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Moving site into WordPress (2 posts)

  1. bmc1416
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I wanted to get some opinions regarding a migration of an existing site into WordPress.

    I just recently rebuilt a directory site with many many pages. The old site were your basic .html pages. Most of the old pages are unindexed and not very important.

    Should I worry about 301 redirects from the old html pages to the new ones? I would say that almost all of the content is unlinked from other "important" places on the web and is none existent on the social networks.

    I'm thinking that we might be fine if we just launch the new site without worrying about the old pages. Install a new Google sitemap plug in to help Google reindex pages.

    Any thought or advice?

  2. Marventus
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi.
    IMHO, if you don't have links pointing to your old pages on your site, a global 301 redirect from the old site (regardless of location in the site) to the new site's homepage should be more than sufficient.
    Beware of duplicate content between both sites, since Google applies penalties for that.
    Good luck!

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