backdraft7 - 1:16 pm on Apr 23, 2013 (gmt 0)
If a new post can be indexed and result in the SERPs within a few hours, why should it take months to understand that a 301 means "permanently moved".
Simply because Goliath is not stupid. To remain a black box, they must provide as little feedback to webmasters as possible, especially those webmasters who are consciously looking to change their results (which is nearly ALL webmasters). So, all webmasters are perceived by Goliath as "web spammers" or black hatters. Wait and you might see results...in a few months.