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ATW and 301 redirects
Does ATW understand them?
yves1




msg:222547
 2:30 pm on Jan 15, 2004 (gmt 0)

Hi all,
After changing my site's domain name, I have put in place 301 redirects from the old domain pages to the new domain ones. It took Goggle a couple of weeks to understand it, index and display the new domain.

After 3 months, ATW is still displaying the old domain, even though it takes into account the pages contents updates I have made.

What do you think I should do? Just keep on waiting or consider switching to meta refresh (or something else) on the old domain pages?

Thanks

 

Rumbas




msg:222548
 6:32 pm on Jan 15, 2004 (gmt 0)

I'd wait it out for a few months. Hard to tell what will happen with ATW anyway :)

pageoneresults




msg:222549
 6:37 pm on Jan 15, 2004 (gmt 0)

I'd agree with Rumbas. It's a waiting game. Just to be on the safe side, make sure your 301 Moved Permanently redirects are returning the proper status in the Server Headers.

Server Header Checker [searchengineworld.com]

The response may look something like this...

Server Response: http*//www.example.com/old-page.htm
Status: HTTP/1.1 301 Moved Permanently
Location: http*//www.example.com/new-page.htm
Server: Microsoft-IIS/6.0
Content-Type: text/html
Content-Length: 152

yves1




msg:222550
 9:34 am on Jan 16, 2004 (gmt 0)

Thank you for your advice.

pageoneresults, the status in the header is OK.

Unfortunately, I can't wait too long. My old domain will expire in 2 months.

Given this short timing, is waiting really the best solution? I'm afraid it won't be enough for ATW to make the change.

Do you think there is something else I can do?

Thanks.

travelbuff




msg:222551
 4:07 pm on Jan 19, 2004 (gmt 0)

yves1 -

If the domain expires the redirect goes away, so be sure all of your inbound links are changed to the new domain.

I have the same situation with ATW, it has been about 4 mos and not only does it show the old domain, but also the new, and with the same content. Sometimes I am pos 1 and 2!.

pageoneresults




msg:222552
 4:27 pm on Jan 19, 2004 (gmt 0)

pageoneresults, the status in the header is OK.

Do you mean that the status is 200 OK? If so, that is the incorrect header status for a 301. The 200 OK means that everything is okay and the spider is instructed to index the URI without any other further directives.

yves1




msg:222553
 8:33 am on Jan 20, 2004 (gmt 0)

Sorry, by OK, I meant 301 ;-)

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