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During A Site Platform Transition, Should We 301 Redirect All Urls Or


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#1 outofbounds

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Posted 21 July 2011 - 03:32 PM

We have an ecommerce client transitioning to a new platform. Due to the nature of the platform, all the pages will have different URLs. There are between 7000-8000 total pages on the website.

We wrote 301 redirects for all URLs which are showing inbound links. Unfortunately, automating this process is pretty difficult and hand writing URLs for 8000 links is unfeasible. Is it worth investing the time to 301 redirect all 8000 URLs, or are we safe with only doing those with inbound links?

One other option would be to implement a generic redirect for all the rest of the old URLs that sends them to the homepage. Would this be a good compromise?

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Posted 21 July 2011 - 04:21 PM

QUOTE(outofbounds @ Jul 21 2011, 01:32 PM) View Post
One other option would be to implement a generic redirect for all the rest of the old URLs that sends them to the homepage. Would this be a good compromise?


Yes...send them to the homepage or the HTML sitemap (if you have one).





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