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Is this normal?


sefu

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Hey All,

Maybe I'm being paranoid or impatient, but here goes.

We recently installed the SEF URL mod to our store which was suprisingly ranking pretty well without that mod. I thought it would be a good investment to add this mod to further improve our rankings.

 

Now I noticed a huge amount of bots the other day on the site, it put it to a crawl and we have our own server. I know noticed on google that our pages are being ranked lower than it was previously and in some cases not there at all.

 

My questions are

 

1. Will I or am I being penalized because the bots are going to the older URL's and see that it is being redirected to the new URL? Does it think it is a duplicated page?

 

2. Am I being re-indexed thus the reason for my results not showing up?

 

Thanks :)

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You can expect a drop in the rankings whenever you make such a change. It should recover within a few weeks if your site was placed well.

 

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