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....
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?