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    Google ignoring redirects for a year?


    I moved my site over from ASP to PHP and switched servers almost a year ago. At the time our rankings were fairly high with google.

    A year later Google (and only google) is still seeing the old pages! They all have 301 redirects to the new versions of the pages. I've been pulling out my hair for a while now. Can someone take a look and make sure I'm not missing something totally obvious? http://www.cruisingresources.com

    Just to make it intesting: for two days a week ago google started seeing all the new pages and then dropped them.

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    Hi,

    There is something unusual in your redirects.

    This is what I see :
    .asp page (non-www) : 301 to new page (non-www)
    .asp page (www) : 301 to new page (non-www)
    new page (non-www) : not redirected
    new page (www) : not redirected

    Is it your choice to prefer the non-www domain ? If yes, you should add this redirect :
    new page (www) : 301 to new page (non-www)

    If your choice is the www domain, I would redo the redirects as follows :
    .asp page (non-www) : 301 to new page (www)
    .asp page (www) : 301 to new page (www)
    new page (non-www) : 301 to new page (www)
    new page (www) : not redirected

    Not sure this is related to your problem though.

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    multiple 301 redirects


    Thanks Jean-Luc,

    I did realize that, but I was worried about having too many redirects...

    Would two redirects be too much? For example if I was forwarding to (www) then I might have two redirects:

    abc.asp [301]-> (www)abc.asp (from non-www to www)
    (www)abc.asp [301]-> (www)abc (from old .asp to new SEF)

    Would that be a problem?

    -Ben
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    Originally Posted by codecontractor
    Thanks Jean-Luc,

    I did realize that, but I was worried about having too many redirects...

    Would two redirects be too much? For example if I was forwarding to (www) then I might have two redirects:

    abc.asp [301]-> (www)abc.asp (from non-www to www)
    (www)abc.asp [301]-> (www)abc (from old .asp to new SEF)

    Would that be a problem?

    -Ben
    if you have submitted a google sitemap go to site map management and you can now tell google which you prefer www or non www and it will do it all for you. the option is under preferred domain
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