Best Answer castlebuilder , 06 December 2012 - 01:09 PM
Thanks for all the responses. I think that I do feel more comfortable telling them that it is an OK thing to do.
This is part of a redesign, so there are so many factors involved. This content will be linked to in the same way, though, hopefully even better than it was before. I am trying not to (or telling them not to) touch the actual content of the archived articles at all. I figure Google likes it now, if we don't change it, it should still like it!
Internal site search (including the archive) will be updated from an ancient (10 years?) script, which may have nothing to do with SEO but will make info easier to find on site.
The move kind of has to all happen at once for technical reasons, though your idea is an interesting one, Alan.
Good point on the site maps, querty, I will be sure to update. There is going to be new contents, so I need to redo anyway.Go to the full post