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my websites page url's were renamed

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I have my website on Wix.com. The page URL's ended in /blank-2, etc. I created an analytics account and these pages show up in the Behavior/all pages part of the dashboard. But I renamed the url's to /about, /contact, /technology, etc.

My question is that will my site's new url's be updated within analytics or do I need to start over with a new analytics account? Frustrated! Thanks for any help.

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Hi @Dr K,

 

As long as your Analytics tracking code is on the pages and the domain is the same... Analytics will track them just fine. 

 

On a sidenote (not related to Analytics)... you should make sure you submit a new XML sitemap to Google and add redirects for the pages so that visitors to your website's old page addresses do not hit errors.  

 

Kind Regards,

 

James

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Hi James. Thank you for the reply. I did resub a new sitemap as you suggested but didn't occur to me about redirects. Not sure how to do redirects but I will study up on it. Thanks again!

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Hi @Dr K, you are very welcome.

 

Please review this 301 redirect help file on Wix. This should guide you. 

 

As you find time, you might also enjoy learning more about your website's performance, SEO, and other interesting stuff.

 

Once a small business creates a website, they must work on making that website a great user experience for visitors. How do they do that? They provide a well-structured website with relevant content presented on a fast-loading and mobile-responsive, modern website. It also must not have errors or issues that harm a visitor or that prevents Google from crawling your website. 

 

Once Google Search Console is reviewed, let's check up on your site speed, mobile-friendliness and some SEO (search engine optimization) stuff. Search Console will also show you error pages, which is where your old page addresses will be listed. Any of those should have 301 redirects set up for them. You can check this as often as you like to catch them all... or you can go ahead and set up 301's for all of the old pages and redirect them to the corresponding new page address, respectively.  

 

You should be using Google Analytics and Google Search Console to better understand what is happening with your website. 

 

1) Visit Google Search Console.

2) Use the Google Developers Speed Test and work on fixing the issues so that your score is 89 or higher for both mobile & desktop.

3) Rerun the Google Speed Test but use this tool instead. Make sure you have a mobile score of 100.

4) Run your site through this SEO score checker.

5) Visit Google Analytics (setup your website, if it is not already).

 

Utilize the steps as they are outlined. Visit #1 and dig into your website actions with Google. Use #2 to bring your score up and get any optimized content to download & use. Complete everything and then go to #3. Complete everything and go to step #4. Now go to step #5 and dig into what is actually happening with visitors and your website.


From here, you need to have a strong and consistent social presence that is updated with content related to your products & services. And you need to utilize a local online presence by being listed on local directories (YP, BBB, etc.). And all of your online information needs to be consistent and correct.


All of this will be a continual process of repeating the above steps 2-3 times per month for the life of your business. You will yield great results from doing all of this.  

 

Please enjoy the process and let us know if you need further help.

 

King Regards,

 

James

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