bwnbwn - 6:09 pm on Feb 18, 2013 (gmt 0)
Well for one I think the word delete really means return a 410. Deleting will then cause google to tell ya got a bunch of new 404 pages. Who wants that.
On the topic I would ask this. Is the content (say it is 10 years old) really something I want a visitor to find. Depending on your vertical some 3 year old content is considered old and outdated.
Are the pages worth adding fresh updated content to bring them back to life?
If the content is current and has no links maybe it needs some TLC to get a few.
A couple reasons why I would.
Are there just to many to try updating and the old content could become a drag on the overall site?
The content is really cookie cutter content anyway. You know the real cheap stuff produce in bulk.