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That is: old-domain.tld --> 301 --> new-domain.tld
As for recent: Have you done this within the past six months or so?
So, let's hear your story and discuss what seems to happen these days. Please write which search engine you are talking about :)
Sofar we have one report that it worked out okay, and another that it just didn't work out. That's not really enough to get a discussion going, so come on, tell us about your experiences please
Actually another member had led me to believe that 302 redirects had recently become easier/safer. As no substantial evidence to that account seems to surface, I'll choose to see that particular incident as a special case for now.
Which means that you should still not move domains unless your really, really, have to.
I'm interested in new 301 redirects, from one domain to another. The new domain can be brand new, as in never used before, or it can be used previously for something else. I would appreciate details about if it was brand new or not, in order to avoid comparing uncomparable things.
I bought an existing site widget.com that I want to redirect to the widget section of another site. I will let you know what happens but it will take me some weeks to prepare the transition as some content needs to be changed first.
Have you done this within the past six months or so?
was the move succesful?
did you do other things than change the domain? (eg. especially pages and navigation)
was the new domain brand new or previously used (in any way)?
how long time did it take to change URL in the SERPS (G, Y!, MSN)?
how did your ranking develop (G, Y!, MSN)?
Done this aroung Jan this year from an old established site to a brand new domain.
Done only the 301 and few links here and there for the new domain.
G took about 6 months, thats during Bourbon, the new domain was ranking for few competitive keywords. About 2 months prior to that, the old 301ed domain was ranking with URL only.
Yahoo and MSN, started ranking the new domain from around 1 month after the 301, though the old domain still indexed in them.
I guess 301 in Google shows some sandbox symtoms to average sites. In case of high NATURAL PR sites it is done pretty quickly.