So, I changed my website domain one week ago, made 301 redirect from the old domain to the new domain and told Google about the change in the Search Console.

However, some of the new pages (created after the domain change) are showing up in site: searches for the old domain.

What could be causing this?

  • How can you tell they are indexed with the old domain? Even if they are, does it matter? Users get redirected. – Stephen Ostermiller Sep 14 '17 at 14:02
  • I perform (site:old-domain.com) search and find out. Yes, they get redirected, but the indexing of my new domain is not performing well, I think this issue is related. – user1181378 Sep 14 '17 at 14:07
  • 2
    Google shows redirecting URLs during a site search. That doesn't mean that is the version of the page that is actually indexed. It just means that Google knows about those URLs. If you search for a unique sentence from the article in quotes on Google, you should find it indexed on the correct URL. Using site: searches is not accurate to determine index status. – Stephen Ostermiller Sep 14 '17 at 14:48
  • 3
    If Google knows about these URLs, it means that something is linking to your new content with the old domain. That something is likely to be your own site somewhere. You should find that and fix it. – Stephen Ostermiller Sep 14 '17 at 14:49
  • What happens if you wait 48 hours? Sometimes google needs to catch-on to the changes you made. – Mike Sep 15 '17 at 4:36

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.