| 3:13 am on Jan 4, 2012 (gmt 0)|
have you added your new site to your GWT account and verified your ownership?
Official Google Webmaster Central Blog: Best practices when moving your site:
| 11:42 am on Jan 4, 2012 (gmt 0)|
Oh yes, i did do that and verify my ownership. Also uploaded sitemap through it.
But i still have the questions in my mind. Anyone who can answer them for me please?
| 7:51 pm on Jan 4, 2012 (gmt 0)|
Cached DNS maybe could be an issue. How long has it been since the change? You will probably lose most if not all rankings PR until it all gets sorted out say a couple weeks maybe faster in some cases of stonger sites. I would research the links and do the best you can on getting them pointed at the new domain this would help much.
Wait till all activity ceases at the old domain before shutting it down.
| 10:47 pm on Jan 4, 2012 (gmt 0)|
i'm sorry - you had me at GWT and i answered the wrong question. =8)
i think you have to edit the url in the web property settings for your analytics account.
i'm not sure if that preserves the history of the url change.
it might be useful to consider adding a new profile for the domain change.
| 12:20 am on Jan 5, 2012 (gmt 0)|
| 2:27 pm on Jan 5, 2012 (gmt 0)|
@lucy24: yes i understand that. But i only put the old site on new site, all the related codes etc have been changed as per new domain. This includes the Analytics code as well. So this shouldn't be the thing in my case.
@Phranque: don't you think this should not make a difference because Google analytics counts the number of hits on the page or the visitor coming to the page and when visitors are being 301 redirected to the new domain and its urls, then analytics should count the number of visitors coming and hitting my new domain. right?
@bwnbwn: I brought up this entire change just about one week back. And you mentioned about it taking time to reflect. HOw much time are we seeing here?