joined:Nov 10, 2016
I've helped a client moving domain recently from www.xyz.com to www.xyz2.com.
Every single URL on the old domain has been 301 redirected to their matching version on the new domain, including the robots.txt file that has been 301'd from www.xyz.com/robots.txt to www.xyz2.com/robots.txt
It's been a few weeks since the move now and Google is still returning some old URLs from the old domain in the result pages, and some pages on the old site even show that "A description of this result is not available because of the site's robots.txt"
Has anywone ever had a similar experience? Is the robots.txt not supposed to be 301 redirected when a site is moving domain?