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This is Vincent from Bing Webmaster Tools and I noticed your post. First of all, I'm sorry to hear about the problem you are having with our crawler's crawl activity across your subdomains. I am sure we can do better. Couple of things: I noticed you mentioned crawl pattern setting in Webmaster Tools wasn't working for. The reason is that when using a ...


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AOL hasn't powered its own search engine for over a decade it now uses Google search. SOURCE In fact, in June of 1999 Netscape Search was updated and AOL/Netscape search began to be powered by Google bringing their search volume to approximately 3 million per day; huge for the time. More related information can be found on AOL's website: ...


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If the page is gone, then let it 404 error. If you can, then I suggest doing a 410 gone, but if there are quite a few, then it may not be worth the effort. NEVER 301 redirect a page that no longer exists unless you are redirecting to another relevant page. This should be done where ever possible for the sake of the user. Here is what happens: Using Google ...


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You can perform a 301 redirect for the 404 pages to their relevant equivalent on the new site, or just to the home page. You should be more concerned with human visitors. The web crawlers will eventually stop crawling the old pages.


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Google crawlers are quite flexible as it comes to changes it shouldn't affect your rankings. I'd just proceed as usual in terms of SEO. You may get a lot of crawl errors from non-existent but already indexed forum permalinks. Upload & Test your new sitemaps in Webmaster Tools. Make sure you check Webmaster Tools/Crawl Errors for 404/Not Found URLs ...



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