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Google hates 301

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by MarcoKayzimir, Jul 9, 2016.

  1. MarcoKayzimir

    MarcoKayzimir Newbie

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    Hello, people!
    Please help me fight with Google. About three months ago, I have changed the domain zone of my old multilingual site from local zone to .INFO. I did not forget to leave a 301 redirect at original location.
    Everything went smooth, but Google doesn’t want to like my new domain name. The traffic goes down dramatically! Please note the figure, it shows that Yandex and Baidu understand the redirect business pretty well, and the traffic is constant. But Google don’t wanna give me traffic any more. Please
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    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. Bartholomew

    Bartholomew Regular Member

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    Does you 301 redirect keeps the URLs of the pages? or everything is redirected to the home page?

    Anyway, I'd left only content in the "main" language on this site, put other languages on subdomains (or maybe other domains), and either move domain back to the local zone one or bind the .info domain in the Google Webmaster to the region of the site' main language. Maybe even put content of the main language on the local zone domain, and all the decondary languages on the subdomains of the .info domain. I don't remember if it is possible to assign region to a subdomain though.

    Don't take this advice as 100% working solution though. Also it is not 100% safe against other SEs. For example I see you have a lot of traffic from Yandex (likely your site is targeted to the one of ex-USSR state with signifficant RU/UA/BY-speaking audience), usually it converts better and worth more than Google one.
     
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  3. Sizus

    Sizus Registered Member

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    It sometimes can take months until Google completely understand 301 and consider both domains as same site. Sometimes can take less though. I have many different experiences with mine. You never know with Google...
     
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  4. MarcoKayzimir

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    Bartholomew, thank you for the detailed answer!

    My settings are very gentle: each page goes to new one. It looks like that:
    old-domain/node/pageX -> new-domain/node/pageX
    I have manually checked, it really works. The server answer is correct also:
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    HTTP/1.1 301 Moved Permanently
    In general, you offer to work with my site, not with Google or external factors? Frankly speaking, it sounds terrible for me. A lot of work ahead! You know, I start thinking of moving my site straight back...

    You are right; there are a lot of visitors from ex-USSR, but it is a pain to loose USA/UK ones.

    Sizus, thank you for the answer! Now I am too tired to wait. I just was hoping there would be some tool to force Google to wake up!
     
  5. safex

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    301 is 1 of good strategies. but only for people who know how to use it to get site rank.
     
  6. MarcoKayzimir

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    I did not say that I was using 301 to get site rank. I was using it to change domain zone. I just want my traffic back.
     
  7. codded

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    I had the same problem with you and I waited almost a month .I lost my patience. Finally I go back to the old domain and my traffic return.
     
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  8. SEO Power

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    Perhaps you forgot to notify Google in your webmaster tools account that your site has moved...

    I'm 100% sure you didn't do that, and that could be the root of the problem you're facing.
     
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  9. MarcoKayzimir

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    Oh, thank you so much, bro!.. I have just made it after reading your advice!
    Again, thank you very much!
     
  10. Katmaster

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    Uu i didnt know there was a notify in tools. Cool thanks.

    I was gona say I moved stuff within same domain and it was hell until I submitted every single redirect by hand.
    My Bing is still screwed. Wish I knew if there is anything to do there.
     
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  11. JasonXDC

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    Notify in search console/web master tools, reupload site map, make sure that all old url structures are redirected to new Urls with the same structures.I have 301'd my site pages when switching to Https earlier this year, I had zero problems with Google or losing traffic. When doing a redirect it is best to read up and make a checklist to avoid such issues from happening.
     
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  12. MarcoKayzimir

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    Well, OK, so why Google is so stupid? Why Google wants to be spoonfed through webmaster panel? All other SEs really get 301 on-the-fly!
     
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