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What's The Code For A Page That You Dont Want Anymore?


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#1 lister

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Posted 30 May 2011 - 06:55 AM

I am doing a site re-design and am using 301's etc.

I dont want to include about 10 pages....rather than re-direct them to a page that is no longer relevant, can I let the SE that the pages died a peaceful death?

I dont need them! Rather say that then pretend....

That make sense?

Thanks!

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Posted 30 May 2011 - 07:48 AM

If the pages return a 404 response (Not Found) and links to those pages exist outside of your control, the "dead" pages will stay in the index for years as a PiP (partially indexed page).

Redirect the dead pages to a site map (a real one not the semi-pointless XML one) or a search page on your site, that way they will "disappear" from the index.

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Posted 30 May 2011 - 01:12 PM

Agree. That way you'll also preserve any link equity the old URLs may have had.

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Posted 30 May 2011 - 08:57 PM

QUOTE(Jill @ May 30 2011, 07:12 PM) View Post
Agree. That way you'll also preserve any link equity the old URLs may have had.


Thats interesting - thanks VERY much for feedback...

So, forgetting the XML style - can a simple sitemap.html be ok?

Thanks again - big help

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Posted 31 May 2011 - 06:47 AM

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So, forgetting the XML style - can a simple sitemap.html be ok?


For what?




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