Hello MODx experts,
I need some advice and guidance. I have a monumental challenge which I hope has a reasonably simple solution (don’t we all
My site has been up and running for a few months now and it’s been a continual work in progress. Lately, I’ve been focusing hardcore on SEO, and in the process I’ve realized that my site’s URLs are not exactly search engine-friendly.
I have an ecommerce site. When I was first building it, I didn’t know a lot about SEO, so I wasn’t using search engine-friendly words/keywords in my internal page titles, and hence, my URLs. (Heck, I didn’t even know until recently that the page titles were being used to generate my URLs!)
The point is, I have now changed all my product names, IDs and Internal Page Titles to be more keyword-oriented. However, the problem is that my URLs didn’t change when I changed my page titles, so I still don’t have search engine-friendly URLS.
Ok, I’ll stop beating around the bush now. Here are my specific questions:
1. Is there a way to automatically change all my URLs to reflect my CURRENT (newly changed) Internal Page Titles?
2. If this is not possible, would an alternative solution be to manually change all the site URLs myself? (I have about 500 pages ).
3. If I do manage to change all my URLs using one of the methods listed above, what will happen to the old URLs? Will they disappear into oblivion? How will Google and other search engines treat the old URLs? (I imagine I’ll need to recreate and resubmit a new sitemap to Google)...
Thank you very much for taking the time to read this. Your help and expertise are greatly appreciated.
- Ruben C.