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How to move a page and preserve its rank in Google SERPs?

Geocities closing, I don't want to lose my high-ranking page



9:00 am on Jul 19, 2009 (gmt 0)

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How should I modify my geocities page in such a way that it would pass on its pagerank to a page in a new location?
(can I use HTML REDIRECT tag, etc.)


12:36 pm on Jul 19, 2009 (gmt 0)

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No, to the best of my knowledge geocities doesn't offer a 301ing redirect facility - and even if they did, it would vanish when the site disappears.
You are going to have to do the hard yards manually:
- rehost the content
- change the geocities content - each page - to point to the new page
- start contacting those backlinks!

Not an easy task at all.


1:57 pm on Jul 20, 2009 (gmt 0)

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Do you think I should use the REDIRECT tag?