> well, the content has been superseded but there are references to the > old content on google. isnt it polite to search engine users to not > delete files? should I leave the files but remove the content > replacing a meta redirect eg 301? What do you mean the content has been "superceded"? Is the content outdated, wrong, false, untweaked, incomplete, dysfunctional, erroneous, or misleading? To know how to deal with the files, it would help to know why they are no longer relevant or are indeed useless. :^) Steven E. Streight http://www.pluperfecter.blogspot.com http://myspace.com/thestr8sounds ____________________________________________________________ Send your photos by email in seconds... TRY FREE IM TOOLPACK at http://www.imtoolpack.com/default.aspx?rc=if3 Works in all emails, instant messengers, blogs, forums and social networks.