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Re: 301 redirect question

  • Subject: Re: 301 redirect question
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 10 Aug 2005 17:18:16 +0100
  • Newsgroups: alt.internet.search-engines
  • Organization: schestowitz.com / Manchester University
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Jez wrote:

>>>Yes, it is linked to and has transferred it's PR to the domain it's
>>>pointed at.
>> You should probably not remove it then. It will flag errors
>> (potentially), upset crawlers (errors imply lower credibility) and will
>> break the integrity that you artificially introduced.
>> I made some mistakes in the past by 'cleaning' and improving structure.
>> Months later I still see errors, not only due to crawlers, but also due
>> to people's bookmarks and SE's cache (referrals). Think of that unwanted
>> element as an umbilical cord. My site is full of these, but removal would
>> be more 'painful'.
>> Roy
> Thanks Roy - should I just leave it as it is? Trouble is - it's slap in
> the middle of a diary, so if you go from page 43 to page 44 (or whatever
> it is) you go to a different domain!
> Could be annoying if anyone were ever going to read it - which i doubt.
> :-)

Why don't you manually fix the seams (links) on pages 42-45 or whatever? If
the diary was generated off-line by some tool and does not get regenerated
(overwritten), then it's worth the effort.


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