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#1 marketsitepro


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Posted 02 April 2010 - 11:48 AM

Does anyone feel that having a clean site is beneficial in any way? If so, to what degree?

What I mean by cleanliness is, making sure you do not have un-used files (pages, images, etc.)
You may have made changes and you may have forgot to delete the folder/files.

Even though those pages are not linked on your live website, they may still have backlinks to it, or may have been previously indexed.
There are many scenarios, but should you only have files and pages that are live? Should a spring cleaning type deal also be relevant to your website?

Just wondering how my peers felt, or if they even care =)

#2 Jill


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Posted 02 April 2010 - 01:35 PM

I would say you should never have dead or old pages still around. Always redirect them to their closest counterpart via a 301 permanent redirect.

#3 Gerry White

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Posted 02 April 2010 - 04:54 PM

Nothing worries potential customers more than "old" pages with old content - for example the coming soon content on O2, talking about November 2008 etc.. that said its common for developers to develop locally, copy the pages up and never get around to removing old content unless it is over-written... old PDF's are another issue!

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