I have been having serious SEO problems since updating my website using new versions of RW, Foundation & Stacks to make it responsive. Tonight, I went into my new site, comparing it with the old one, and changed the page titles, page names, browser titles, descriptions and file names to make them the same.
The old filenames were .html for index but all the others were .htm. For some reason – maybe it was the default – I had all the new filenames except index to be .html. And if you tried to go to any page but home on my new site using .htm, the old filename, you got a 404 error. So, I changed them to match what they used to be. Also, added an H1 header on each new site page with the browser page title in it. (Had not actually had any H1 headers on the old styled text pages.)
I had thought changing the filenames might screw something up. Maybe they had to be .html with the new versions of everything, but apparently not. Everything seems to work.
Any thoughts on this? I am kind of shooting in the dark here.