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What to do with random pages after a 301 redirect?

Currently, we are working on modifying the contents of a website of one of our products.

Since we are re-positioning the product, we would like to delete roughly 50% (around 200) of the pages of the website.

My questions, in terms of SEO are:

  • Would it have a negative effect if Google suddenly sees the large page drop?
  • Is it OK to provide a 301 to the start page of the website for all removed pages?
  • I read this "possible duplicate" entry you refer to, before posting. To me, I cannot see this as an answer. The refered posting wants to move pages, I just want to delete them. No help then for me?
    – Uwe Keim
    Mar 3, 2011 at 14:26


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