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google 301 redirect problem
it could be affecting your ranking

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Msg#: 27631 posted 11:09 pm on Jan 20, 2005 (gmt 0)

I'm not so sure 301 redirects are still working in google.

My reasoning is that one of my sites has dropped considerably in the rankings.

About 7 months ago I used a 301 redirect on 4 old sites to a main site after it had previously been hosting the identical content on four different domains.

For 3 months this worked and the main site enjoyed good rankings, that is, until the latest update.

After the site dropped on this latest algo update I performed a site search on the main site and the old domain is now appearing in the main sites results! So I performed another site search and it has 21 pages cached from may last year. There are links pointing to the old domain and this seems a likely reason why google is refusing to give it up (as it has now recognised that the 3 other old domains are not in use now)

So the way I see it, there are two options -

either try a javascript forwarder.

Or try the google remove url tool on the old domain?

Has anyone used this tool before, any warnings, advice etc..

I will post the results here



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Msg#: 27631 posted 6:45 am on Jan 24, 2005 (gmt 0)

301 is still essential if your old domain had good link popularity and a dmoz, Yahoo listing.

Would be curious to know, while doing a 301 from www.abc.com to www.xyz.com, is it essential to redirect from abc.com to www.xyz.com and from xyz.com to www.xyz.com?


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