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Best way to recover from this?

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by Capo Dei Capi, Mar 2, 2016.

  1. Capo Dei Capi

    Capo Dei Capi BANNED BANNED

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    On one of my sites I just lost a ton of files I was linking to, about 90,000 or so due to not being a paid member of the file host. If I delete the 3,000 or so posts its going to cause a huge drop in traffic, but if I don't do it it I will probably lose huge credibility.

    Should I just leave the posts with the downed links and just make large amounts of new posts to the site

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    Slowly start removing the posts, put an ad on the 404 error page and make a new post for each post I delete
     
  2. charbel

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    Option one seems best OP.
     
  3. CenTex Hosting

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    I would just start posting new links and then put up a redirect for the link that you no longer have content for.
     
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    It really depends on what you are linking too. Assuming your linking to say tools or cracked files, could you lump these into categories? If you can figure out a common tool that might solve several of the ones you were linking to, you could just group 301 redirect them to a multi purpose tool that would do the same thing. That way if the person is just looking to solve the problem, they will still be able to solve the problem they have and you wont lose any trust or links.

    Just my two cents. Good luck!
     
  5. Capo Dei Capi

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    Now I am thinking that maybe some kind of combination based on the two may be better.

    Add 1,000 new posts and then do 50 posts per day while remove 20, with the 404 page with a Random set of 5 from 100 latest posts, and a banner ad below it.
     
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    Combination based on the two is the good choice