Thread: Orphan Pages

  1. No Profile Picture
    Registered User
    SEO Chat Explorer (0 - 99 posts)

    Join Date
    Apr 2019
    Rep Power

    Orphan Pages

    We are an eCommerce site with about 50,000 pages. We decided to focus on about 2,000 so google will crawl better our site.
    I thought about removing the 48,000 pages from the sitemaps and from the site, so it won't be accessible through the site.
    The pages will still be accessible if going them directly.
    My concern is that these 'orphan pages' will damage my SEO. Are that many 'orphan pages' can harm my site?
    Redirection is not an option since we will use some of the pages in the future.
  2. #2
  3. Moderator
    SEO Chat Skiller (1500 - 1999 posts)

    Join Date
    Sep 2016
    United Kingdom
    Rep Power
    No they won't damage anything.
    Prioritise the 2k pages through internal linking.

Similar Threads

  1. What To Do With Orphan Pages
    By maharvey in forum New User SEO Questions and Answers
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: Oct 1st, 2017, 05:39 PM
  2. Tell me about orphan page...
    By punishat lehry in forum Search Engine Optimization
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: Aug 31st, 2011, 02:47 PM
  3. LA aquarium weans Ollie the orphan otter (AFP)
    By RSS_News_User in forum Science News
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: Jan 26th, 2011, 03:01 PM
  4. Calif. man uses orphan background to help others (AP)
    By RSS_News_User in forum Technology News
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: Dec 29th, 2010, 03:01 AM
  5. Orphan pages - help or hurt?
    By younglion in forum Google Optimization
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: Mar 23rd, 2006, 03:53 PM

IMN logo majestic logo threadwatch logo seochat tools logo