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Re: Moving Pages
From Inachu on 23 Oct '00
replying to Moving Pages posted by Craig Boas

Just backup the old info and use the new one.




>Currently, I'm maintaining two pretty much identical versions of the
>same pages, one set at the old location and one at the new. (Visit
>any of the category pages and change the ".html" extension to ".shtml"

Consider that identical pages will getyou banned but you are lucky so far.



Inachu



>I have a number pages that rank well on search engines, but I'd like
>to move them (i.e: change their filenames within the same domain). Is
>there a way to tell the search engines that pages have moved? If
>you'd like to see what I'm talking about, look at the category pages
>linked from http://www.faccents.com/gallery.html
>
>Currently, I'm maintaining two pretty much identical versions of the
>same pages, one set at the old location and one at the new. (Visit
>any of the category pages and change the ".html" extension to ".shtml"
>and you'll see the alternate category page.) Aside from the extra
>work involved, I'm worried that search engines will eventually find
>the new pages, notice the marked similarities, and then (incorrectly)
>penalize me for spamming.
>
>I've considered replacing the old pages with meta-refresh code (or
>JavaScript) that automatically sends people to the new versions, but
>I know that's another disfavored (read: "Spammer") technique that
>might get me penalized.
>
>Any ideas? Should I just bite the bullet and remove the old pages?
>Is there an elegant solution I'm just overlooking? Thank you in
>advance for your help!
>
>Craig Boas
>Webmaster
>French Accents Antique Furniture
>http://www.faccents.com/




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