From what I understand if I setup a 301 redirect for:
Then when people navigate to
www.joe.com they will be sent to
This also allows search engines to transfer the page rank.
My question is what about people who find my company via typing it into search engines, since currently if they typed in 'Joe',
www.joe.com would be the first result.
Am I right in thinking if search engines remove my old site from the index and people then search for 'Joe' then they will have no way of finding my new site? In this case of business name change and domain name change would it be better to not 301 redirect and instead direct users to the new site by clicking a link on the old site?