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October 8, 2005, 5:15 am
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We have a website which is very outdated. Nevertheless, we are very
high in search engines rankings for the brands we represent.
We are now building a brand new database driven website, but we are a
little bit afraid to loose our search engine rankings. If we keep all
our old pages and let these pages auto refresh to the new website,
would this influence our actual ranking ?
Reg. Arno Verkley
Re: SEO and meta refresh
Don't use a META refresh. Although many search engines will be able to
follow such a redirection, AFAIK Google will not, say, automatically
transfer your page ranks from the old URL to the new one.
You've not explained why you can't keep the old URLs though. The
database-driven website can use the same URLs as your old website.
If you really, really need to change your URLs, then use an HTTP 301
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