I have a major problem with a site that we have sold
We no longer have regulatory rights to show the content but have a 4 week hiatus before the new site owners take control and slap their own regulatory stamp on the site. Messy but thats how it has played out.
Technically I cant show the content as it is right now without the regulatory authority. To do so risks a fine
But the last thing I want to do is take the content down for 4 weeks and leave blank pages up there which will screw 3 years of hard work.
When researching on the web I have come across all kinds of dodgy methods which all seem to promote cloaking or hidden text.
I have seen one method of using css ..hideme code but even that looks way too dodgy for my liking
So what is the recommended method here? Is there a way to temp send the bots away or will Google still crawl and adjust the serp value or PR on the site?
4 weeks is a long time in this game and I really am struggling as to the safest way of cracking this issue.
Any advice gratefully received