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    Getting on Yahoo...

    No, this is not another "how do I get on Yahoo" thread...Well. Sort of.

    I have one web page that I put up in which I'm selling a product I designed. It's not much use if it's not accessible through search engines.

    Anyway, I noticed I have another web page, that I setup 10 years ago that is on Yahoo. It's a business site and is no longer in use.

    Is there a way I can some how link my new site with the old one and how would I do it?



    Thanks,



    Jeff

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    Do a 301 permanent redirect from your old site to the new one and then Yahoo! should change over the URL in there search engine result pages in due course to your new domain name.
    Freelance SEO Consultant - Been there, done that. Will do it again!

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    Thanks. Is this something I setup from the host that my business site is on or the or the old site...Yes I'm some what of a newbie at this.

    Jeff

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    Your host should be able to set one up from the older site.
    Make sure it's a 301 permanent redirect and nothing else, as this is the only redirect that wouldn't get you into trouble from the search engines.

    Once they have set it up, you can check yourself via this tool - http://www.rexswain.com/httpview.html to see if it is in fact a 301 redirect and not a 302 temporary one for instance. The part you would look at when it's in place via that tool is under "Receiving Header:".

    But they should do it properly. :-)
    Freelance SEO Consultant - Been there, done that. Will do it again!

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    I'm in the process of making an .htaccess file. In regards to the /old/old.htm part, I understand that you don't put http://www , however do you put the entire path like website.com/personal/username/index.htm OR do you put /personal/username/index.htm ?

    Also, should I delete all the html files from my old site or just leave them?

    Thanks,

    Jeff

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