I just read this comment by another member in the Level 1 Classroom:

I found out the hard way it is best to save as a draft until you are positive that is what you want to name them. I should have waited till I really knew what I wanted to name my pages. Well I deleted one because I wanted to change it to something else and I got a 404 error from google, and the page don't go away. And google frowns upon this. I found out through help of WA community to never never delete or change name of page or post. So I always try to pass this on to others so they don't make the mistake I did.

My question: Is that true? I never knew that and I think I have done it before! :0

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copperdell Premium
Thank you for this tip, it is most helpful and useful to know
Sherrie
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Je88 Premium
Haha.....just lucky here.see what's sue response first.
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suetay Premium
We all learn together and we are learning lots of new things everyday! :)
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Je88 Premium
Solved?if not I will try my bery best to help
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Je88 Premium
Go to your settings permalinks click save changE's.try it out.if cannot come back to Me.I teach you a more chim method.
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suetay Premium
Before I click Save Changes, I should select Post Name correct?
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Je88 Premium
Yyyyyyyyes.try it out.
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suetay Premium
I think all my permalinks are fine, but I have another problem which I still have to fix:
E.g. http://bestwealthyaffiliate.com/how-to-succeed-online/#.Vdx-DvkS7Nk
See, I have all the funny numbers behind, which I asked a question before and I still have yet to fix them!
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Je88 Premium
Aiyoh.simple la.go to permalink.change there.hehe
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Je88 Premium
Click your post first of course.then go permalink. sigh.uncle Jeff hates typing you know.tiring. LOL
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suetay Premium
It's not shown on my permalink, only on the http url
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suetay Premium
Uncle, nevermind, this problem will take me awhile to troubleshoot. I will do it another time. But thanks for your help. I appreciate it! :)
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boston10111 Premium
IDK about deleting a page but you can change titles just don't change it completely. I've added different words to my title a few weeks after I posted the page and it actually helped my rankings
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suetay Premium
Hi Brandon, thanks!
I read your blog about Tags.
May I know if Tags should be selected based on keywords as well?
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Je88 Premium
Remember. Keyword appear in tags is an advantage. BUT you can be out rank easily too.why?content relevant with Your keyword is the key!
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Je88 Premium
No.tags are just tags.tag along.you see?like your keyword is shirts fo4 ladies tag is like accessories
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Je88 Premium
If I search for accessories for ladies then your post appear but its shirt 4ladies how ah.LOL .that's why tags are good but bad here .
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suetay Premium
Tags are related search terms right? So if post title is Shirts for Ladies, tags can be blouses, ladies tops, ladies shirts?
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Je88 Premium
Yes.but if someone search for blouses.hey.your shirt for ladies post could appear too!but say the lady want to buy blouse?thats the trick of INTERNAL page linking.we call it internal SEO.How well are you linked post to post?very tired I mean typing.lol
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suetay Premium
Ok I got it! :)
Now you can have a rest! Lol
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Je88 Premium
Eh.I just kidding la.no offence OK Sue?but the info is relevant. I learnt through the hard way b4 I joined WA.sigh.been scammed but also manage to pick up some knowledge by myself
You guys are lucky to find WA.Good luck.Anything just PM me .Take good care Sue.
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suetay Premium
Don't worry lah!
It's bedtime for me now.
Good night, uncle. :)
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Je88 Premium
Ok lah.zzz
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boston10111 Premium
I like to do keyword research for tags. I think it's more beneficial than putting in a random tag that may have high competition. Tags have helped me rank so they definitely help
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suetay Premium
Thank you, Brandon.
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suetay Premium
Good morning!
It's time to wake up!! Lol
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LLiu Premium
Thanks Suetay for alerting us of this very important issue. I am sorry this happened to you, but telling us of this, made it in to a positive mistake. It sounds like something I would do. I don't think you are alone by far. But it does not help what you are feeling right now...
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suetay Premium
Good that you are keeping your ears open to all of my mistakes, Linda! Lol
Just another thing to add to my To Do List, and What NOT To Do List. :)
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NickelSEO Premium
Yes it causes problems. You can do it, but you have to fix it with webmaster tools
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suetay Premium
I know I had 404 page before, and I managed to fix it... I think... though I can't even remember how I did it... but I figured it out by myself when I did it
Aaaghhh
Thanks, Benjamin.
I shall find out when I use the webmaster tools...
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