By StrangeWork.com: I’ve been using my search engine optimization skills on a few different sites recently. The Democrats for Monmouth County website is my current challenge. One of the main challenges I faced was converting the old ugly links over to the new SEO friendly links without losing placement in the search results.
Link conversion example
To keep your existing search engine rank, use a Permanent 301 Redirect to force the spiders to the new link. Simply add the below code to the top of your ASP script:
Response.Status=”301 Moved Permanently”
Response.AddHeader “Location”, “/contact”
Easy as that! Google, Yahoo, and the rest of the search engines will update your site links in their index without penalizing the new link.