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(Entry was posted by Neil Cheesman on this post in the Dumb SEO Questions community on Facebook, Thursday, May 3, 2018).

An indexed webpage has its url structure changed and a 301 is added old url to new url

Scenario: An indexed webpage has its url structure changed and a 301 is added old url to new url - is it best to
1. submit the old url for removal in Google Search Console or 2. wait for the redirect to kick in and old url to drop `naturally`?
or
3. It doesn`t matter either way.


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YOUR ANSWERS

Selected answers from the Dumb SEO Questions G+ community.

  • Michael Martinez: There is no point in doing a redirect if you intend to ask for a removal. It`s one or the other. I have rarely requested a URL removal. I would rather redirect the value somewhere else, even if it`s negative value (in which case I tend to redirect to example.com).
  • Neil Cheesman: so - turning this around - There is no point in doing a removal if you intend to do a redirect...
  • Michael Martinez: Neil Cheesman Yes, that is a better way of summing it up.
  • Shibily CH: Redirect.

View original question in the Dumb SEO Questions community on Facebook, Thursday, May 3, 2018).

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