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Server side redirect

no htaccess, no custom 404

     
9:24 am on May 9, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Hi,

I've got a client hosted on a windows box. We're redesigning the site and some pages are going to be removed. I wanted to set up a server side redirect because these pages are already indexed.

The provider does not allow a custom 404.

I've got asp but the files in question are already named .htm

And of course, .htaccess is not available.

The files will be removed permanently, so I'd like some way of sending a 301.

Any ideas on how to solve this? Thanks.

9:31 am on May 9, 2003 (gmt 0)

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if your Host wont let you do a custom 404, my guess is what he won't let you use the 301 or 302 either.

Can't you leave the HTM page there and add a link this page not found please click here or something

Dave

10:05 am on May 9, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Yes, I could leave the pages as a last resort, but I wonder what that would do to rankings. I would end up with quite a few pages that just say "we have recently updated our site..." I have a feeling this wouldn't be very good for the search engines.
10:11 am on May 9, 2003 (gmt 0)

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use it to your advantage rewrite the content and link via :

home page -> site map -> old site

dave