Recently we changed the URL structure. We removed parent category path from the URL's.

For ex: www.example.com/display-cabinets/display-counters has been changed to www.example.com/display-counters

We generated a new sitemap and submitted it to Google webmaster tools.

The problem is, In Google results, we can't able to see the exact URL (www.example.com/display-counters) when we search for it.

Instead Google displays the old cache "www.example.com › Display Cabinets" like these in search results. But when we click, it redirects to the correct page (www.example.com/display-counters).

Please check the below image. You will get an idea of what I was mentioning.

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We need the new URL (www.example.com/display-counters) to be shown in Google results. Can you please suggest what we can do for this.

Looking forward for the response.

1 Answer 1

  1. If the old url are still valid you should create 301's redirect (or Canonical). See https://productforums.google.com/forum/#!topic/webmasters/XCvryr14mtY
  2. Create/log in to your google webmaster tool account
  3. You will have to wait until Google re-indexes your website, which normally take up to few weeks to complete. Once that happens, you will see the updated URLs on Google.

Also see How to change sitelinks in Google Webmaster Tools

  • Thanks for your response. Actually the old url's are not valid now. 301 redirect is already applied to all url's. It's already more than a month, but still google is showing the same URL but it leads to the correct page. I mean it shows "www.example.com › Display Cabinets" but it leads to the correct page "www.example.com/display-counters".
    – Avenger
    Commented Jun 21, 2015 at 14:11
  • The problem is Google indexed the new url, but it is showing the previous indexed cache in the result. We need "www.example.com/display-counters" instead of "www.example.com › Display Cabinets".
    – Avenger
    Commented Jun 21, 2015 at 14:18

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