SEO: Effects of Changing Navigation and Search
Posted on 2011-02-12
I want to change the navigation and search function on my website but I am a bit concerned that the SEs might downgrade my site because of the change. I have over 24 000 pages in my sitemap and changes to my navigation would effect them all, changes to my search however would affect over half of them.
I would be changing about 20-30% of the code to implement the change but I wouldn't be changing any of the content sections. Is it possible to make this change without incurring penalties from the major SEs?