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Searching 'Dragon Notes' in Google predominantly yields (1) rather than (2) - even for images; (2)'s almost non-existent. Differences:

  • (2) is more up-to-date, has a better sitemap and source code
  • (2) was submitted as an exact copy of (1) - and only improved from thereon
  • (2) takes a lot longer than (1) did to 'Validate' new pages
  • (2)'s average (search) 'Position' is 74 (Google analytics) - (1)'s was significantly lesser
  • (1) is removed from 'Properties' in Google Search Console, leaving only (2)
  • (1), however, isn't deleted from its hosting provider (or simply 'deleted')

I no longer update (1), and don't wish it in search results; I've only kept it out of concern that neither of my sites will show on search, rather than the less-desired one (is this true?).

Any remedy? Help's appreciated.

(1): https://dragonnoteshq.com
(2): https://dragonnotes.org

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To pass the link juice, did you do a 301 Permanent Redirect from you (1) to (2)?

If YES, then wait for more time to let google recognize the new site.

IF NO, then do the above suggested step.

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Yours site 1 is killing/cannibalising the site 2. Since the older version has more authority over the second one, 1 will beat 2 in rankings for a long time.
to-do;
Map all your older URLs to new ones and implement a 301 redirect at a page level.

  • a) List all your Site 1 URLs in a single column in excel
  • b) List all your Site 2 URLs in a single column next to in excel
  • c) Map all those URLs to each other
  • d) Using this mapping sheet, create 301 redirects for URL to URL and implement this to site 1.

Result: In time, site 1 will disappear from SERPs and site 2 will start showing up..

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