SEO impact when changing url

Hi,

I have an old forms web site developed some years ago. A typical url is http://www.stadpojkarna.se/omoss.aspx. Now, if I want to change the web site (build it using MVC) this url will change to http://www.stadpojkarna.se/omoss. The site is ranked high in Google and my question is, what can I do to keep the ranking with this change?

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RTSOL
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MikeIT ManagerCommented:
The easiest way would be to build a redirect into the current URL that redirects to the new one; I've seen this done many times on various google searches I've done with high ranked results.
RTSolAuthor Commented:
Hi,

How would that be done easiest? In the web server?

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RTSOL
MikeIT ManagerCommented:
No, you have to code it into the webpage itself.

Here's the code for ASP

<%
Response.Redirect "http://www.stadpojkarna.se/omoss"
%>

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Here's the code for HTML (Must be put in header)

<meta HTTP-EQUIV="REFRESH" content="0; url=http://www.stadpojkarna.se/omoss">

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RTSolAuthor Commented:
Hi,

I am not quite sure I understand. The root of an MVC sita can look that in the attached screen dump. Do you mean that I should but a omoss.aspx file with the redirect in the root as well? And then do the same for all the pages in the site? The Google indexer has no objections to that? I tried it in my development site and it seems to work.

In your opinion the site would keep its ranking with this approach?

Best regards
RTSOL
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RTSolAuthor Commented:
Hi again,

Another thing - what happens in the long run. Will Google index the hew addresses only and disregard the redirect files. If in the sitemap.xml these are omitted it would work - right?

Best regards
RTSOL
MikeIT ManagerCommented:
Did some digging, it seems you have to use a 301 redirect to avoid being penalized by google.

See here:

https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/93633?hl=en

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RTSolAuthor Commented:
Thanks fro now - I will take it from here. I might come to the issue though.

Best regards
RTSOL
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