Having read all the posts over the last 3-4 weeks, I am now in a bit of a dilemma.
My main web site was removed from Google for I believe either hidden text or cross linking (and quite rightly so after learning all the No-No`s from the excellent Webmaster World Forum).
Having re-configured (I am sure correctly this time) all pages, backlinks and any hidden text/links I could find on my "banned" site and all client sites that I have access too, I have placed the re-built "banned" site on a new domain name and submitted it to Google. This was completed after correcting any known mistakes and included a "nofollow, noindex" meta tag in all the pages on the "banned" URL.
I have just returned from a very short break to find the new site has started to appeared in Google results quite quickly which is excellent news :-) BUT the original banned site has also reappeared hence - confusion!
I understand from recent postings here that this is possibly due to an "old" database currently being used, but my dilemma is now:
1. Will Gooogle penalise my new site for having a duplicate "OLD" web site (which has since been rebuilt) listed in their database which was removed from their index but is now back again? As far as I can tell it has not been indexed recently hence - incorrect cached pages in their SERP's.
2. I know Google will eventually remove the old URL when next crawled and an update takes place but could I now safely remove the new URL and go back to the original, or would I be advised to leave as is?
As the original had a PR6 (which I`m sure will be reduced once all the back links are reviewed and corrected), and it is correctly listed in Yahoo and Open Directory, the best way for me to proceed would be to use the original URL.
Any expert advice and help would be much appreciated.
Thanks and regards