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Nikolyn McDonald

2 Years Ago

Editing And Search Engines

I think I read recently that every time you edit an image here (by that I mean anything from change the image out to adding a key word to changing the description to adding it to a group through the edit function rather than through the group itself), the URL changes and this affects whether the image can still be accessed through Google. I may have this all mixed up, but I would appreciate any insight anyone has on the subject. I edit key words and descriptions frequently - am I shooting myself in the foot each time I do so?

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Mike Savad

2 Years Ago

the url never changes. unless you change the title -- or -- you had the double hyphen thing they used to do, and it corrects itself.

but even if the url changes, i never had a problem. i change them all the time. they are just re-established.

---Mike Savad


Janine Riley

2 Years Ago

Mike - can you verify please: do you lose the old link , or just for 24 hours until it catches up ?
For clarification let's say I post a Cat on Pinterest, but then later change the title to Kitty cat, can people still follow the old one back to FAA ?


Mike Savad

2 Years Ago

if i had an old title, the link is now bad. on this site it catches up fast. on google it's whenever the bot comes to town. if it's on pinterest it's lost forever. if the link is dead, i don't know where it goes, probably to the front page.

kittty cat - link - will work here, not on pinterest.

---Mike Savad


Janine Riley

2 Years Ago

Thanks for the clarification.
( Kitty cat was silly, I know.)

Sometimes we have a title that just did not work as intended, I hate to change them - but you might as well to get some movement.

Stands to reason if it had good market exposure - don't change.
Just being lazy & laying around - change it.

Abbie's official thoughts ?


Nikolyn McDonald

2 Years Ago

I came back to close this, but I think I'll bump and leave it open a bit instead. It's very helpful to know that it's apparently only title changes that can be problematic.


Janine Riley

2 Years Ago

Thanks Nikolyn - it's a good question.

The ins & outs on titles, keywords & descriptions takes a bit to catch on too. & then they change....


Cindy Angiel

2 Years Ago

Timely info for me, a noob. Thanks for all your input everyone.


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