posted on Aug, 26 2013 @ 10:24 PM
If I understand correctly the scenario is something like...
1. Result of someone else here
2. Result of someone else here
3. OLD LESSON HERE
4. Result of someone else here
5. Result of someone else here
6. Result of someone else here
7. NEW LESSON HERE
Is that right? In order to swap the rank between those two, you'll have to do some SEO stuff. It's not something that can happen overnight but you
could pull it off. First, you'll have to figure out how many websites link to the old lesson. Say 100 websites link to that old lesson but only 40
are linked to that new one, then you'll want to figure out a way so that any other website linking to your lessons will be linking to your new
The easiest way to go about this is to go to the old lesson and have a notice that says "This is an older lesson, to view the NEW LESSON click here"
or something along those lines. Make it clearly visible so that people clicking from that old link will be navigating to that page. Google will know
which page goes where if you have Google Analytics setup. This is the most reasonable way to do this, as a 301 redirect may hurt your overall SEO
ranking on Google or whatever since it's not the proper method to redirect. However some folks at the Google HQ told me that they don't really care
about redirects or 404's anymore, they just care about what's available now and if you're trying to cheat the system.
Alternatively you could always improve the content on the new page by analyzing why the old page ranks higher. There are thousands of factors to
consider but perhaps your old lesson has keyterms that are more relevant than your new lesson. I could go on and on about SEO but the simplest way to
go about this is to just have your old page say that there's a new lesson available.