Best Practices When Site Is Undergoing Construction/Major ChangesSOLVE
Hi! We're in a situation where in two weeks we will need to temporaily pause operations and orders while we work to make improvements to the business. This means we are going to be making changes to our overall website and product offerings while we are in a pause.
We are planning on removing nav links from our homepage, only including the option for customers to log in and view their account or for users to visit a blog post to learn more.
Are there recommendations on how to proceed in terms of SEO? We have a lot of product pages and other miscellaneous pages currently indexed. I currently am thinking through this option:
- We add a banner/pop up to our site across all pages that displays a message about the pause and a link to the blog post for more information. This way no matter what page you land on through Google, you will see this message, however will not be able to order anything.
However, should we consider any sort of page retirement or NoIndex strategy? It is not guaranteed that every product will be back, so not all our current pages will be relevant when we turn operations back on.
Any help is appreciated! And if you have other ideas or questions, I'd love to discuss.
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