First time poster long time reader. Here is my question.
We have a client that is interested in redesigning their current website and optimizing what they currently have. The current site is not optimized at all and the internal pages are not indexed. They would like to approach a redesign/SEO process in the following chronolgical order:
1. Optimize the current site.
2. Submit to search engines.
3. Redesign the same site.
4. Submit to search engines again.
My question is... would you advise a client to submit an old site, then completely redo the whole site and submit again? We are not at the design phase of the new site, so content could drastically change. Actually, they are going to have a couple hundred new products online, so the whole site map and content is up in the air.
I guess we could use the "revisit" parameter in the header, but I just dont want to have the client spend money, to then change everything and possibly affect search results.
Miigwech niibowa and thanks for your help!