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SEO Help...removing pages/plugins

Discussion in 'Forum Management' started by Russ, Feb 12, 2014.

  1. Russ

    Russ Well-Known Member

    I'm not SEO expert by any means so bare with me :).

    While cleaning up our site, we want to remove certain things such as pages and some addons.

    Page example being...


    And add-on being the event plugin by jaxel, is there like a best practice to go about... we disabled the event plugin awhile back and have hundreds of errors for it(crawl errors), so ya... what's the way to avoid this(other than don't change your site around a lot heh).
  2. Dan

    Dan Well-Known Member

    Maybe disallow those in a robots.txt file? That will prevent robots from looking for them in the future.
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  3. Alfa1

    Alfa1 Well-Known Member

    Redirect the links to your home page through .htaccess
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  4. Russ

    Russ Well-Known Member

    Easy enough I suppose, thanks Dan
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  5. Russ

    Russ Well-Known Member

    Would redirecting our old pages to our main forums be better than disallowing you think?
  6. Kevin

    Kevin Well-Known Member

    Personally I think it would be because if those pages are already indexed then you want them to eventually fall out of the search engines; using .htaccess to do a 302 redirect to a different URL would achieve that.
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  7. Alfa1

    Alfa1 Well-Known Member

    I agree with what Kevin says. Additionally it also makes a difference weather or not your webmaster tools show links from other websites to your non existing pages.

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