Going To Wordpress. What to do with the old version?
jbiquez at ICSMX.COM
Tue Feb 18 12:35:55 EST 2014
Hello Thanks a lot for the time and comments.
We did option 1)
> 1) Leave old pages as they were and include a legend in each page telling
> there is a new version and redirect to new main page after 20 seconds. That
> way, they say, indexers, bot robots and search engines will still find us.
We just changed the redirect of each page to a zero second to wait
for the redirection.
I will check the 301 you mention sin yes, we are running Apache.
At 11:01 18/02/2014, you wrote:
>When I move to a new URL, then for each page I delete the page and I
>put a 301 redirect in the .htaccess file from the old URL to the new
>URL. The 301 status is the only one that will keep all your old link
>Your SEO "expert" is probably not an expert, because option 3 is a bad idea.
>Option 1 is OK, if you are also giving a 301 status.
>Option 2 looses all your old traffic, and you are basically starting
>from just your domain name and whatever reputation that domain has.
>Option 3 hurts you in search engine rankings. You can read about
>"repetitive content penalty" to see this. So, whoever recommended you
>option number 3 is someone you should not do business with or rely on
>On Wed, Feb 12, 2014 at 8:10 AM, Jorge Biquez <jbiquez at icsmx.com> wrote:
> > Hello all.
> > I hope the following questions do not sound so stupid. I do not know what
> > could be the best answer.
> > Finally we move to Wordpress. It is working fine we have some ideas to
> > implement in the future and we are studying for doing our own plugins,
> > following the advice on previous conversation here .
> > We would like to be indexed and listed on search engines of
> course with this
> > new version. Our old version of website was good indexed and we received
> > good traffic in it.
> > Asking a couple of expert companies in SEO they gave us different advice
> > but we are not sure what would be the best.
> > 1) Leave old pages as they were and include a legend in each page telling
> > there is a new version and redirect to new main page after 20 seconds. That
> > way, they say, indexers, bot robots and search engines will still find us.
> > 2) Start from a fresh and clean structure. Deleting all the old web pages
> > (they were static ones) . That way the index will be done only in new pages
> > only. It will create lot of "not found" errors but that will be the best
> > even when traffic will be almost zero at the beginning.
> > 3) Leave old pages without redirection and only with a legend that there is
> > a new version and that users should go to new page.
> > I am specially curious since it is a good exercise to learn more about how
> > search engines will do with our new web pages. Yes, I know there
> are tons of
> > new web pages added daily and that now it is more difficult to
> gain position
> > on search engines that's why I decided to ask for you advice.
> > If You have done something simila. To move from static simple
> html web pages
> > to a dynamic system like Wordpress or similar. What did you do with the old
> > version?
> > Any other SEO tips to consider (free or not so expensive) to gain position
> > in search engines with the new website. Of course assuming you
> have tags and
> > all recommend stuff in the new site?
> > Thanks in advance for the time and comments.
> > Jorge Biquez
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