Hi I am doing some housekeeping on an old site. I want to remove about 50+ pages (off my 300 page site) that have old relevant content.
Do I just remove them all at once or do it slowly. They have some traffic although very little to want to redirect etc. I just want them removed. Will Google penalize me or will it hurt me in anyway to remove these pages all at once?
I have. Googlebot keeps checking in. Same goes for Bingbot and Yahoo Slurp, but at least they've dropped the pages from the index. These pages have no backlinks, as far as I'm aware, so I'm not sure why Google is reluctant to throw them out.
Msg#: 4476126 posted 1:55 am on Jul 21, 2012 (gmt 0)
By the way if you want to know exactly what pages on your site is ranked for what term, try this...
Go to Analytic, traffic source, overview and click on view full report (under the list of keywords). Go to secondary dimension (a tab somewhere - search it out) and then click on traffic source and then landing page. Then go to Advanced (search box) and add in the page you want to search up in the blinking box. Eg. default.htm and apply.
This should show you exactly what keywords default.htm is ranked for. And that way you will know if a page has any traffic or keywords that it ranks for and make a decision to remove it or update it.