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Posted 07 September 2004 - 11:21 AM
I recently updated a client site for SEO and all the pages were changed. this includes the file name, directory structure, text, navigation, etc. I have the following questions:
1. How do i get rid of the old pages in the google, yahoo indexes? They still show the old pages. Is there something i can do? The pages they indexed before have been either deleted from the folder or moved to a subfolder that is excluded in the robots.txt file.
2. What do i do about the old pages that people may still try to access? Do i create a 301 redirect?
3. If i need to do a 301 redirect, how do i do that considering the site is hosted on IIS 6.0 and runs under .asp. Is there some documentation elsewhere on this site that i could refer to? how does this work exactly? is there some .asp code that i place on each page or is there something you place in the global.asa file or is it simply something the ISP does with the server configuration?
thanks in advance,
Posted 07 September 2004 - 11:38 AM
For asp just add code like the following to the old pages:
Response.Status = "301 Moved Permanently"
Response.AddHeader "Location", "http://www.old-domai...o.uk/page.asp?" & Request.QueryString
Posted 07 September 2004 - 11:39 AM
I would make sure to do a 404 custom error page as opposed to a 301 redirect. Best just to make a clean break, and easier for the engines and your visitors.
Posted 30 September 2004 - 05:05 PM
thanks for the input. I have put up a custom 404 error page but was still wondering about how long to wait, or what i can do, to get those pesky old, dead pages out of the google and yahoo indexes! more of those pages are showing up than the new ones!
will google and yahoo crawlers "understand" the custom error page and delete the pages eventually or what? google visits the site regularly and continues to keep those old pages in their index.
thanks in advance.
Posted 30 September 2004 - 06:26 PM
Make sure it does, or they'll never disappear.
Posted 01 October 2004 - 08:47 AM
is that something i tell the ISP administrator hosting the site to set up with IIS or what? I assume that this is done within the IIS adminstration tool somehow.
Posted 01 October 2004 - 01:04 PM
I would advise you check it out first on a few of your removed pages. This Delorie Tool allows you to plug in the URL address of your pages to see how your server answers the request.
Posted 11 October 2004 - 09:05 AM
HTTP/1.1 404 Object Not Found
Date: Mon, 11 Oct 2004 14:29:27 GMT
i assume that means that the server is set up correctly and it returning a 404 error. does this mean, that eventually, those old pages will no longer show up in google? because right now google shows more of the "dead" pages than the new ones.
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