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I am currectly trying to recover a large site from Google panda.
The process has involved rewriting all content and changing directory structure that involves removing old cached content then redirecting to new content in new directory.
But I now have a question
When I fetch googlebot to tell google the page has moved I get this info
HTTP/1.1 301 Moved Permanently
Date: Sat, 31 Aug 2013 10:44:33 GMT
Location: My New Page
Content-Type: text/html; charset=iso-8859-1
<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//IETF//DTD HTML 2.0//EN">
<title>301 Moved Permanently</title>
<p>The document has moved <a href="my new page">here</a>.</p>
<address>Apache Server at my server Port 80</address>
Is this information stored in the cache of the old page?
If so when I attept to remove the old page and cache (wich lasts for 90 days or permanent with robots.text file.)
Am I removing the cache of the old page and therefore removing the information of the redirect?
The reason why I am attepting to remove the page and redirect is that many months after applying redirects, I still seem to have stored information within webmaster tools that indicates old cached information and old content is still stored and being used for ranking purposes.
These pages are not listed in the main index, but could be in a suplimental index.
I wanted to make sure that old page info is removed.