| 12:57 am on Nov 10, 2009 (gmt 0)|
If you sold the site, then you are no longer responsible for the content.
Don't cloak or hide your content. You are only asking for trouble from search engines, or you are going to lose some users.
Can't you just remove your stamp? Seems to me that the new owner is the one who should be making this post and worried about it, not you... ;-)
| 3:42 am on Nov 10, 2009 (gmt 0)|
I suppose you could write an .htaccess directive, or set of them, that disallows everything but the search engine spiders.
I concur, though, part of selling a thing is letting go.
| 8:47 am on Nov 10, 2009 (gmt 0)|
yeah I hear you
But its a transitional sale, weve just got the timing slightly out and our regulatory authority has expired. best laid plans an all..
| 12:44 pm on Nov 10, 2009 (gmt 0)|
Can you put a temporary disclaimer on the site noting the transition? Perhaps contact the authority that oversees your niche and ask for their advice on the situation? They may say it is fine and save you some grief.
| 12:51 pm on Nov 10, 2009 (gmt 0)|
That cant happen Im afraid because you are either authorised or not and if not then you cant offer services of the type we sell - not without incurring the risk of a penalty
There is no halfway house
Im leaning towards just deleting the on page text and leaving a few riders but will then restore/republish once the new owner activates their authority
Sounds ridiculous but thats the UK finance industry for you. Er ...I mean widget industry
| 1:17 pm on Nov 10, 2009 (gmt 0)|
have you told the new owners your problem regarding them loosing rankings ect.. if you take the site down? ask them what they think about it like if you cant show any content then the next logical thing to to would be to take it down, as for google well you cant have everything..
| 4:05 am on Nov 16, 2009 (gmt 0)|
sounds like the ideal situation to use the 302 Found [w3.org] HTTP Response:
|The requested resource resides temporarily under a different URI. |