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Best way to remove existing, indexed page

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by lelou00, Mar 31, 2015.

  1. lelou00

    lelou00 Power Member

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    Hey,

    I got one website that I've messed up previously. The contents were indexed, still.

    Now I'm going to focus on it, but reusing some of the previous content (with different URL structure). I'm worried it might cause duplicate content issue so I noindex & nofollow all of the previous pages (I'm not moving them to trash since I don't want too many 404 error)

    Questions:
    1. Is it okay to 301 redirect the previous page (with nofollow & noindex) to a new page? Will the new page be nofollow & noindex as well?
    2. What is the best practice to remove existing indexed page? Trash it or 301 or just noindex them?

    FYI, I'm not & will not be using Google webmaster tool. So, can't really fixed the 404 error though...


    Thanks
     
  2. thedifference

    thedifference Registered Member

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    Simply 301 redirect the old page to a new page... Google will take care of it...
     
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  3. Number10

    Number10 Newbie

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    Yes, you should be fine to redirect old to new and forget about it.
     
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  4. BlueSteele

    BlueSteele Regular Member

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    If you don't want to fiddle around in htaccess, and you are using WP, there are 301 plugins that should help you make this happen.
     
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  5. kalios

    kalios Junior Member

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    asap1 BANNED BANNED Jr. VIP

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    As the above stated, just 301 the old pages to the new and google will not give you a duplicate content penalty
     
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