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Question Advice on an old website/domains URL structure



New Member
Hi guys,

I have a very old website that has some very nice backlinks over the years, as with everything things do get old and the design of my website is no different. So I am currently in the middle of refreshing the design on wordpress.

Now to my question..

Most of the pages end with .htm and am wondering whether it's best to stick with these or remove them completely and redirect with more SEO friendly urls? bearing in mind many years ago it already has one set of redirect from an even older url structure.

The current URLS are not terrible in terms of SEO but not sure whether to keep the .htm on a wordpress site.

I really do not wish to share the website and I do realise that might cripple any answers a bit but some general opinions would be much appreciated.



New Member
.htm is not necessary. As you are shifting it to wordpress, let it work like that and design a catchy 404 page on your website that will let the user to reach your website home page if they are coming from any backlink referring to .htm

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