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PR effect when going from html to PHP

Discussion in 'Google' started by t2000q, Aug 9, 2008.

  1. #1
    I have a PR4 site that I have made awhile ago and it is mostly .html pages all with, but I have made most of my sites since then with .php pages and thus have started to do this with this site when adding new pages

    but i am wondering what effect on the sites PR would be if I changed the esisting .html pages to .php e.g a index.html is currently PR4 if I change the name to index.php and get rid of the original, would the new index page become the PR4 page now and so on

    Anybody ever deal with this issue? if it doesnt work then I will just continue to have both types of pages
    SEMrush
    ;)
     
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  2. Mr. Pimp

    Mr. Pimp Active Member

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    #2
    well i think the new .php pages will also be PR4 :)
     
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    ameran Well-Known Member

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    I think it does not effect your PR.
     
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    angilina Notable Member

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    #4
    Why dont you keep the html extension and run php code inside html files?
     
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    #5
    I wouldn't change the page extensions if you (or anyone else) links to the actual pages:

    yoursite.com/ - fine to change the extension, Google is just after the default index page.

    yoursite.com/index.html - no such a good idea. You might lose listings for a while until Google figures it out.
     
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    magda Notable Member

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    If the backlinks you've got are to a different url you will lose all those links and the PR unless you do a 301 redirect
     
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  7. t2000q

    t2000q Prominent Member Premium Member

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    #7
    I have used the 301 redirect to push www to domain without it, didnt know you could do individual pages, I will have to look this up

    thanks

    :)
     
    t2000q, Aug 10, 2008 IP
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    tendulkar2 Banned

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    #8
    I think your Homepage rank will remain the same but... you'll lose internal PR's.
     
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    If he redirects each page (using 301) to the new location, he won't lose anything.
     
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    t2000q Prominent Member Premium Member

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    #10
    sounds good - thanks for all the input :)
     
    t2000q, Aug 13, 2008 IP
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    minstrel Illustrious Member

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    #11
    Well, you all think wrong. Magda has it right:

    index.htm, index.html, index.php, index.asp etc., are all seen as separate and unique pages unless you tell Google otherwise (leaving aside the issue of duplicate content, of course).

    Not true. There may well be a temporary loss of PageRank until Google factors in the redirect and updates its internal PR calculations. But with a redirect, you will eventually regain all.
     
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    Like what above explained you are going to have different file names/extension on your site. 301 redirect will tell google that you are transferring the backlinks from the original site into the new one, it's has no guarantee that you are going to gain the same PR.
     
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    #13
    Do a 301 redirect from your HTML pages to PHP pages, your PR will definitely be affected if you don't do so.
     
    lzy, Aug 13, 2008 IP
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    rjpzf Well-Known Member

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    #14
    Use a 301 redirect and it shouldn't be a problem at all.
     
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    #15
    You will need to change your back-links :)
     
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    #16
    It won't effect your PR since yours related to your domain name rather then the page extensions of your site.
     
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    #17
    Just using the .htaccess file to parse .html as php files makes the most sense. You'll have all the functionality of php without the risk of (even if it's temporary) loosing any of your PR or SERPs. Not to mention its a ton easier to just add 1 line to htaccess then to write all the 301 redirects you'll need..
     
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    fri3ndly Active Member

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    Exactly what I was going to say, just use a mod rewrite function so that they keep the existing names. Otherwise use 301 redirects.
     
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    #19
    My site got effect for .php pages.
     
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    flatroxs Banned

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    #20
    I Think You Use This 301 redirect
     
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