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switch from WP to HTML page creator for broken links?

Discussion in 'Cloaking and Content Generators' started by Bostoncab, Apr 24, 2011.

  1. Bostoncab

    Bostoncab Elite Member

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    So I switched a bunch of my sites from Wordpress back to html.

    Is there some kind of page creator script or something I can do so that when someone finds a google link that is no longer there because wordpress is gone it results in my index page?
     
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    Bostoncab Elite Member

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    There is no way to accomplish HTMl redirects ? Anyone?
     
  3. ron.ray

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    Sure there is - I think the best way is to create 404 pages with a meta refresh redirect to index.html

    read here about custom 404 - hxxp://www*alistapart*com/articles/perfect404/
    and here about meta refresh - hxxp://webdesign*about*com/od/metataglibraries/a/aa080300a*htm

    (replace '*' with '.' and 'x' with 't')

    Hope That helps!!

    Ron
     
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  4. imth3one

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    I suggest not going with ron.ray's solution. Meta refresh with nullify the bots and link juice. Google suggest doing 301 permanent redirect
    Put this code in your htaccess, it will redirect all pages to your homepage:

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    Redirect 301 / hxtp/your site
     
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  5. extremephp

    extremephp BANNED BANNED

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    Doing a 301 will break all the links and redirects everyone to the home page.

    Well, What you need is a custom 301 redirection :)

    I.e

    Olddomain.com/Yourpage to Newdomain.com/yourpage.html

    Can be done.
     
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    ron.ray Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    I must agree - SEO-wise my idea isn't good at all, imth3one's idea is definitely better ;) and extremephp's idea is the best :D
     
  7. Bostoncab

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    extreme.. I dont suppose you could give idiot proof instructions to accomplish this?
     
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    interesting read thanks