I am having to merge a number of seperate sites into one site. I plan to use 301's on their old urls, to point to a subfolder, and not the index page of the main site. i.e. www.blue-widgets.com is now going to have a 301 pointing to www.widgets.com/blue.
I wonder if google will transfer the PR through to that subfolder. And also whether it will think this is spam or not.
any comments anyone? please?!
7:00 pm on Sep 18, 2002 (gmt 0)
AFAIK it will not hurt you. You are telling googlebot that those links are no longer there and have moved permanently to that subfolder. I believe this is the way Google wants you to do it. I am not sure if there will be any PR benefit.