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2:41 am on May 22, 2004 (gmt 0)

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I just checked an old site I don't really use anymore and it has a PR of 4 and some good links to it. I'm thinking of just funneling the PR to my new current site by adding a couple of good links on the old site. The old site is just a 2 page site right now with each page just linking to each other and with no other links. What would be the best way to get the most bang for my buck by linking out to my current site. I am thinking of either placing an outbound link on each page of the old site or I could just turn it into a 1 page site and have only 1 link that goes to my current site. Any suggestions?
7:29 am on May 22, 2004 (gmt 0)

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permanant redirect will transfer all pr
8:23 am on May 22, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Do you want one site with all the PR transfered or two or more sites with a little bit of PR spread amongst them?
4:39 pm on May 22, 2004 (gmt 0)

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How would I set up a permanent redirect? If I did this would people still be able use the site for it's information value? I would like to still use the site because people visit it through the links to it but there is no need for it to rank well so I am just trying to figure out the best way to link to my current site to maximize the potency of the links or link...The way I see it if it's a 1 page site, with only 1 link, all of the PR minus the bit you lose with the link, will be transferred but with a 1 page site you are wasting the PR of that site. So with a 2 page site with 1 internal link on each page you will get the best from your PR. But when you add an external link to each page you will get 50% from each page. So really I would like to know which is better. 100% from a 1 page site that is wasting PR or 50% from each page of a 2 page site that is utilizing it's pr?
6:39 pm on May 22, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Seems like you don't really need any PR left on the old site, but you could use all of it on the new site. Problem is... if you simply link to the new site from each page in your old site, then you will be leaving some PR behind -- especially if your site content is somewhat unrelated.

I like nalin's suggestion of 301 redirect. However, this leaves the users of the old site with nowhere to land (they would see the new site when they type in the old url). You could recreate that old content in your new site, as it is only two pages and place links to it on your new site.

7:43 pm on May 22, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Yeah the 301 isn't going to work for me. OK so do I have this right? Lets say there is a page (page A) with a PR of 6 with absolutely no internal or external links on it. In theory, if page A links to Page B (an external page with no backlinks and a PR of 0), then page B will have a PR of 5.
2:13 am on May 23, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Like fclark said. Just copy the two pages on your new site. In the apache cpanel of the old server use manage redirect, place a 301 on both files. PR and visitors are transfered to the old pages on the new server. Just add a link to your home on both pages and thats it.
 

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