Hey guys. What should be done when we edit(update) a current post) ? For example, if I edit the titl

Hey guys. What should be done when we edit(update) a current post) ? For example, if I edit the title or the content of a post? I searched and found how to request a re-index URL for Google search engine. But what about the previous post? It still shows on the search engine. How to remove that? Do I need to request to remove that URL from search engine after re-indexing request for the post???
Please tell me what is the best practice?

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  1. Hello, Thank you so much for getting in touch.

    If you change the URL of a post and do not create a redirection that post will return a 404 which is a status code that indicates to Google the page should be de-indexed.

    So, you can either create a redirect to the new post to pass some of the traffic or leave it as a 404 so Google eventually removes the page after a couple of weeks.

    Hope that helps and please do not hesitate to let us know if you need our assistance with anything else.

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