overscan - 11:03 am on Apr 12, 2013 (gmt 0)
@petehall Yes, I set up the 301 in my .htaccess and then reported the change of address in webmaster tools. Didn't see there was anything to lose in doing so and hoped that things might get moving quicker that way.
In my opinion pretty much everything that google does is a knee jerk reaction to try and deal with spammers. Penguin, Panda, EMD etc. Trouble is that vast amounts of websites get caught in the crossfire of a battle that google can't win. Ultimately the spammers don't care about their websites. They can just start again and try a different angle. Meanwhile our businesses are destroyed.