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How to delete stuff without big G caring

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by mapleleafz, Aug 3, 2010.

  1. mapleleafz

    mapleleafz Junior Member

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    Hey,

    Looking for a bit of advice:

    I've realized that my "blog"/"site" has a lot of irrelevant posts with a lot of irrelevant keywords that I no longer want. It's a wordpress blog that I'd like to transform in to a static page with just one 1000 word post instead of the 5 500 word posts it already has.

    How can I go about deleting these posts without google caring?
     
  2. chockomonkey

    chockomonkey Regular Member

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    What do you mean caring? As in hurting your placement in the SERPs for losing indexed content?
     
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  3. mapleleafz

    mapleleafz Junior Member

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    Precisely :)
     
  4. johnsmith3

    johnsmith3 Newbie

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    why don't you simply make the page hidden instead of deleting it
     
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  5. chowner

    chowner Newbie

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    301 those pages to the main article page or use rel canonical tag
     
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    195471 Regular Member

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    You can 301 redirect the unwanted pages to the new page. If you don't redirect the old pages, Google will see any links to those pages as broken and could penalize your rankings because you have broken links. There are multiple ways to do 301 redirects, depending on your platform. Just do a search for how to do it.
     
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  7. mapleleafz

    mapleleafz Junior Member

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    301 redirected them and deleted them. I kinda knew that, just wanted to make sure. Thanks everyone :)