A `theatre` website - where the content is news, reviews, and shows (that sell tickets).
There are about 1500 shows that are added as products using Woocommerce. These are regional shows across the UK and they are generally of a very short run - sometimes for a day and often for a few days or a week - but are listed/ on sale months in advance.
All works fine. But what to do when a show`s date is passed - delete the URL or leave it?
Up until pre-Covid, I was leaving the show URLs (in the hope that they might attract some residual traffic - ie someone might think the show was there and likewise maybe some people might have added a backlink) but not displaying the show on the category page (which is the venue of which there are 20+)
Due to a restructuring of the data feed the shows are currently set to delete once the performance date(s) is passed.
So...continue to delete the URLs as they pass or keep them and remove them from the venue page so they don`t display there?
An example of one of the venues is as follows...