I realise this is a topic which has probably been covered to infinity, however I have my own little question so hope the mods wont mind me opening a new threat on
I have a post on website A, the post have received numerous links and mentions from a wide range of blogs (not owned by me) the post attracted about 40k visitors constantly over a 2-week period as it went viral on social media.
However, I am now in the horrible process of changing domains since my current domain name, drastically limits my audience.
Currently Im doing a
rel=canonical pointing towards the new domains corresponding pages, via yoast. I'm also adding links from the old domain to the new domains corresponding pages
When doing a copy and paste text search the post still shows up under my old domain with no mention of the post on my new domain in the SERPS.
However when I do a
site:mydomain search I can see the post has been indexed on my new domain for what that is worth?
canonicallink is 2-days old now, does it take a certain amount of time to get updated?
- Can the fact that the post went so viral and have multiple links on other websites and social media play a role in the canonical link getting ignored?
- Im using Yoast SEO from Wordpress for the
canonicalso I am pretty sure everything is correctly setup I have also inspected the source code and all looks good to me
- 6-hours after setting up the canonical on the old domain I went to google webmaster console and fetched the page with the newly added canonical link, and submitted it to index, was this a stupid thing to do?
Any advice and help appreciated