bbel121 - 10:13 pm on Jul 18, 2012 (gmt 0) [edited by: tedster at 10:25 pm (utc) on Jul 18, 2012]
Thanks for the replies. Since the site upgrade itself had so many problems, I am just sticking with this site for the next year or two. I was not gaining that much with the new version of osCommerce.
So I did revert back to the old site. I did upload a site map for Google to process to try to expedite the reindexing. I left it there for two weeks and just took it down as I am adding some content and I was not sure if it saw the site map it may not index the new content.
One page used to rank #6 on page 1 for a two word term "Cisco CCNA". My homepage now ranks for that term and went from 6 to 13 to 59.
Another page used to rank for anpther term roughly 15 to 20. Now my site is not even in the top 100 and this page if I Google the first sentence it brings up an article site that scraped my content. My site is no longer authoritative for it. I have no idea how to deal with that.
This page used to rank roughly 15 to 20 for a third term and now is not in the top 100. No other page on the site replaced it either. Those are just a few of the main examples.
I will go back and look at doing redirects back to anything that was on the site upgrade that went bad so it points back to what is my current site.
For the most part there is no other entries in the htaccess file as I am back at my original site.
If you guys see anything else, I would appreciate any feedback as this is 8 years of my site rank down the tubes and it will take years for me to recreate all the content it seems I have lost authoritative ranking for. :(
[edit reason] sorry, no specific keywords or URLs [/edit]
[edited by: tedster at 10:25 pm (utc) on Jul 18, 2012]