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From: Pat Geary <>
Subject: Re: [FreeHelp] Taking on another's website
Date: Sun, 18 Dec 2005 21:07:57 -0500
Has the site already been indexed? Does it have any type of page
rank? If you don't want to post the link for the site to the list,
and you want to send it to me, I can at least answer that part for
you. If it is a Freepages site or Rootsweb site, you do not have the
ability to create a 301 redirect. If it is a site on another server
you may be able to create a 301 redirect.
At 08:35 PM 12/18/2005, you wrote:
>I need an opinion about one aspect of taking on another person's website.
>The questions & answers will help me decide about taking on the website.
>Realizing the negative effect to search engines if I'd change pagefile names,
>is it better to leave names like "page1" "page2" or other generic names as
>they are? Or change them to be more descriptive and hope the search engines
>There are many, many pages with no folders and thus, no separate index page.
>So there are more than 50 webpages and images under the primary folder. Some
>belong together as a set within the site. Again, what would the effect be
>on search engines to re-organize the site and create folders where they are
>needed? I'd think it'd be better to re-vamp the site from the beginning, and
>re-upload the changes, rather than waiting till later, right? OR,
>should I leave
>These pages also have no doc type, description, keywords and only has the
>bare-bones of headers that Frontpage uses. I'd like to correct
>this area if I
>take on the site, but will I cause confusion to the search engines?
>If I take the site on, and make those changes, should I make a list of what
>"was" and what those pages are called now.... for anyone who bookmarked the
>Any opinions about these aspects?
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