Categories: Removing content :

404 or 301 My Forum

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404 or 301 My Forum Barry Schwartz 6/18/13 6:34 PM
So I am considering ditching my forum http://forums.seroundtable.com/forum.php

Question is, do I just 404 for the whole thing or 301 it here or to http://www.seroundtable.com/

What would you do.

Leaning towards 404ing. 
404 or 301 My Forum KORPG Kevin 6/18/13 6:40 PM
If the content is being removed I'd lean to 404 also so long as you send users to a custom 404 explaining the forums have been abandoned and deleted.
Others may argue that you should 301 to save some link benefit, but that's really not the intention of the 301 redirect.