I recently updated one of my article's main keyword to a less competitive one, I need to change the URL of the article to match the title tag. How can I do that without any damage in terms of SEO and duplicate URLs?

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LMH1968 Premium
Great question and great answers
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Dorrie1 Premium
Looks like you received great answers
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MMH32 Premium
Yes, big time.
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michaelvgATN Premium
This is a great question and I too look forward to seeing an answer; cheers
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MMH32 Premium
Hi Michael,

Check Chrystopher's answer and my reply below.

Thanks,
Marc.
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michaelvgATN Premium
Cheers mate
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AbieAJ Premium
Great question, and I like Chrystopher answer.
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MMH32 Premium
A perfect answer in fact.

Marc.
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ChrystopherJ Premium
WordPress will automatically place a 301 Redirect on the old slug to the new slug for you (permalink), so you don't need to worry about this. Google will pick up the change and re-index the post for you over time, but you can speed this up by using the URL Inspection tool within Google's Search Console.
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MMH32 Premium
Spot on Chrystopher, I actually found out that I have a redirection plugin for these things.

URL submitted to google search console and immediately indexed!

Thanks a lot.


Marc.
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ChrystopherJ Premium
You're welcome Marc :-) and yes, a Redirection Plugin can be more useful as it provides granular and visual control of the redirections.
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