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    After 301, keep or delete?


    Hi All
    Advice needed regarding 301s.

    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 doesnt 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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