Change Permalink in WordPress
Making the Post being architected is one of key ways to rank well in the Search Engine. Many bloggers forget to use keyword in the Permalink . The default permalink is www.sitename.com/?p=123 .Some may change to keyword with Month and year included in the permalink which is not necessary for SEO .
A Typical highly ranking SEO Permalinks are
If you are already using WordPress CMS and unaware with these Trick , here is way to migrate from old permalinks to new customized one using 301 redirection .* 301 redirection means telling the Search Engine that the particular link is permanently redirected .Let’s start .
- First of all , you need to Install Dean’s Permalink Migration plugin .
- After installing , go to Settings —> Permalinks and copy the old Permalink structure.
- Then go to Settings —>PermalinksMigration, paste it in “Old Permalink Structure::”and click Update button.
- Again go back to Settings —> Permalinks and use
/%postname%/ (or) /%postname%.html (or) /%category%/%postname%/
These links ranks well in Search results.
To know more about using other Permalinks , visit : http://codex.wordpress.org/Using_Permalinks
You can also check Importance of Anchor Text for SEO