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11:16 pm on Jun 23, 2013 (gmt 0)

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I have a classifieds website where users can delete their ads.

The problem with that, is that after an Ad is deleted, it leaves a 404 page behind.

What would be the best solution, SEO-wise?
12:03 am on Jun 24, 2013 (gmt 0)

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410 Gone
2:42 pm on Jun 24, 2013 (gmt 0)

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If the page had links to it, won't the "link juice" be lost with a 410?
4:04 pm on Jun 24, 2013 (gmt 0)

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No more than with a 404. But just how much link juice can you rack up with a batch of individual ads that are here today, gone tomorrow? Seems like what you'd want is links to the site as a whole: "great place to buy used widgets" rather than "check out this sweet deal on a '57 Foobar".
5:54 pm on Jun 24, 2013 (gmt 0)

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The problem with that, is that after an Ad is deleted, it leaves a 404 page behind.

If the page had links to it, won't the "link juice" be lost with a 410?


once you have deleted the content, how much "link juice" does that url deserve?
12:04 pm on Jul 26, 2013 (gmt 0)



Good Question?

If the user will delete or expired ads automatically its an 404 page not found. Better way is to create a new custom 404 error page and re-direct too. Or use some techniques in case if you got any error page automatically re-directing to the home page URL or Sitemap.html page. (It will helps user engagement to stay on your website).

All the best :)
 

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