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Posted 22 November 2011 - 08:55 AM
Aprox 18 months ago I changed my site from static htm to a CMS driven system
After advice given here, I made the necessary 301 redirects , from the old pages to the new ones.
The old site pages are in root
The new site pages are in www.my-domain/folder. I have redirected from www.my-site.com to www.my-domain/folder
Over a period of time I tested everything and all is working and correct.
My question is...
I still have the old pages in root, should I delete these? or leave them?
If I delete them, do I remove the 301 redirects?
I wonder if some old redundant pages, that were not redirected, are in root that may confuse the search engines or cause some problems.
Should I have a clear out?
Posted 22 November 2011 - 09:57 AM
If you're on an apache/linux server you can delete the old files. But do leave the redirects in place.
Posted 22 November 2011 - 10:15 AM
Do I leave the redirects in place forever?
Or do you mean for a longer time.
I would have thought the old pages will disappear from cache after a couple of years or so.
Posted 23 November 2011 - 07:48 AM
...and will come right back again when you take down the redirect.
While ever links still point to the original URI, you need the redirect.
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