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Can domain be reincluded after 301 is removed?

   
4:51 pm on Aug 30, 2008 (gmt 0)

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hey guys,

I have a website which was PR 4 and i 301ed that to one of my other domains about 4 months ago. After 3 months I took out the 301 as I then decided to make a website on that. It's been over a month now that Google hasn't included it in the index.

The links should not be a problem as I have hundreds of links to it from before. Also got a couple of new links to the domain incase google wanted those. But still no dice!

Can anyone please let me know as to what I can do on this?

6:01 pm on Aug 30, 2008 (gmt 0)

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If those new links are on pages that are in Google's index, I would have expected that to do the trick.

However, since there was previously a 301 redirect for the domain, something may be "sort of stuck" on Google's back end. So I'd suggest a couple extra steps to try to un-stick things.

#1 Set up a Webmaster Tools account for the domain.
#2 Submit an XML Sitemap

And if that doesn't get some indexing, at least for the domain root, then use the Webmaster Tools interface to submit a Reconsideration request and explain the situation succinctly.

9:55 pm on Aug 30, 2008 (gmt 0)

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You can always try resubmitting the site and mention that you've removed the 301 in the Comment box on the AddURL page. It can't hurt and the system might take more notice of the domain and the change in the response code based on the fact that you asked for a crawl. I'm the first to admit this is a longshot, but I've had some luck using addURL to get Google to crawl a page just to fix a problem from their last visit. The maddening thing is, of course, that you can never be sure that it really helped or if Google simply fixed things on its own.