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301 Redirect & old page both ranking
boirun03




msg:4362959
 5:54 pm on Sep 15, 2011 (gmt 0)

A few days ago I did a redirect of a category on my main site to a subdomain off of the same domain. This was a Panda 1.0 site and the redirect to the sub has brought the pages back to pre panda. I know that it's early to tell if it will stick.

But my concern at the moment is that now both pages are ranking in the results and they are both the same page. Do I need to do anything else to the old page (delete from server) to have this fixed or will G recgonize the 301 and adjust accordingly. I just don't want a duplicate issue going on here. But for today it nice to have a double listing for certain keywords.

 

lucy24




msg:4363018
 7:43 pm on Sep 15, 2011 (gmt 0)

All together now: Google Never Forgets An URL.

You can either delete the old address via gwt, or not. Physically deleting the file should make no difference unless they have figured out how to bypass a 301 directive. Be afraid. Be very afraid.

g1smd




msg:4363038
 8:00 pm on Sep 15, 2011 (gmt 0)

Once Google has seen the 301 redirect issued by the old URL, you have no need to worry.

Google will take weeks to months to remove the old URL from the SERPs. Google WMT will likely show the old URL as "404 Not Found" for many months.

At that point they'll not actually be counting it as a duplicate.

Zivush




msg:4373098
 5:57 am on Oct 11, 2011 (gmt 0)

boirun03
Can you update us with the results? Did the redirection of part of the site help improving the ranking ?

stupid question: Why redirecting and not deleting and then copy the content to the sub-domain or the new domain?

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