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What to do about pages that are no longer there?

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by macpaulos, May 14, 2010.

  1. macpaulos

    macpaulos Regular Member

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    I have a small ticket site. After a particular event is finished I take down the page. Unfortunately google has indexed these certain pages and so my users are getting 404 messages. What do you think is the best way to approach this??
     
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    gregstereo Elite Member

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    If you are using wordpress, there are some pretty nice 404 handler plugins available. I'm a bit partial to the AskApache Google 404 handler, though it does require you have a goog account.
     
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  3. C.S.A.

    C.S.A. Junior Member

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    Redirect to current content or the front page. It's not technically correct, but it solves the 404 problem and lets you keep the incoming link juice.
     
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  4. macpaulos

    macpaulos Regular Member

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    Thanks guys, I'm using Joomla at the moment. I'm gonna look into a plugin if not a redirect. Again thanks for the advice.