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    Dynamic URLs not indexing properly?


    I'm not sure why, but ever since I moved my e-commerce cart to a subdirectory, I've had some issues. Well, to date, most have been fixed, but the big one I'm noticing is that Google (as well as other search engines) are indexing pages that are using the OLD URL, for example:

    (URL address blocked: See forum rules) should be the proper indexed page URL, where blahblah is the category, product folder, etc...

    Instead it just leaves out the /store part, thus indexing over 200+ links that lead to the 404 page.

    Regardless, the 404 page does lead visitors towards the right valid pages, but still, it may be accountable for a loss of site traffic, since not every potential customer is patient enough to click an extra link to go on... Google may also be treating these indexed 404 pages as multiple "splash pages", which also can't be too great.

    Any ideas what could be causing this?
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    If you are having problems with that, you can try redirecting the 404 pages to your new page using .htaccess 301 redirects.

    This has helped some of my customers in the past.
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    Originally Posted by kremit
    If you are having problems with that, you can try redirecting the 404 pages to your new page using .htaccess 301 redirects.

    This has helped some of my customers in the past.
    And it's helped me! Thanks. Now all those "Not Found" sites should clear up next time Google checks the links on my sitemap, yes?

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