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6:18 pm on Apr 19, 2004 (gmt 0)

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I deleted a section (PR5) from my site and want to put some new products on my site. I would like to know if I re-create the deleted, but "cached" page will it migrate back to my site with it's PR and then in a couple of weeks add the products to it, instead of starting with a new PR0 page? The page will still come up if typed in the address bar of my browser and also shows in my backlinks. Thank you very much!
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10:50 pm on Apr 19, 2004 (gmt 0)

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How many other forums have you asked this question and got answers?
10:56 pm on Apr 19, 2004 (gmt 0)

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imo, it's better to use 301 redirects to other pages or sites when deleting pages. If not using 301s, I would put something there even if it's not perfect.
11:10 pm on Apr 19, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Besides this being the wrong place to ask this question, I think you have a misconception of PR, but I may simply not understand what you're asking. PR is associated with the URL of a page, not with its content. For PR it doesn't matter what's on the page, only how many pages link to it and to how many other pages the linking pages link to elsewise. If you create a new page with whatever content you like and if you save the page under exactly the same name and exactly in the same directory as the old page, the new content on your page will be crawled and indexed by Googlebot, and it will be ranked according to the PR5 it used to have. But you may need to hurry. Google updates PR once every month or so, and if you put up the new page after the next update, the page will lose its PR for one month until the update after that update.
11:14 pm on Apr 19, 2004 (gmt 0)

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cbpayne,
That would be (3).
SlowMove,
Thank you for your comment on 301's. I have seen this discussed several times recently in my forum reading and will find out how to employ this technique.
This is why I post at other forums for "only" issues that I need a lot of opinions, if possible, and need them NOW! Everyone does not always agree, or some will add a little morsel. Apologies to readers of this post who cruised in from another forum and read it already!
Thanks,
Chuck
Hanu,
You understand why I was looking for a quick answer/s. "But you may need to hurry." YUP! Sorry, I thought you could post about this stuff here, everyone seems to ask about anything Google they care to? Maybe not, I will re-visit the "structural layout" of this forum after typing this and look for a better place to ask such a question.
Regards!

[edited by: ronin100 at 11:22 pm (utc) on April 19, 2004]

11:18 pm on Apr 19, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Here is what I would do. You deleted oldpage.html. Recreate oldpage.html and put new content on it.

The only reason you would want to do this is if oldpage.html has direct backlinks to it or if it is ranking for something and you could use the traffic.

If the only page linking to this page is your own site then just forget about it and create new pages. The PR in the toolbar has no real meaning anymore. PR0 sites beat PR6 and PR7 sites all the time.

1:48 am on Apr 20, 2004 (gmt 0)

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PR depends on the links going to the page. Not the page itself. So, yes, if you recreate the page, the PR will not reset to 0 unless all the inbound links have been removed.
2:34 am on Apr 20, 2004 (gmt 0)

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You should be able to put those old pages back with no problem. You could replace it with the same content, add new content including links to whatever new pages you want, or you could use a 301 (permanent redirect).
2:59 am on Apr 20, 2004 (gmt 0)

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It sounds like the old content was removed on purpose and is not wanted. He just does not want to waste the PR that he already has.
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ogletree, mcavic & GoogleGuy,
Thank you for taking the time to post and sharing your knowledge with me. It is appreciated!
Regards,
Chuck
 

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