homepage Welcome to WebmasterWorld Guest from 54.204.231.110
register, free tools, login, search, pro membership, help, library, announcements, recent posts, open posts,
Become a Pro Member
Home / Forums Index / Search Engines / Sitemaps, Meta Data, and robots.txt
Forum Library, Charter, Moderators: goodroi

Sitemaps, Meta Data, and robots.txt Forum

    
What to do with deleted pages?
rlopes




msg:4586953
 11:16 pm on Jun 23, 2013 (gmt 0)

I have a classifieds website where users can delete their ads.

The problem with that, is that after an Ad is deleted, it leaves a 404 page behind.

What would be the best solution, SEO-wise?

 

phranque




msg:4586968
 12:03 am on Jun 24, 2013 (gmt 0)

410 Gone

rlopes




msg:4587140
 2:42 pm on Jun 24, 2013 (gmt 0)

If the page had links to it, won't the "link juice" be lost with a 410?

lucy24




msg:4587163
 4:04 pm on Jun 24, 2013 (gmt 0)

No more than with a 404. But just how much link juice can you rack up with a batch of individual ads that are here today, gone tomorrow? Seems like what you'd want is links to the site as a whole: "great place to buy used widgets" rather than "check out this sweet deal on a '57 Foobar".

phranque




msg:4587209
 5:54 pm on Jun 24, 2013 (gmt 0)

The problem with that, is that after an Ad is deleted, it leaves a 404 page behind.

If the page had links to it, won't the "link juice" be lost with a 410?


once you have deleted the content, how much "link juice" does that url deserve?

rvkumarweb




msg:4596706
 12:04 pm on Jul 26, 2013 (gmt 0)

Good Question?

If the user will delete or expired ads automatically its an 404 page not found. Better way is to create a new custom 404 error page and re-direct too. Or use some techniques in case if you got any error page automatically re-directing to the home page URL or Sitemap.html page. (It will helps user engagement to stay on your website).

All the best :)

Global Options:
 top home search open messages active posts  
 

Home / Forums Index / Search Engines / Sitemaps, Meta Data, and robots.txt
rss feed

All trademarks and copyrights held by respective owners. Member comments are owned by the poster.
Home ¦ Free Tools ¦ Terms of Service ¦ Privacy Policy ¦ Report Problem ¦ About ¦ Library ¦ Newsletter
WebmasterWorld is a Developer Shed Community owned by Jim Boykin.
© Webmaster World 1996-2014 all rights reserved