[thelist] Redirects on IIS for SEO

Todd Richards todd at promisingsites.com
Wed May 12 14:02:46 CDT 2010

Thanks Anthony!  Great idea!


-----Original Message-----
From: Anthony Baratta [mailto:anthony at baratta.com] 
Sent: Wednesday, May 12, 2010 1:36 PM
To: todd at promisingsites.com; thelist at lists.evolt.org
Subject: Re: [thelist] Redirects on IIS for SEO

On 5/12/2010 9:09 AM, Todd Richards wrote:
> What is the best way to handle this in IIS?  I don't really want to set up
> bogus file for each of the "bad" pages to do a 301 redirect, and in some
> cases they might have been a PDF file.

Make the 404 page a program page (asp / dotnet) and within that page 
decode the missing page request and route accordingly. Maybe you can use 
the olde directory path to redirect the user to the new section, or if 
it's a PDF route to your PDF page.

This way you only have one page with 404 error logic.

Anthony Baratta

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