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Archiving A Website Within A Website


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#1 dhendi

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Posted 12 February 2015 - 06:59 AM

Hey everyone,

 

So, I have to archive all of a website's content and make the current website show this year's events. It's abit like a film festival website, where you can still see pages from 2013 and 2014 (which are archvied). My question is, do I change their URLs so I can make room for the new ones? If some of the content is very similar to last year's, should I put a  canonical tag on it?

 

 

If my question is abit confusing, please let me know so I can clarify what i mean.

 

Cheers :)



#2 Jill

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Posted 12 February 2015 - 12:02 PM

Perhaps just update the old pages to feature the new content would be best.



#3 Mikl

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Posted 13 February 2015 - 03:37 AM

I have something similar to this in one of my sites.

 

What I do is this: I keep the same URLs for the "current" pages. These always show the contents for the next occurrence of the events. These URLs remain constant, but I change the title tag in each case to include the relevant year.

 

I then move the "old" pages to the "archive", which has its own URLs. In these cases, the title tag includes the earlier year.

 

This might not be the optimum solution from the SEO point of view, but visitors find it convenient, and anyone searching for the name of the event plus the year is likely to find it.

 

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#4 chrishirst

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Posted 13 February 2015 - 09:14 AM

 

 

This might not be the optimum solution from the SEO point of view, but visitors find it convenient,

 

Is there a difference??



#5 Michael Martinez

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Posted 13 February 2015 - 11:39 AM

Sometimes when I build an archive I use that as an opportunity to update URLs that have been bothering me.  Sometimes I just change the Website navigation to reflect the new priorities in the content.



#6 Mikl

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Posted 14 February 2015 - 04:13 AM

 

Is there a difference??

 

Perhaps I should rephrase that, Chris. When I said "This might not be the optimum solution from the SEO point of view", I really meant that I didn't have SEO considerations uppermost in my mind when I was planning it.

 

Mike






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