deadsea - 9:58 pm on Jul 18, 2012 (gmt 0)
If you do re-launch your new site, try to support those two important articles at the same url, or 301 redirect them to the new url. *NOT THE HOME PAGE*
Google considers a redirect to the homepage to be about the same as a 404 error. They call it a "soft 404". When you redirected your important urls, to the homepage, you were effectively telling google that they are gone.