# 11 - Preserving Routes for SEO using the MVC Routing Engine

Date: 6/13/2008

Level: Advanced

Author: Derik Whittaker

Tags: MVC

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In this episode we are going to take a look at how to use the Routing Engine that is part of the Asp.Net MVC framework to allow us to preserve old or dead routes in order to not break external links.

We will walk though create the new route, watching it hit our new controller action then finally testing the new route to ensure they both work.  By the end of the session we will have two valid routes that both render the same view
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Showing the Routing Information
Showing the Routing Information

Taking a look at the controller action
Taking a look at the controller action