joined:May 11, 2012
Over the years I use to create a lot of blogs used to drive traffic to my main site. Most of those blogs I have stopped maintaining. Instead of just deleting them and letting the domain die, I decided to take advantage of a few of them that still had good link juice associated with them.
I 301 redirected them from my old site to my new site by either asking my DNS to redirect people or setting the following redirect in my htaccess file.
RedirectMatch permanent .* https://www.example.com
This sends all pages including oldsite.tld/about-me.html to https://www.example.com
Yet when I go to Google and search oldsite.tld, the search results show oldsite.tld in the title but the description and content are pulled from the newsite.tld domain.
What causes this?
[edited by: not2easy at 10:41 pm (utc) on Aug 29, 2016]
[edit reason] Please use example.com to prevent accidental links [/edit]