Calling all SEM Professionals
Calling all SEM/SEO professionals that actually read my personal blog, that means you, Evan and Thomas! Maybe you too, Jeff and Julie, or anyone else I know or don’t know that's reading my blog but not leaving comments. I'm actually stumped on something, and I can't figure this one out. I just posted this in some forums as well, but maybe a "personal touch" on a personal blog is always nice.
So here's the problem:
About 6 months ago, Slate Magazine has moved out of slate.msn.com to slate.com, and did a 301-redirect on a page by page bases (dynamically so anything you type under slate.msn.com would go to the corresponding URL in slate.com). Example: If you type in slate.msn.com/asdf, it would 301-redirect to slate.com/asdf.
I am seeing slate.msn.com still taking priority over slate.com, even with the 301 redirect after months. Even new articles under slate.com are showing up as slate.msn.com. Example: If you Google "slate lacrosse editor" (without quotes), the article that should show up for slate's result is showing up under msn's domain.
Shouldn't 301-redirects have the effect of letting the search engines know "This page/site is no longer here, go to the new site, keep the rankings/link popularity I currently have, and DROP THE OLD URL"?
Any help on this is greatly appreciated.