norline — 2012-11-27T10:02:27-05:00 — #1
What is your opinion on removing URLs with the google/bing webmaster tools?
Is it really better to remove them if, as google states, it doens't affect your ranking and you have them already redirecting to your site/correct page? The links are already in google/bing after all, if the users click them, they will never know they are being redirected...
Of course, if it is 1 or 2 links no probs, you can just remove them...but if we are talking about 200 links, wouldn't the redirect keep everybody happy?
jonasmarsh621 — 2012-11-27T19:59:26-05:00 — #2
I'm not too keen on 200 redirect links. Users will probably cancel it or something while still in the middle of loading the page.
norline — 2012-11-28T05:59:55-05:00 — #3
I know what you mean, but the redirect is set to 0 seconds, so you basically don't even know you are getting redirected.
system — 2012-11-28T22:03:47-05:00 — #4
I wouldn't want too many redirects in the long run. Much better to remove them if this will be permanent.
system — 2012-11-30T05:45:49-05:00 — #5
You can remove through Google Webmaster tools .... See if that page is redirecting to the 404 error then better to remove the link
serverstorm — 2012-11-30T17:58:59-05:00 — #6
If you are hosting on an Apache Server you can use a rewrite map for this. Look into the hosting forums here and ask about it. A rewrite map is used specifically for the kind of redirection you want.