I am operating a classified page similar to craigslist with about 1.3 Mio PI - until the day before yesterday. After a url structure change the site droped significantly within google rankings. After I discovered this, I found the first flaw which was a 302 redirect to the new URL instead of 301. This has been changed now to 301.
The changes can be sumed up into follwing:
This means basicly, that all files are inside the root directory.
Here are my questions:
1) Will the rankings recover and if, how long will it take?
2) Is the new structure better then the old one? A bit late to ask, I know!
3) Should I go back to the old structure? Google is already crawling the page strongly.
Thank you for any help,