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Problems with popular web pages


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I have a series of popular web pages on my site that are listed in the top 3 on Google for their keyword.

I am unable anymore to supply what they advertise and will have to delete those pages, but what I am thinking is, if I delete these pages they will still be listed on Google (will they not?) and people trying to visit them will be frustrated at not being able to find them, is there a way out of this problem?

Thank you


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301 redirect is the best solution:


Visitors will go to the page you choose to redirect to, which should be a related page, for their benefit and for search engines.

Major search engines will eventually recognise the new page as representing the old and are likely to transfer any value that had in their terms.

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Forum Editor

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Google will rapidly update its database to reflect the changes. In the meantime, Ansolan's suggestion for a 301 redirect is sound.

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Lazarus The 2nd

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FE Informed..

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