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    After 301, keep or delete?


    Hi All
    Advice needed regarding 301’s.

    My client has two sports centres that used to have two locations.
    One of them is now closed but there are still two websites because there were two specialities and the websites could focus on each of them.
    However, things have changed and the single centre now caters for both specialities.
    Would it be best to 301 any relevant pages on for the closed centre and then keep the site.
    Or would it be best to 301 any relevant pages and then delete the website of the closed centre?

    Thanks, Nick
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    I would keep the sites and the 301s. This covers everything, including any links and referral traffic that comes through.
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    Originally Posted by tstolber
    I would keep the sites and the 301s. This covers everything, including any links and referral traffic that comes through.
    Thanks for that, that confirms what I was not 100% sure of!
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    If the single centre now caters for both specialities I would 301 all the relevant pages from the website which center doesn´t existe anymore (you may have to build new pages to accommodates all the SEO juice from the 301) and then delete the website of the closed center. So users will not get confused on how many centers do you have and what do you do in this center
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    for the seo Without a properly setup redirect, your users might face a 404 Not Found page or get directed to non-operational parts of your website. Clearly, these kinds of messages or errors are turn-offs to users and will certainly cause them to leave your website, but could lead them to completely disregarding your brand. The screenshot below is what it would look like if we incorrectly setup a redirect and you hit our 404 page:
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    301 is permanent, it means forever and that's a mighty long time, but I'm here to tell you, there's something else: the server maintenance.
    After a few years the old URLs are often no longer accessed & you can drop those redirects.
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    If you drop these redirects, then u can say bye bye to any link juice being transferred from the old links to the redirected links.

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