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building a new website - easier said than done - so you sacrifice your 2002 website just because google doesn't like it no more? Doesn't sound sensible to me - are we to dance at the whim of google? And what guarantees do you have that google won't suddenly dislike your new website because it is new or it doesn't have a brand or whatever
[edited by: tedster at 1:31 pm (utc) on May 26, 2013]
[edit reason] no specifics, please [/edit]
and the thing there is something seriously wrong in the rankings - just type casino or online casino in google [one of the most competitive areas] - some websites there with really shallow content don't deserve to be there. Ironically it seems that [one of the biggest casino brands] has lost rankings with this update.
[edited by: tedster at 1:33 pm (utc) on May 26, 2013]
[edit reason] edited out specifics [/edit]
Most of the links from 2002 website that redirect to the home page have the exact anchor text xxxx real estate
so I could remove the re-direct or use the disavow tool. But not sure how this will effect the anything. I would hate to lose my bing and yahoo results.
Those of you talking about building a new site - are you suggesting blocking Googlebot from the old one, and blocking the other bots from the new one? So only Google sees the new site, but the old one remains intact for Bing and the others?