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    Help - 301 Redirect or 404


    We are migrating a site from asp to wordpress. There are 10 page that no longer exist with the replatform, should I set
    those to 301 to the root directory i.e top level domain or should I leave them as 404. Thanks!
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    301 redirect. Pass any page rank to your homepage.
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    Originally Posted by ryandiscord
    301 redirect. Pass any page rank to your homepage.
    ThAnks this was my first thought. It's a small site and none if the pages had a correlating page so passing to the homepage would be better thank a 404 not found
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    I would be even better it you 301-redirected each one of those old pages to their closest new 'equivalent'.
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    Totally agree, the new site build was super light and went from 15 pages to 7. I just want to make sure I would not be penalized for sending multiple 301s to the homepage. In this case 8 301 redirects
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    404 error pages are exactly what a user should find when he land on a page which no more exist, or a 410 error page. It is just 10 pages, it is OK! but I don't suggest it for more than 20 posts.
    I'd suggest you to redirect each page to a similar page on your own site instead of a blind home page redirect. Use redirect to home page as last option if no similar page is found!
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    Unless you're a mod, you can't see them - but I just deleted several repetitious posts from this thread.

    If you're going to post here, please contribute something new. Don't just parrot what others have already said. Thanks!

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