Please forgive me for the bad explaination I am new at this,
I ahve taken you advice and put all the file names back to .htm
so that when they click on a page found by the search engine,they go to the
page and not to a 404 error because I changed the file extension to html.
"Roy Schestowitz" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> Ian Harris wrote:
>> I have updated a site that is already listed in the search engines .
>> and gets high ranking but this is based on .htm pages
>> The problem is the prevoius site, had page file names like this index.htm
>> The new site has page file names like this index.html and products.html .
>> do I need to change the html back to htm page file
> I suspect that you are being a paranoid here. Search engines couldn't care
> less about the /extension/ as long as the file complies with the proper
> Your explanation was not clear to me. I don't understand what you mean by
> "update" and "previous site", which imply different things. If you change
> the extension of an existing file in an existing (static) domain, then you
> can lead visitors to 404 error pages. If you have migrated your site to a
> new domain, however, there should be no problem.
> Roy S. Schestowitz