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About a month ago, I took that version of the site down and made live a new version which is all url-rewritten, uses 301 redirects where appropriate to go from old .asp pages to the new versions, and uses 404 pages where appropriate when something doesnt exist any more.
Googlebot visits often, and hits these 301 and 404 pages, but the pages remain in the serps. Any idea how long it takes for 404s and 301s to disappear from the serps?
You say the old site still has a PR of 5. What about the new site?
Also is the new content the same or similar enough to the old content such that if both old and new are still in the SERPs you might receive a duplicate content penalty?
The problem is, I followed all steps of "Google web master info" to more domain old to domain new, and not work. (My new site is indexed too, but old site is still there)
Just curious, but shouldn't he take the 301 away first before doing that? Is it possible that the removal bot will be 301 re-directed to his new domain page and delete those urls instead?
Also, a friend of mine took down his entire site by using the urlcontroller. He accidentally entered:
There is an email address on the control panel page which google says to use if you have a problem, but it just auto-responded that no human reads emails from that address(nice feature, Google). So is he screwed now for 90 days or so? He did the addurl just today.
He can contact them via [google.com ] and I can confirm that that was working OK as of just a few days ago.
I just hope that you get a reply from someone who actually knows what they are talking about. Four of my friends asked the exact same question (about their own site each time) and got four different answers: ranging from "Yes", to "probably", to "probably not", to "definately No".
just hope that you get a reply from someone who actually knows what they are talking about. Four of my friends asked the exact same question (about their own site each time) and got four different answers: ranging from "Yes", to "probably", to "probably not", to "definately No".
Sorry, but I'm not sure what you are referring to in the above statement. Is this in reference to the 301 question or the 90 days until re-inclusion question from my previous post?
The question was about indexing, but was not about 301s, redirects, or hijacking. It was a different question; but they received four completely different answers (and all on the same day too).