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I build a new site with BS. Do I have to redirect 2.2 mobile pages ?

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Hello,

 

I had a 2.2 site with the iOSC addon for mobiles. I built a new site with 2.3 bootstrap with new URLs for my categories and products. For SEO, I'm redirecting my old URLs to the new ones. Do I have to also redirect my old mobile pages or mobile pages don't mater ?

 

Thank you.

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If a customer has a bookmark to an (old) "mobile" page, is it invalid on the new store? If so, do you care if you lose this customer? If you do, you'd better 301 redirect to the correct URL in the new store. This will also help with search engines, to tell them to re-index old invalid URLs to new, valid ones. Otherwise your store will be starting over from scratch with SE rankings.

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Another option would be to keep the .htaccess rewrite code from the old store, to handle old format URLs that come in, and add the new rewrite code for the new store, alongside it. This will work if the URLs are sufficiently different that .htaccess won't get confused over which one it's handling. If the URLs are similar enough in format, that might not work. I'm assuming that the old and new formats are not an exact match, or at least are not compatible.

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