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.html to / 301 redirect question

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Community Member, 219 Posts

12 July 2011 at 4:28am

I've just finished a website redesign for a client.
I kept as much of the URL structure in tact as i could, however the main difference is that their old site links were all ending in .html now obviously with SS they dont, my question is do i need to bother with a 301 redirect for EVERY page??

they all work fine still because SS ignore extensions anyway, but my client is panicking because he spent so much on link building and SEO and now think all of the "juice" will be lost. can anybody shed any light on this?



Forum Moderator, 1899 Posts

13 July 2011 at 12:17am

I've not had to do that, but the manual page might help...


Community Member, 545 Posts

13 July 2011 at 4:56am

Take a look at as long as its registering as a direct link you're good. It wouldn't hurt to add a canonical links to your header to avoid loosing juice between and :

<link rel="canonical" href="$AbsoluteLink">



Community Member, 219 Posts

13 July 2011 at 5:02am

thanks a lot for your help, that site says the links are direct, so it isnt even detecting a redirect between .html and / which i assume is good!
also added the canonical link, thanks for that tip