Planet13 - 6:12 pm on May 29, 2012 (gmt 0)
Could you elaborate a little more on this:
It seems that after panda, these redirect benefits were lost. Maybe because I did a crappy job in redirecting, I only did the homepage to homepage and didnt worry about any inner pages.
Does that mean that the homepage served a 301 response and ALL the other pages served a 401 / 410 response?
The websites that were being 301'd have regained their original ranking, higher than the sites they were being redirected to.
Doesn't this result in duplicate content?
If I follow you correctly, you now have both old and new sites with the same content.
Sorry if I misunderstood and thanks in advance for any clarification.