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Delete content before a 301 redirect?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by ashishthakkar, Sep 13, 2016.

  1. ashishthakkar

    ashishthakkar Junior Member

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    My old site page is mywebdomain/about-us.aspx and now i have moved to php+wordpress making the new page as mywebdomain/about-us/

    I understand in terms of seo a 301 redirect is the best which means I will be doing 301 redirect:
    mywebdomain/about-us.aspx -> mywebdomain/about-us/

    Since content of both pages is same, should i delete the content from the aspx page or a simple 301 redirect is ok?

    Or which is the best way?
     
  2. davids355

    davids355 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    No it doesnt matter. Once you impliment the 301 redirect the old page will no longer exist as far as google is concerned.
    Google will understand right - old page has been removed and replaced by new page.
    Google will expect content to be the same and no one will any longer be able to access old page anyway. they will be redirect straight to new page. So what is on old page is irrelevant.
     
  3. ashishthakkar

    ashishthakkar Junior Member

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    Thanks. I have now done the 301 redirect from the cpanel.

    Cheers!
     
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  4. ashishthakkar

    ashishthakkar Junior Member

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    What about links on my site?

    Should I continue to let my pages link to the old page or change it to link it to the new page?

    And any new links in create? (either on site or links from other site)