301 redirect vs. 404


I am working on an extremely large site that contains tons of their own content and around 30,000 individual websites for their clients on the domain. For example a client's site would live here: www.site.com/client_name

However, many clients do not renew. My question is should we 301 these expired pages to www.site.com or do a 404 for all of the expired ones

From an SEO perspective I do not want to tell the engines to replace www.site.com's "legacy" and PR 7 with www.site.com/client's PR 0.

Posted On: Tuesday 27th of November 2012 01:02:11 AM Total Views:  229
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