I have a new product I'm creating which will generate tons of content that I want indexed on google, however, if it turns out to not be as fruitful as I hope, I want to remove it. There won't be a related enough page I could 301 redirect the new pages to, and it be relevant enough to the user aside from a "discontinued" message.
Two potential options:
- Just index the pages, and if I want to remove it, later, create a bunch of 301 redirects.
- If possible, tell google this could be a temporary page. If the product works out, tell google it's permanent.
- I only am considering option 2 because I believe option 1 could be bad practice. Is there any negative consequence to 301 redirecting a bunch of pages you just made and started indexing over a period of 6 months?
- Is there any method to do option 2? I can't find any documentation online. (I found information about seasonal URLs, but this isn't applicable. This answer about obsolete products suggests using 410 responses)
PS: My site gets a lot of traffic, but doesn't have many pages to begin with. PS2: These pages are still valuable even if the product is discontinued. But they will no longer be very related to content on my site.