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My new site and Google Page Rank
I moved my site, added redirects. How will it affect my Google pagerank

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Msg#: 6169 posted 12:47 pm on Jul 28, 2004 (gmt 0)

One of my customers did a major redesign of their site. (Its about time). Their old site had very few pages indexed by Google because... 1. it was a framed site 2. the url for each paged looked like this....


but longer!

the new site is unframed (yeah!) and the page URLs now look like this...


I had originally built a handful of static pages for the major categories of the site, such as


and was successful getting these ranking well. Many sites linked directly to these pages and they had pretty good page ranks.

The customer no longer wants to show these static pages and they are now redirected to the appropriate page within the site. They now point to the page such as www.thesite.com/blah/23342234.asp

Within one week, Google had found the new site and we went from 20 pages listed in their index to 660 pages. Also, they now rank some of the new pages where the old static pages used to be ranked. I noticed, however, that the PR for these new pages is 0 while the old static pages had 3-6 PR.

Whew...that was a mouthful. Now to the question....

Will the results start to fall because the PR is 0? Will these new pages ever get the PR from the old pages? The customer does not want to change old links from other sites from the old static pages to the new pages. Any other thoughts on this matter?




10+ Year Member

Msg#: 6169 posted 3:20 am on Aug 4, 2004 (gmt 0)

Abezgauz, I'm sorry, I don't have an answer to your question, but I have a situation I think is similar.

A few days ago, I accepted a position as webmaster of a site which has had very slow load times, due to redundant code, overuse of Flash, and the like ... but the content is good enough that it has (had) a Google page rank of 6. I'm redoing the site and making use of lots of SSI files, so the redirected index page, which was foobar/index.html, is now foobar/index.shtml ... with page rank of 0.

The client doesn't know or care anything about page rank, but I do. How long do y'all think it will take to get back to PR6? Or is this not even important anymore?

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