .htm get 301 redirected to the equivalent page so pagename.htm goes to  ;/pagename/ ;
    I,m fine doing this in htaccess but my question:
    When i first launch the new site and delete old site map in WMT and update with new one, will Google not see two identical pages until it crawls my old .htm files to know they are redirected?  ;Do i need do anything else apart from redirect 301 and update sitemap?

View original question in the Dumb SEO Questions community on Facebook, Thursday, November 13, 2014).

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