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    Question 301 redirect and holding traffic/SERP positions


    I plan to move to a new CMS (original textpattern 1.0 to new MistCMS) and change my urls from /postnumber/postname to simply /postname.

    The pages generate revenue and are currently PR3-PR4. I am worried that even by using 301 redirects I will lose my 1st page positions in Google and lose traffic.

    What can I realistically expect using 301 redirects in terms of holding/losing SERP positions & PR?
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    If done correctly, 301 redirects will hold positions you have earned.
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    Originally Posted by Gary Seven
    What can I realistically expect using 301 redirects in terms of holding/losing SERP positions & PR?
    The pages may lose their positions in the SERPs temporarily while the SEs verify the new pages. This can take up to 6 months in some cases.

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