How to display a list of UMass faculty, for your UMMS website in the content management system, that pulls data from Profiles.umassmed.edu. Profiles includes faculty from UMMS, Baystate and Lowell campuses.
As you create pages within your site, they will automatically show on the sitemap page. This allows your viewers to have a page to navigate to and find all the pages within your web site in one easy view. This is also a useful tool for site owners to review what pages they have on their site.
Why can't I just delete pages? Do I need to follow this process of redirecting and archiving?
While a few deleted pages are fine, deleting many at once is an issue in the SEO world (search engine optimization).
Deleting or moving many pages can cause negative rankings in SEO. The search engines, like Google and Bing, have indexed your site and it will crawl it periodically to note changes in content. When it can't find many of the pages, your SEO rankings decrease. This affects your site as well as all UMassmed.edu sites.
It's better to notify the search engines that the page has moved. This allows the search engine to remove the current page from its index and replace it with the newer page that is replacing it. It will also transfer the SEO rankings to that page so you can keep all the SEO link weight (rankings) you have built up over time.
If moving or deleting your pages, you will first want to find out what other pages are linked to this page. This article will explain how to find these linked pages, how to update them or how to contact the owner of pages you do not have access to.