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redirect - any effect?



6:00 am on Oct 4, 2004 (gmt 0)

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I've got 30 static subpages which has PR 3 each. Now've that I created a dynamic site to house all the same content of the static pages.
What should I do, Google & Yahoo & ASK seem to like my static pages more. But they have over the past few months index my dynamic pages too, because my index page is now pointing to all my dynamic pages.
Would I be better off redirecting all of the static subpages to the Index page - humans & spiders included. Because it would be to painstaking to redirecting them to the same dynamic page.Coz my regex aint good :)
My concern is wheter my site would be dropped if I do so.
Your input & views are most welcomed.


9:38 am on Oct 4, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Hi, I built a 3 or 4 thousand page site and all pages redirected to the index page. I think thay call it spamming the search engines ;o) The site did well and then bombed out totally. I know for a fact it was the redirect (java) that did it. If you are redirecting for legit reasons and you get penalized i'm sure if you emailed the relevant SE and explained the circumstances they might consider something.


1:09 pm on Oct 4, 2004 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member

Don't write to the SEs. You would be wasting your time.

Definitely definitely definitely don't keep two copies of the same page around for whatever reason. Immediately do a 301 redirect (permanent redirect) from an individual static page to the new dynamic page. Do not redirect the static pages to the home page.

I don't understand why it would be "painstaking" to redirect to the same dynamic page. You have 30 pages. It doesn't take regex to do that. Just hardcode the redirects in your .htaccess file if you have Apache.


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