Our website has what I believe to be the same problem. I've tried to isolate conditions and found when the problem is resolved.
SUMMARY: It appears that if the page was indexed before 1/25/07, any 301 condition is temporarily redirected to a “301 Permanently Moved” page and the SERP shows only the domain as the “title” and the URL. Previously existing redirects indexed after 1/25/07 appear to be fine.
Command site:www.example.org shows 2,499 pages (about right) in the count. The first page SERPs looks correct with Title, Snippet, URL, and cache link for all but one listing.
Multiple 301s to Single Page No Cache Link
The "Line Listing" looks like:
There is no cache link for this Line Listing
This page has multiple 301 redirects in the .htaccess file, all going to the same new page.
redirect 301 /lasik_faq.html http://www.example.org/faq/lasik_faq.htm
redirect 301 /faq/faq.htm http://www.example.org/faq/lasik_faq.htm
redirect 301 /faq/faq.html http://www.example.org/faq/lasik_faq.htm
redirect 301 /faq/lasik_faq.htm http://www.example.org/lasik/faq/lasik-faq.htm
Two-Step 301 Redirects with Cache Link
The "Line Listing" looks like:
www.example.org/faq/subjects/certified.htm • Cached page
The cache for this Line Listing shows it was created on 1/15/2007 and has the "301 Moved Permanently" page noted by others. Clicking on their link takes you to http://www.example.org/lasik/faq/best-lasik-doctor.htm
In the .htaccess file there is a two-step redirect:
redirect 301 /faq/subjects/certified.html http://www.example.org/faq/subjects/certified.htm
which is then redirected to:
redirect 301 /faq/subjects/certified.htm http://www.example.org/lasik/faq/best-lasik-doctor.htm
Multiple 301 Redirects, Lost Cache:
www.example.org/surgeons/lasik-doctor-not-certified.htm • Cached page
Clicking on the cache link provides a page blank except for saying, “Could not find the requested document in the cache.”
In the .htaccess file there are many 301 redirects, all pointing to the same page.
redirect 301 /surgeons/first1_last1.htm http://www.example.org/surgeons/lasik-doctor-not-certified.htm
redirect 301 /surgeons/first2_last2.htm http://www.example.org/surgeons/lasik-doctor-not-certified.htm
Clicking on the Line Listing “title” (www.example.org) takes you directly to http://www.example.org/surgeons/lasik-doctor-not-certified.htm at our website.
301 Redirect with All Items Correct
Epi-Lasik Laser Eye Surgery
Epi-Lasik is gaining in popularity because of quick vision recovery and a reduce probability of ... Lasik Top Three Articles: Find Certified Lasik Doc: Detailed Lasik Description: Wavefront Lasik
www.example.org/lasik/faq/epi-lasik.htm • Cached page
In .htaccess file there are two 301 redirects, both pointing to the same page.
redirect 301 /faq/subjects/epi-lasik.htm http://www.example.org/lasik/faq/epi-lasik.htm
redirect 301 /faq/subjects/epilasik.htm http://www.example.org/lasik/faq/epi-lasik.htm
Clicking on title “Epi-Lasik Laser Eye Surgery” takes you directly to http://www.example.org/lasik/faq/epi-lasik.htm on our website. The cache is current and shows it was created on 1-25-2007
If you want to see the actual website, replace “example” with “usaeyes”