SEO (Search Engine Optimization) is the simple activity of ensuring a website can be found in search engines for words and phrases relevant to what the site is offering. Therefore, if your online store already has a position in search ranking, it is really important to migrate SEO URL to ensure that your business will continue working without damages.
Each platform has its own structure and rule to write the website address, or you use third party to adjust it. Therefore when you move your store to a new base, absolutely you cannot keep the same URL by default. There are many sites that users have been building up and developing to have a certain position in Google ranking. It will be a huge damage to your online business if customers cannot find your site at a good place as usual and they will be offered many other choices. Even you find a solution to enhance new links, your regular customers will not search your site with typing old address or meet 404 page not found error, especially for whom already registered an account or placed orders in your store.
None wants to lose customers while having a comprehensive solution for that issue.
Currently LitExtension is providing SEO URLs Migration to help you preserve SEO URL. Because not any platforms can use both solutions, so LitExtension will help to find out which one is suited for you.
A 301 redirect is a permanent redirect process from one site to another or one page to another page. This is an implementation of code to send your users from one URL to another automatically. Actually, the redirect practice is an effective way to send the messages to both your readers and the search engines system about the fact that the page they are looking to visit or index has already been removed. In this case, they can be pointed to the new page automatically without the possibility of meeting the 404 error.
With 301 redirect procedure, you have chance to change you URLs to another, which may be friendlier or displayed in the string as you want (with third party adjusting it) while old entity’s addresses still work normally. If you use 301 redirect, your customers can find your website by both old and new URL. Simply, you can understand that when someone clicks to your store’s old address (or any product URL) or type it on google search bar, they will be automatically led to another page which is active with what they are looking for and represented by new URL. 301 redirects can help your site to increase reference URL to your page. The practice eliminates the case of meeting 404 page not found error. This thing also works even you remove your old site permanently. In addition, corresponding links generated by new site will be given equivalent PageRank as the old ones. Old URLs will be moved and saved in target site with respective new URLs. And the most important thing is that old and new URL have the same domain.
The significant difference between Migrate SEO and 301 redirect is that with SEO, your products will be displayed under 2 different addresses, but just only one in 301 redirect. 301 redirect is often used for hosted target carts such as Shopify, Bigcommerce, Weebly, Squarespace, etc.
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The LitExtension SEO URLs Plugin is available for download here:
To set up, you should download the SEO URLs Plugin package above, extract it and read the read_me.txt and follow the set up guide.