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(Entry was posted by William Rock on this post in the Dumb SEO Questions community on Facebook, Wednesday, April 26, 2017).

Permanently Deleting Pages

Permanently Deleting 2K of old news / Content Cleanup .. Good Morning Webmasters, I had a recent question about what is the best way to show Google that pages are permanently.. My Suggestion was to use a 410 Error but is there a way to do a few thousand without having a large file size for my htaccess file. Thx in advance :)
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Selected answers from the Dumb SEO Questions G+ community.

  • William Rock: Thx .. what I was thinking was to add the 410`s to the .htaccess but that really makes that file large .. The agency is rebuilding the entire website so it should be a lot of fun..
  • Michael Stricker: .htaccess is most efficient, can it be applied in stages, categorically?
  • William Rock: Thanks Michael Stricker that is the plan with the migration
  • Pedro Dias: Configure your server to return a 410 by default (instead of a 404), then revert back to 404 when the URLs are gone from the index?... Just thinking out loud here.

View original question in the Dumb SEO Questions community on Facebook, Wednesday, April 26, 2017).

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