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Question about Google and Redirecting



12:20 am on Nov 18, 2005 (gmt 0)

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I have several dozen old pages that have links coming to them from other websites. Well, I no longer use these old pages and have updated them with new pages that have a different file name (different web-addresses). I want everyone on my website to view the new pages and not the old ones.

Will I get penalized by Google if I simply use ASP and put a "response.redirect" on the old pages and send them to the new version of the pages? Or will Google see this as duplicate content since there will be two web-addresses displaying the same content?

Thanks for any advice.


7:48 pm on Nov 18, 2005 (gmt 0)

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If your meta's/ror's are different there is no reason why google would see them as the same. Just make sure there is SOME difference in the new page. Like even in its description just add a "." somewhere lol.

Otherwise, google doesn't care. Those old links will rot in google's database forever until no one decides to view them again. Redirects are a good idea though. It's what we use on our website http://www.example.com it used to be http://www.example.org

The direct link works differently though, but you get the jist. You can still find LOTS of links to http://www.example.org floating about out there. But they are either dead (still working on the redirects myself...a lot of files) or lead to example.com.

Rock on ksoper78

[edited by: Woz at 11:44 pm (utc) on Nov. 21, 2005]
[edit reason] examplified URLs [/edit]


12:34 am on Nov 19, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Thanks Section 8!

We got a major penalty for something in this last update (Jagger) and I have no idea what it was for. I am doing everything by the book (as far as I know).

Just trying to rule some things out.

Thansk for your help!


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