How to make my old store SEO URLs working after PrestaShop migration?
While performing PrestaShop data import we strongly recommend to choose the additional option “Create the 301 redirects on your target store after migration” to keep your links in search engine results working. By doing so you will minimize the SEO impact after the switch. To create redirects you’ll also need to buy and install 301, 302, 303 URL Redirects – SEO Module to your PrestaShop Store before launching the Full Migration.
Please note, due to PrestaShop peculiarities; it adds ID numbers to category and product URLs in the process of migration to this particular platform. Сonsequently, it has the negative impact on SEO of just migrated PrestaShop store. To avoid this, select additional option “Migrate categories and products SEO URLs”, it requires the installation of the previously mentioned module as well. Check, how the links will look like with and without the module:
- Product URL (no module): music-ipods/1-ipod-nano.html
- Product URL (module installed): music-ipods/ipod-nano.html
- Category URL (no module): 3-music-ipods
- Category URL (module installed): music-ipods
Thus, to avoid any complications, install the module and don’t forget to choose two extra options while setting up your PrestaShop migration. Contact Support Team, if you have further questions.