I have created a single page landing page while I redesign my website that has sections for popular pages. So the landing page has an events section, location section, contact section etc. How do I temporarily redirect those pages from my old site to the temporary sections without losing any SEO juice on those pages when I want to 301 them to the new pages? I've looked at using "hashbangs(#!)", canonical tags and using pushstate() but none of those seem to solve my issue.

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    302 temporary redirect?
    – MrWhite
    Commented Mar 3, 2016 at 22:00
  • Redirects are enough. The other things you mentioned do not apply. @w3dk is right about using a 302 if it is just temporary. A 301 redirect is permanent.
    – closetnoc
    Commented Mar 3, 2016 at 22:02
  • It will be a 302 redirect to the temporary landing page(ideally to each section) and then a 301 to the permanent page upon website redesign completion.
    – Justin
    Commented Mar 3, 2016 at 22:02
  • Right ok, so what's the question?
    – MrWhite
    Commented Mar 3, 2016 at 22:07
  • If I 302 redirect mysite.com/services to mynewsite.com#services, are the Google bots smart enough to figure out that I'm not redirecting all my pages to mynewsite.com.
    – Justin
    Commented Mar 3, 2016 at 22:19

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It seems from your question that you are keeping your site content but making a new structure for it. This is fine, and good. But it is not something that should be attempted with tricks.

Rather I would do a most simple 2 step process:

1) Get a robots.txt and "/" disallow your full site (see also the other steps lower) and then in Google Search Console TELL GOOGLE TO REMOVE YOUR FULL SITE from view. 2) When ready to re-index your site do so again in Search Console.


The Remove URLs tool is only a temporary removal. To remove content or a URL from Google search permanently you must take one or more of the following additional actions:

Remove or update the actual content from your site (images, pages, directories) and make sure that your web server returns either a 404 (Not Found) or 410 (Gone) HTTP status code. Non-HTML files (like PDFs) should be completely removed from your server. (Learn more about HTTP status codes) Block access to the content, for example by requiring a password. Indicate that the page should not to be indexed using the noindex meta tag. This is less secure than the other methods. (Via)

  • Re-include content in search see: support.google.com/webmasters/answer/… "Content removed via the Remove URLs page will not appear in search results for a minimum of 90 days. To reinclude content at any time during the 90-day period: From the Search Console Home page, click the site you want. In the left-hand menu, navigate to Google Index > Remove URLs. Select the Removed content tab Click Reinclude next to the content you want to reinclude in Google Search results."
    – user60188
    Commented Mar 5, 2016 at 22:47

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