I am managing a customer website. They recently bought an expired domain name and simply redirected it to their main domain.
The expired domain was safe, non-spam with good authority. However, the old domain had these URLs:
And now I have multiple empty pages on the new website like:
Google Search Console reports that Googlebot crawled those pages but Google did not index them for now. Currently, there aren't any
noindex rules on those pages.
How bad those "empty" pages can hit the new domain name? What is the best way to treat those pages ?
By "Empty Pages I meant pages with no content.
You have the header and the footer from the theme and no body content.
Those pages are not redirected nor 404.
noindexrules on those pages" because I think that is what you meant. Please correct my edit if I assumed incorrectly.
/page-does-not-existresults in a sparse page and a 200 OK response? (That would be a vulnerability that needs fixing.)
/many-bad-nasty-keywords(for instance) and potentially get these pages indexed which would be bad for SEO. These attacks are often automated so they don't necessarily discriminate between sites.