Consolidated two websites on December 9, 2013; a site wide page-to-page 301 redirect was implemented which redirects site A to site B
Website A (the one being redirected) is:
- Still showing up in Google search results (the link properly 301 redirects to the new site)
- Still showing up in our site B Google Webmaster Tools (GWT) site links report as a top source of inbound links
I don't know how to "jog" Google into recognizing that this site is gone; we do still have site B
- Site A still has a GWT entry, deleting this might help
- We could turn off the redirects...
Any other suggestions/answers?
I disabled the redirects, used the Change of Address tool and then reactivated the 301s
The index for the nonexistent site is continuing to drop at a pretty steady pace (no indication that the Change of Address tool helped or hindered)
Now if only I could get them to remove mention of the "links" from the nonexistent site to the main site in the main site's "Links to your site" report
Considering disabling the redirects and allowing the old site to be truly "gone"