Msg#: 24994 posted 12:42 am on Jul 26, 2004 (gmt 0)
I have two different pages on the same site with duplicate content. Years ago our web designer set up this page with the following url: example.com/vgd.htm.
Several months ago I thought that by using a descriptive url we would get better search results so I copied the page and setup the following url: example.com/very-good-content.htm
I never eliminated the original url and today I found the two urls back to back in Google results.
The original url has a PR of 5 and the descriptive url has a PR of 4. However I suspect that with proper linking the new url will acheive either a 5 or 6.
If I decide to keep the descriptive url should I eliminate the original PR5 url?... or can I keep it and replace it with completely new content? My concern is that the PR5 was earned via different content....is this a form of spamming?
[edited by: vitaplease at 5:48 am (utc) on July 26, 2004] [edit reason] examplified [/edit]
Msg#: 24994 posted 1:33 am on Jul 27, 2004 (gmt 0)
>>>>Since the old page is already indexed and is showing PageRank on the toolbar, why waste it? Simply add some new content to the page and you're one page ahead of your competition. Personally, I NEVER remove a URL that is ranked in Google. Instead, I just give it new content. And no, it isn't spamming. <<<<<<
Is it okay for me to remove ALL the old content and replace with completely NEW content?