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Since these name changes must be done, what is the best way to deal with the SEs? Should I leave the old pages on the server until the new pages show up in the Search Engine indexes? Would there be excessive risk in having so many duplicate pages?
I've never had an experience like this, and would value input from anyone who has.
On this site, the server is set to give all 404s a custom site map page. It seems to me that this practice, which is wonderful for the user, might be a problem with spiders. As I drop old pages, all the old URLs will come up as the same page, right? I'd better give this one a little more thought.
a framed page is pretty benign, too. some SEs might not like them, but you don't get banned for it, either.