if a project is, for example a sports event site with events, which naturally expire. would you add the expires after a header tag and then set the response to 410 after the expiration time and date?

All right, if a project is, for example a sports event site with events, which naturally expire– for example,a cricket match– would you add the expires after a header tag and then set the response to 410 after the expiration time and date?

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JOHN MEULLER (Webmaster Analyst from Google):

Probably. If you’re sure that these are URLs that wouldn’t be relevant afterwards, then you can definitely use the expires after meta tag and use the 410 or the 400. 404 would work just as well to let us know that this is not relevant anymore and that we can drop it out of the search results. Of course, some types of events you might want to keep longer. So it’s not necessarily something where I’d say any event that has already taken place should be deleted from the index. It really depends on the site itself. For some sites, it definitely makes sense to weed out all of the old stuff so that you can focus on the new ones. for other types of sites, maybe the old events are really the ones that provide value for your website.

Webmaster Guru Answered 1 min ago.
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JOHN MEULLER (Webmaster Analyst from Google):

Probably. If you’re sure that these are URLs that wouldn’t be relevant afterwards, then you can definitely use the expires after meta tag and use the 410 or the 400. 404 would work just as well to let us know that this is not relevant anymore and that we can drop it out of the search results. Of course, some types of events you might want to keep longer. So it’s not necessarily something where I’d say any event that has already taken place should be deleted from the index. It really depends on the site itself. For some sites, it definitely makes sense to weed out all of the old stuff so that you can focus on the new ones. for other types of sites, maybe the old events are really the ones that provide value for your website.

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