Are you a Google Analytics enthusiast?
More SEO Content
My 301 Redirects Just Kicked In
Posted 01 April 2005 - 08:14 AM
Did some searches and couldn't find a good place to put this. I just wanted to share some news in case anyone out there is just implementing some 301s and wondering how long it will take to kick in.
My site is a dynamic e-comm site with several thousand pages. We redesigned the site but kept in on the same URL, although all the pages changed URLs as we had been using ASP and wished to changed. We put 301 redirects for all pages and also implemented a mod-rewrite equivalent to make the URLs a little more search-friendly by removing the parameters. The site is a PR 5 on the homepage and previously had roughly 2,000 pages indexed on average in each of the big 3.
- March 19 - launched new site w/ redirects
- March 23 (about) - MSN and Yahoo show some of the new pages - MSN shows 11 new pages and Yahoo shows about 30. Old pages are still in the indexes. Google shows that it has re-indexed the homepage only.
- March 26 (about) - MSN still showing 11 new pages and all the old ones, Yahoo now showing 95 new pages and all the old ones. Google still only 1 (homepage) and all the old ones.
- March 31 - Google still only showing the new homepage and all the old ones. I'm getting worried. Yahoo shows 110 new pages and all the old ones. MSN shows still 11 new pages and all the old ones.
- April 1 - Google now "reporting" about 4,000 pages and will actually let me see 1,000 of them (they stop after that apparently). Hooray! Old pages appear to still be there too. MSN still showing 11 new and all the old, this hasn't changed for a while. I've not seen their bot in my logs for a while. In checking the logs I did see Google make a real deep crawl just yesterday - about 10,000 hits on about 100 visits from it. Yahoo has been crawling much more frequently but not as deep. Yahoo now suddenly drops down to only showing 70 new pages.
So today, just shy of 2 weeks to the day I've gone from 1 (homepage) to 4,000 + pages all now indexed in Google. Hooray! Let's hope this isn't an April Fool's joke on me!!!
Posted 01 April 2005 - 08:39 AM
Just don't get too concerned if you see it flip flopping back and forth over the next several days. The datacenters will still need to all sync up, so you may see some wild fluctuations in the near term.
Posted 01 April 2005 - 10:28 AM
0 user(s) are reading this topic
0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users