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Changed names to blue_widgets.htm and green_widgets.htm
They have the same content as the originals, title etc.
Can't seem to get them indexed at all.
Is it likely the removal tool hasn't really removed them completely and there is some sort of duplicate content monitor in operation?
Google won't answer of course.
Any help appreciated!
all my old urls are now 404 (too many to redirect), but hopefully G will pick the new ones on the next visit
Perhaps its just a case of waiting as the indexing and results seem to have been a bit odd recently.
Just slightly worried that some 'unwritten' rule has been transgressed.
Have had a few links to the new pages for a couple of months, which are exactly the same links as pointed to the old ones.
It might be id'ing the removed page with those links, I would alter the title of at least one link to each page,
that way it's 'not the same link' (maybe thats why it's not being crawled.
or it has to re-cache on of the pages that link to those pages before it will 'find the link'.
You can speed it up adding links to pages you want re-crawled on other, high PR and frequently crawled site of yours.
There's never been a problem getting new links indexed off the existing pages though.