Msg#: 4408087 posted 11:15 am on Jan 18, 2012 (gmt 0)
Hi, I have recently redesigned my site and moved to the Wordpress platform. The site went live over the weekend and somehow google has indexed one of the new pages and ignored the 301 redirect. Now the old page ranks in #1 for it's main term and the new page ranks #2, below it.
What is the best course for this? Should I go to WMT and delete the old URL from the google index or should I wait until google sorts itself out? As far as I can tell this has only happened with one page - but also WMT tells me that only 1 page is indexed so far from the new sitemap.
Msg#: 4408087 posted 6:46 pm on Jan 18, 2012 (gmt 0)
Even under ideal conditions, it can take up to two weeks for Google to sort out a pile of 301s. /i'd say it's too soon to worry about it. If the http header status is really 301, then put the issue on the back burner.