I'm redesigning a website built on an outdated platform, going from Asp.Net Web Forms to Gatsbyjs. The site has a PDF and Word Document library that is stored locally on the web host, so a link to a pdf would be something like:


It would be much easier, and more dynamic for my client, to store the PDF's and documents on the Contentful cms. However, I'm concerned whether Google will look negatively on these resources no longer being located on the domain itself.

Any info on this would be appreciated.

  • Do you need those documents for rankings and traffic? – Seb Jul 22 at 21:03
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    Why does using a CMS neccessitate moving them offsite? You might be able to point a subdomain at the CMS and still host under your own domain name – Stephen Ostermiller Jul 26 at 15:30
  • Are you asking about the SEO of those files themselves or about the rest of the site after making the change? – Stephen Ostermiller Jul 26 at 15:30
  • Do the files contain links? – Stephen Ostermiller Jul 26 at 15:30
  • Are you planning to redirect the old URLs to the new URLs? – Stephen Ostermiller Jul 26 at 15:31

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