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Our company had 3 different websites, with 3 different domains. We decided to consolidate all three domains into one domain. So we are now forwarding the old domains to the new domain.
When I search for "link: ournewsite.com" on www2/3 I see that even sites that had links to our old domains are considered a link to the new domain. I am hoping this will help out the PR on our new domain.
Is this a feature of the new algo or has this always been?
If this isn't clear I can try to reword it...
[edited by: skirope at 7:35 pm (utc) on Oct. 31, 2002]
The site is very clean so I couldn't imagine there being a penalty, it's almost as if they are ignoring it. It has links to it from Yahoo, Zeal (6), and at least 10 other PR 6 sites and 50 or 60 other sites. Now I'm finding it hard to get additional links because nobody wants to trade with a grey PR site.
Besides that domain, I've had very little luck with my other domains. They dropped from first page results to almost unfindable (not on the first 10 pages) during the last update and haven't changed so far this update.
I've gone from a Google fan to being VERY DISAPPOINTED with Google.
Oh yes there are many highly qualified Google "specialists" hereabouts. This is the greatest single concentration of knowledgeable SEOs I've ever found. There is a Google knowledge base around here someplace, which is where you ought to go to get a grasp of the fundamentals, if you lack that sort of info. Then after that, feel free to ask any questions in the forum. You will get answers.
Couldn't agree more, bobmark. Belgian_guy and Shoestring, I'm not saying that anything will move a lot one way or the other, just that index switchover time always causes a lot of changes, and not to get too stressed in the meantime. I don't know if you'll get in this time or the next time, Shoestring.
studmuffin and airforce1, y'all have only posted 2-3 times, but I'm sorry to hear if you don't think Google's quality is better. Hanging around here you can pick up lots of good tips; definitely feel free to report any problems that you see, too. xbase234, if a keyword stuffing spammer got in, feel free to do a spam report and mention webmasterworld. airforce1, if we returned a 500 Internal Server error for a search, that's what we saw when we crawled the page, but our link analysis told us that site was important for the search.
skirope, yup, that's the way that domain migration is supposed to work. Glad it worked for you.
Finally, Beachboy: the update button was the red one. Ever seen The Matrix? :)
I was searching around all info i could find but couldn't find a real answer.
So, i'll try again ...
when most pages from a site are dropped in WWW2 -only 2 of about 60 remain in the index - at this stage of the dance, can they still show up in the next few hours/days?
Any info to allow me a good nights rest (or a nightmare) would be highly appreciated
How fast can they remove a spammer? I got a bead on one that has over 610 keyword stuff doorway pages with zero content routing traffic to his main site. His product could land him in jail for fraud. (chilli powder regrows hair!) He has about a dozen more domains using similar tactics.
I've been reporting him for months but will mention webmasterworld this time.
I updated - basically redesigned - my whole site mid-October. Those pages were spidered shortly after. I thought I had a decent chance with Google with the new pages - they're very user-helpful, but (hopefully) were also designed to help me out search-wise.
Results this update aren't good :( but I'm wondering...would those pages added mid-October even be showing and ranking now, OR will I have to wait until November's update to really see results.
p.s. I see a lot of posts saying wait until it's over, but in the past I haven't seen any real difference in my terms from the start of the dance until it settles; usually what shows initially is almost verbatim the final result.