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301 Redirect did not pass rankings after 2 weeks

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by leena, Mar 29, 2017.

  1. leena

    leena Elite Member

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    Hey guys

    so its close to 2 weeks i setup a 301 redirect from old website to new one..

    still ranks have not passed on to the new domain...

    submitted address change in webmaster tools and i confirmed 301 working correctly

    has anyone done a 301 recently? how long it takes the ranks to come back....

    thanks
     
  2. RuthSam

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    It can take long time depending on what links there are setup and when Google think it's time to change.. I have seen everything from 1 week to 1 month! I don't know how Google determines when they are going to rank a site.
     
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  3. T2tkid

    T2tkid Elite Member

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    I recently 301'ed three sites and all of them pass ranking within 1 week. If after waiting for a month and nothing is done, then know that something is wrong somewhere.
     
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  4. leena

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    Thanks for the reply, were those rankings were same as before? Asking coz i did get rankings after 1 week for couple of days but it was 10 spots below original rankings, after that it disappeared completely.
     
  5. T2tkid

    T2tkid Elite Member

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    The ones I did got initial/original ranking and it has been same for weeks now. although some keywords do move 3 spot below, but nothing unusual. One of them I added content to and SEO'ed it has improve tremendously.
     
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  6. leena

    leena Elite Member

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    I added this code in old domains htaccess file to redirect home page plus inner pages to the new domains pages-

    RewriteEngine on
    RewriteRule ^(.*)$ https://newdomain.com/$1 [R=301,L]

    Can you pls confirm if this is correct?

    can u pls mention the code you used to perform the redirect

    thanks again
     
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  7. T2tkid

    T2tkid Elite Member

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    I use a simple code:
    Redirect 301 / http://www.example.com/

    Add this to .htaccess and it will redirect the homepage and inner pages.
     
  8. mbreezy

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    Make sure your URLs were mapped page for page. Don't just do a blanket redirect of all pages to the root/homepage of your new domain.

    I had two domains targeting the same queries. I did a redirect without a change of address and had no problem getting the ranks from the old domain.
     
  9. alrightythan

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    Yeah 30 days is too long but it could take time. After I redirect a third part domain to my site, I submit that third party domain on Google.com (Submit URL) and use Onehourindexing to increase my chances. Seems to be working so far. My first domain passed off link juice but the second one I got backfired. So I'll remove the second one.
     
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    First, check that you have indeed a perm redirect using another site (google it). Next, give it up to 2 months.
    I've recently done one and it's been about 3 weeks - no effect it.
     
  11. leena

    leena Elite Member

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    How long do u plan to keep the redirect before withdrawing the request?
     
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    strange, even on average over "i dont know how many cases" new links or anchors too approx 3-4 weeks.
    so there is definetly sth wrong.

    check wayback if some former owner.
    do in depth backlink check of the new domain.
     
  13. leena

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    It is 2 weeks so far and domain is brand new , registered 3 days before i redirected old domain to it. and it is one of the new tld like .Deals

    did u do any redirect in recent weeks?
     
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    @leena

    Any update? I'm facing the same problem currently.
     
  15. brokentwo

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    I'd strongly suggest mapping the domain you purchased and redirecting the urls one-by-one to similar pages on your current site. At least do it for the most powerful pages.

    Secondly, google is slowing indexing down a ton. Throw some social signal @ it. Why would google recrawl broken URLs and give them love?...

    Would also confirm there is no penalty. Then, sit back and wait. Results aren't instant. It takes big G a while to digest things.

    SEO is a patience game.
     
  16. bathead

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    You could use something like Fiddler to sniff the header response of the old URLs to make sure they redirect correctly. Looks correct but if that mod is not switched on the rules wont function, so always test.

    ...and as @brokentwo suggests.
     
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  17. bartosimpsonio

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    Google index is stale since the Fred update. They're slowing things down to a halt for small sites.

    Nothing you can do about it except stop using Google's email and services and tell your clients and friends to stop using Google stuff.
     
  18. leena

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    I ended up removing the 301 redirect after link juice did not pass even after 20 days. Rankings returned back after another 15 days but not where they were before but 5-6 spots lower. Somehow one of the sites inner page keywords ranked 5-6 spots higher then before now which has neutralized the traffic loss due to the home page keywords dropping.
     
  19. brokentwo

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    How closely did you inspect this domain's backlinking profile and such?

    Doesn't seem right at all.
     
  20. saurabhunde

    saurabhunde Registered Member

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    Do a 302 redirect instead of 301. Good if done in a page to page redirect manner.