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If i change the URL structure' will i lose current indexed pages.

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asked Mar 31 in Q2A Core by Thom
Do i have to re-submit a sitemap or what? Please help guys i want to change from index.php to the first option.

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answered Sep 20 by soumyaroypromozseo
reshown Oct 11 by pupi1985
  • Use proper 301 (permanent) redirection from the older URL to the newer URL using site's HtAccess file just after you change the URL of pages.
  • Use Google Search Console's 'Fetch as Google' function to let Google know about the changes.
  • Reconstruct the sitemap and RSS files and resubmit those to search engines' webmaster tools.
  • Rework on the canonical tags of each webpage (modified URL pages)
  • Change internal URLs accordingly (though redirection & canonical tags will do the job, still mixing of older and newer URL versions for the same link is not recommended)