Old domain deindexed?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by Abstroose, Mar 24, 2011.

  1. Abstroose

    Abstroose Elite Member

    Nov 20, 2008
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    Thai Boxer
    This has been bugging me for a few days now so I've finally decided to post for some advice. I'll try my best to explain the situation.

    I used to have a domain, xyz.com, which had 30k backlinks according to site explorer. However, I moved my site and setup a 301 on xyz.com to my new domain. All link juice was passed, and my new domain was ranking just as well.

    So now I've been out of IM for 6 months, and decided to refurbish my site. I noticed for some reason, the 301 on my old domain no longer works (had some htaccess error), and therefore my new domain isn't ranking. The weird thing is, my old domain (xyz.com) is not indexed in Google at all anymore. This domain that was once ranking very well and had several thousand backlinks is nowhere to be seen (doesn't appear for site:xyz.com).

    So before I fixed the 301, I wanted to make sure my old domain was indexed again, so I know for a fact that the link juice is being passed. I've been building backlinks to xyz.com over the past few days, but had no luck so far. Anyone know why this could be happening?
  2. talruum

    talruum Junior Member

    Dec 21, 2010
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    I got a site down for 6 months, and when I came back, googlebot started too crawl where it stoped. Google has "memory".

    Just fix the 301 asap.