[thelist] 301 Redirect or...

Megan Holbrook meganwh at wi.rr.com
Mon Nov 7 16:09:30 CST 2005

Pringle, Ron wrote:

> Should I be creating 301 permanent redirects for main sections of content or
> just let the old links die a peaceful death and wait for the search engines
> to re-index?

It might be a better use of your time to customize your 404 message to 
include information about the site redevelopment, and suggest pages on 
the site that might help them find what they're looking for (i.e., site 
map, search, etc.).

We did something like this on a recent site: http://www.swlaw.edu/error

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