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Old Links still indexed in google

Discussion in 'Search Engine Optimization' started by druffus, May 23, 2004.

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    I have a site that I completely revamped everything including the system it was built on. Urls for a lot of pages changed. It has been like 8 months or so and there are still a bunch of the old links still in the google results.

    My real problem is I revamped an e-commerce system and there are ver a hundred bad links in google.

    Is there anyway to get rid of them? Alert google or anything?

    Thanks
     
    druffus, May 23, 2004 IP
  2. digitalpoint

    digitalpoint Overlord of no one Staff

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    Do you have an example of one?
     
    digitalpoint, May 23, 2004 IP
  3. Bernard

    Bernard Well-Known Member

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    What happens if you click the old links in the SERPs?

    404 error? 301 redirect? still pull a page up?
     
    Bernard, May 23, 2004 IP
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    compar Peon

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    Without knowing all the detail it would seem to me that you would want to take advantage of all those links by using a 301 redirect from each of the old URLs they point to.

    This is a classic case of turning a preceived problem into an opportunity.
     
    compar, May 23, 2004 IP
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    NewComputer Well-Known Member

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    Compar is correct. You need to redirect to your new URL. You may have access to those files, or you may have to have your webmaster do it for you. It takes time....
     
    NewComputer, May 24, 2004 IP
  6. druffus

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    Thanks for the responses. I am getting a 404 error. I guess I could setup a 404 error page that redirects to the domain of the site.

    I was curious cause one of my sites has had bad pages indexed for months and months; i expected that it wouldn't take that long.
     
    druffus, May 26, 2004 IP
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    digitalpoint Overlord of no one Staff

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    If you have links (internal or external) that point to a 404 page, Google will index it.
     
    digitalpoint, May 26, 2004 IP
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    #8
    I've found the best way is this (assuming you're on an Apache server):


    Open Notepad, type this:

    Redirect permanent /oldpage1.htm [url]http://www.yourdomain.com/newpage1.htm[/url]
    
    Redirect permanent /oldpage2.htm [url]http://www.yourdomain.com/newpage2.htm[/url]
    Code (markup):

    Save as filename .htaccess (exactly that). File type must be set to all files so that this is not saved as a txt file.

    Upload to your root directory ASCII mode, not binary or it won't work.
     
    bywater, May 26, 2004 IP
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    zunedseo Greenhorn

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    thanks for this usful reply...
     
    zunedseo, Aug 12, 2010 IP
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    Aurelius25 Peon

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    You need redirect your link dependant with your access system
     
    Aurelius25, Oct 23, 2011 IP