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Sitemap Redirects, 'White SEO' Tips

The Google Cache presents a new method for getting Google to respider orphaned pages when performing URL rewrites across a Web site. Several examples in the post provide "advanced white SEO" tactics to help set up pages so Googlebots can spot corrected URLs.

The instructions step through using XML sitemaps to coax the bots to revisit the old pages more rapidly, lessening the likelihood of duplicate content. A critical time for a site's rankings occurs during shifts in URL structures across the site. While creating canonical URLs is easy, similar to mapping old URLs to new with 301 redirects, it can be harder to prevent duplicate content issues.

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