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djtaverner




msg:214816
 8:30 pm on Jun 29, 2004 (gmt 0)

Hello,

This is a re-post of a previously unanswered question:

A page on my site is generating an 500 error I cant seem to remove. I have set up .htaccess to redirect this page to another page within my own domain.

Is this at risk of a redirect penalty?

or

Is it only redirects from multiple domains to one domain that causes an error?

 

Brett_Tabke




msg:214817
 9:04 pm on Jun 29, 2004 (gmt 0)

Yes, fix the issue first...

djtaverner




msg:214818
 10:19 pm on Jun 29, 2004 (gmt 0)

I was also hoping to use redirects from sub pages that have been deleted (but have incoming links & therefore traffic) back to the homepage.

Would this draw a penalty?

Brett_Tabke




msg:214819
 10:22 pm on Jun 29, 2004 (gmt 0)

offer a 404 first in that case to Googlebot. Otherwise a dupe content problem might arise.

Robert Charlton




msg:214820
 2:35 am on Jun 30, 2004 (gmt 0)

offer a 404 first in that case to Googlebot.

Brett - How long would you keep the 404 up before applying the redirect?

Powdork




msg:214821
 3:08 am on Jun 30, 2004 (gmt 0)

offer a 404 first in that case to Googlebot.
Are you suggesting cloaking?;)

Why not set up real pages to take advantage of the traffic, tell them what has happened to the old content, offer a link to the homepage, and run adsense on the pages.

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