| 2:38 pm on Jan 24, 2012 (gmt 0)|
Are both pages on the same website?
I recently merged two sites and used the Google Webmaster Tools "change of address" and implemented 301 redirects. That was last week - now link: commmand for both domains is showing the same backlinks. I expect the old domain to eventually dissapear though - right now the link: results are basically a clone of the main domain's results.
AFAIK a 301 passes *most* of the existing PageRank so I'd imagine it would also transfer backlinks as for all intents and purposes in this respect, they are the same thing.
Can take a long time for these things to sort themselves out. Remember site: and link: results are just estimations and not live data. I've seen Google take 3-4 months to remove URLs after implementing 301 redirects - some people have reported it taking longer.
When did you make the changes?
| 3:23 pm on Jan 24, 2012 (gmt 0)|
yes.. they both are on the same website.. i have used 301 method using IIS.. and redirection working fine.. now no backlinks are appeared for both.. the old page A is no more in google indexing due to redirect.. page B is now live.. but having no backlinks.. also not showing on the position where it has to be.. i thought it could replace the old page i.e. page A positioning, but it hasn't been done.. :( besides, i used link operator to check out the backlinks for both pages but no backlink has yet to be appeared.. what do you say about it.. also i have changed menu links, updated xml sitemap, general sitemap, etc..
The changes have been done on 17th of this month.. and a fresh crawl date is 20th where new page i.e. page B got indexing..
| 3:25 pm on Jan 24, 2012 (gmt 0)|
besides, all these it is just a single page not a complete url. you were talking about some google webmasters tools..yes i know that tool, but can we do use that for a single redirect ( i mean to say child page)
| 3:49 pm on Jan 24, 2012 (gmt 0)|
No, the new address feature in webmaster tools is to move one domain to a new one.
A simple 301 redirect is fine to change one page to a new one.
It's still early - give it some time and you'll probably see the changes reflected in the link: command.
| 4:29 pm on Jan 24, 2012 (gmt 0)|
Okay! thanks for comments.
| 9:24 pm on Jan 24, 2012 (gmt 0)|
When redirecting pages it can take many weeks for all factors to show in the indexing and ranking, and a lot longer for WMT to show the correct situation for these.
As long as new URLs show up quickly there's little to worry about. Old URLs can take a long time to disappear from SERPs and quite a lot longer from WMT, often 6 months.