Jump to content

  • Log in with Facebook Log in with Twitter Log In with Google      Sign In   
  • Create Account

Subscribe to HRA Now!

 



Are you a Google Analytics enthusiast?

Share and download Custom Google Analytics Reports, dashboards and advanced segments--for FREE! 

 



 

 www.CustomReportSharing.com 

From the folks who brought you High Rankings!



Photo
- - - - -

New Domain - 404 Not Found


  • Please log in to reply
4 replies to this topic

#1 Hichem

Hichem

    HR 3

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 65 posts

Posted 17 March 2012 - 08:50 AM

Hi,

I bought a very old domain with many links pointing to it.
Many of these links (including for example the one from DMoz) are pointing to pages that do not exist anymore of course.

I installed wordpress CMS in the website, and following these links will show 404 error, a seach bar etc ..

is redirecting the 404 page to the homepage a good idea ? or is it better this way ?

Thanks

#2 Jill

Jill

    Recovering SEO

  • Admin
  • 32,863 posts

Posted 17 March 2012 - 09:07 AM

301 redirect them to whatever page is closest to the one they were previously.
  • Hichem likes this

#3 Hichem

Hichem

    HR 3

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 65 posts

Posted 17 March 2012 - 09:16 AM

That's the perfect solution for sure.
But there are too many of them ..

isn't a 301 redirect to 404 pages better ?
or do you suggest that I redirect important links to specific pages ?

301 redirect them to whatever page is closest to the one they were previously.



#4 Jill

Jill

    Recovering SEO

  • Admin
  • 32,863 posts

Posted 17 March 2012 - 09:20 AM

Never 30- redirect to a 404. You could leave the 404s but it would be better to redirect them to something. If necessary, then yeah, just redirect to the home page. (don't 404 the to home page however).
  • Hichem likes this

#5 Hichem

Hichem

    HR 3

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 65 posts

Posted 17 March 2012 - 09:26 AM

Got it!
Thanks a lot :)

Never 30- redirect to a 404. You could leave the 404s but it would be better to redirect them to something. If necessary, then yeah, just redirect to the home page. (don't 404 the to home page however).






0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

SPAM FREE FORUM!
 
If you are just registering to spam,
don't bother. You will be wasting your
time as your spam will never see the
light of day!