I've been looking for documentation on how the Microsoft and Google bots interpret 301 redirects.
It seems that google-bot stores documents on a url based index system. But I haven't been able to figure out how bing works. Should I assume that they are still working towards coping everyone else and assume they use an algorithm close to google?
Is 301 redirect my best option and I just have to bit the bullet because said pages are no longer in existence?
What other options do I have that I might not be aware of?