Google warns against content pruning as CNET deletes thousands of pages

August 11, 2023

Gizmodo published an article “exposing” CNET for deleting thousands of pages, as they put it to “game Google Search.” This, even though content pruning is a fairly common advanced SEO practice. Older content can still be helpful, too.”Sullivan was then asked what to do when old content has broken links, is no longer relevant or can’t be made more helpful. Much of this belief that “deleting old content is good for SEO” can be traced back to when Google once advised removing content. Removing low quality pages or moving them to a different domain could help your rankings for the higher quality content.”Yes, that quote is from 2011. To be clear: deleting old content alone – just because it’s old – probably won’t help you much.

The source of this news is from Search Engine Land