I have my OLD ipb site at /forum/ and my new xenforo site at /forums/ with a redirect provided by Xenforo. So if you visit /forum/ you get sent to /forums/
Ok. In google webmaster on the left, if i go to Health - Crawl errors i have a list down the page of URL errors. 2,980 to be precise. They all seem to be errors from my old IPB site. I'm not sure if this is normal, or not, or if it even matters really.
They are showing up as 503 errors. Links such as
Not knowing what i am really doing, to me i'm worried this is somehow effecting my search standings, or something like that with google. I need to keep my old forums alive for a while so that i can retrieve photos from the old gallery if people request them. But really, i don't want google seeing it at all, kind of invisible. Is this possible? I thought about maybe adding that directory to the robots text, but then thought that might hurt the redirect script somehow, or any results in google that have not updated yet.
Hope all this makes sense and someone with more knowledge than me can help. Thanks everyone!