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I had a page on my website like example.com/dir/page but now I have moved it to example.com/page.

The old URL 301-redirects to the new URL.

  • When will it get updated in Google?
  • I asked the bot to fetch it via Google Webmaster Tools, but when will it get effect?
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It should take up to 10-15 minutes for it to fetch the page, as indicated in Google Webmaster Tools:

5.) Click Fetch. Google will fetch the URL you requested. It may take up to 10 or 15 minutes for Fetch status to be updated.

6.) Once you see a Fetch status of "Successful", click Submit to Index, and then click one of the following:

  • To submit the individual URL to Google's index, select URL and click Submit. You can submit up to 500 URLs a week in this way.
  • To submit the URL and all pages linked from it, click URL and all linked pages. You can submit up to 10 of these requests a month

Pending that there isn't any crawling errors, it might take a few weeks for the old URL to drop off and new URL to show up, which you can check using site:your-url.com.

You should maintain the 301 redirect for quite some time after that for other search engines and incoming links.

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