UAS sites use links in lots of locations in order to direct site visitors to related content or documents within the same site or to another site within UAS or the wider University. They may be embedded within the text of a page or displayed within a separate section of related links.
During the transition process it is important to be aware of the state of these links and minimise the disruption to site visitors when links are missing or broken.
This guide provides some practical advice on how to manage links and redirects during the project and also when the sites enter business as usual.
We have considered the process for 3 types of link;
- In site links - a link to another area or document within your site
- Out to other sites - a link to a page or article within another site
- In to your site - a link into your site from a non UAS site
During site build the sites will be hidden from search engines until you are ready to launch. But you should publish each piece of content so that the site can be tested and also so that content can be linked to.