| 3:12 pm on Oct 14, 2011 (gmt 0)|
Unless you just did the 302 and 301 I don't think it is. Maybe because eBay is a much larger brand than yours and you don't deserve to outrank them ?
Might want to check this:
| 3:32 pm on Oct 14, 2011 (gmt 0)|
If you only 302 redirect the home page to the new domain, then you're not sending direct link equity or ranking power to the new domain root -- and the domain root usually has the lion's share of backlinks.
Google will usually not rank the target page of a 302 redirect. I'd say find a way to 301 redirect the original domain root to the new domain root.
| 4:40 pm on Oct 14, 2011 (gmt 0)|
I had a feeling it was the 302...thanks!
| 5:59 pm on Oct 15, 2011 (gmt 0)|
If you aren't allowed to use a 301, consider using meta refresh with zero second. It is not ideal but better than nothing.
| 8:26 pm on Oct 15, 2011 (gmt 0)|
I helped a friend who couldn't use the domain 301 by doing just what goodroi suggest - PLUS we added a link to the new site on the old home page. Since the bot will retrieve the content from a meta-refresh page (as opposed to a 301)we figured it's an extra signal, At any rate, the combination of meta-refresh plus a link seemed to do the trick for the new domain.
| 3:53 pm on Oct 27, 2011 (gmt 0)|
Thank you so much for the advice! All these suggestions are making a lot of sense..I actually figured out how to do a 301 properly with the current setup. Hosting company makes it so you have to pay extra to do what you want...figures.