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Influence on SEO (3 posts)

  1. Sophiamolino
    Member
    Posted 5 months ago #

    Hi,

    I'm thinking of using this helpful plugin, but I'm wondering what result it would have on google ranking. I know that deleted posts still can be found by google. This might cause a 404 error, which is not good for your SEO if you have a lot of them. And manually remove all those links in the Google Webmaster Tool seems like a lot of work constantly.

    Does someone know if this plugin is taking the 404 errors into account?

    https://wordpress.org/plugins/post-expirator/

  2. Aaron Axelsen
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 5 months ago #

    The plugin simply updates the post as specified. It does not do anything else to account for SEO.

  3. robanna
    Member
    Posted 5 months ago #

    That is the reason that we use the Replace Category option as opposed to moving the post to the trash. We have lots of events that have post that only remain reverent for a few week/months. After that we don't want the posts around anymore but also don't want a large number of 404s.

    We have set up and 'Archived' category that does not get indexed by robot and is not displayed on internal search results. It essentially disappears off the search engines radar but outside links pointing to it and old search results do not throw a 404 error. If you don't know the address it's REALLY hard to find the Archived posts.

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