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Hiding Website Pages

Should I "hide" (or deactivate) pages on my website which do not have any content?

Say, for example, that I have a page which lists upcoming promotions. If I don't have any promotions, which would you advise to do:

1) Hide the page and the navigation item to this page or,
2) Display a message like "There are no active promotions"

What do you suggest? Are there any relevant studies in this area?

Thanks for your help!!
aspiring uisv
Thursday, August 14, 2008

otherwise you will get emails saying when will there be promotion. or people will wait for it.. before buying.
Thursday, August 14, 2008
Mention that "the all-singing all-dancing Developer's Classique Edition is now available for less than $24,000!

$23,999.50 hurry, while stocks last!"


Adam Send private email
Thursday, August 14, 2008
Let me ask you the other way, what's the point of having empty pages on your website?
Stephane Grenier Send private email
Thursday, August 14, 2008
Makes total sense. Thank you all for your input!
aspiring uisv
Thursday, August 14, 2008
If you don't want Google to index it, make sure to add a <meta name="robots" content="noindex, nofollow"> tag to your page... Otherwise, even if you don't link to the page from anywhere on your site, Google can still find out about it from people who use the Google Toolbar.
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Thursday, August 14, 2008

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