Removing old website pages from Google, etc.

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I'm a webmaster strictly from the survival standpoint. So should you reply, please don't use any big words.

My main business is automotive restoration - specifically Alfa Romeo Spiders (convertibles). I also sell a few items on my website. Until two months ago both businesses used the same URL - AlfaCyberSite.com. This meant I needed to precede all Biba Restoration pages with: http://www.alfacybersite.com/

I've now registered BibaRestorations.com and have separated the two 'company's' with BR being in a separate folder at my host's server.

However, Google, Yahoo, and Ask all continue to list my BR home page as: http://www.alfacybersite.com/ BRRest.html

I have no idea where this is archived since when I download my pages using Fetch, this page no longer exists. I've made important changes to what is now: http://www.bibarestorations.com/index.html and would like to be able to find and kill (delete) the old version. But if you can't find it, you can't kill it.

From a marketing stand-point it is very important for the major search engines to list these pages under bibarestorations.

Google and Yahoo have found the BR home page, but can be found only by putting in Biba Restorations. I need a potential client to be able to key in '69 Alfa Spider' and go directly to my new page which is listed at or near the top on the major search engines.

Help!

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Do a permanent 301 redirect of http://www.alfacybersite.com/ BRRest.html to http://www.bibarestorations.com/index.html

You can find many articles through google on how to do that.
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Quantumcloud, thanks for replying. Unfortunately about a third of my pages must remain in alfacybersite.com (ACS), the rest in bibarestorations.com (BR) - not to mention I made changes to the BR pages when I split the two up.

I managed to come up with a one-by-one redirect in that when one clicks on an ACS/BR page (got that?) a moving announcement comes up and tells them to click below, which then takes the visitor to the correct site on BR.

I have over 40 pages in BR and I'm willing to make a separate moving announcement for every one. However, I'm concerned the search engines will never bother to spider the 'correct' pages. If I delete them all (I've figured out a way) then any visitor will get a Not Found notice until or unless the search engines spider my entire BR site. I will then look like I've gone out of business.

Comments?

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