05-25-2009, 03:17 PM
How long does it take for google to fully recognize a redirect and display the new url instead of the old one? Is the transition time the same for pages as well as for images (if I redirect to a new image location)? Thanks.
06-03-2009, 10:10 PM
I don't know if anyone actually knows outside of Google... but I would imagine its the same amount of time for pages and images. If you've used a 301 redirect, that might speed things up as Google doesn't have to figure it out on its own.
06-05-2009, 03:36 AM
I did a complete rewrite of my site only about a month ago, and I'm already seeing new traffic from Google. I use Google's webmaster tools (http://www.google.com/webmasters/) and submitted an XML sitemap. That speeds things up as far as getting indexed and making sure Google finds all of your pages.
06-05-2009, 04:31 PM
It's largely based on how frequently your pages get re-crawled, which in turn is largely a function of how many links point to your pages from other sites. For most sites a period of 6-8 weeks should be expected, but you may speed things up somewhat as Script Idgit says using an XML sitemap (pointing to the old page that you've redirected).
06-05-2009, 04:57 PM
Google website will tell you 90days
06-05-2009, 06:32 PM
When I first built my site I knew absolutely nothing about SEO, and I'm still a beginner cuz I spread myself so thin with everything I do. I'm the proverbial "Jack of all trades, master of none". But, one thing I can tell you is that text links that contain keywords you want your site to be found by are the best; and, if you can get text links on topic pages that are related to your site they are even better.
All the XML site map does is ensure that Google indexes every one of your pages. That doesn't necessarily mean Google will rank those pages anywhere in the range people will look through a search. Over 90% of clicks from search go to the number one spot.
06-16-2009, 02:53 PM
Thanks ya'll. I can say now that in my own experience it has been working pretty quick. I was especially interested in image redirects and I noticed that after the image bot takes one out of the search it takes about a week or two until it is readded with the new address. If you only do an htaccess page redirect for an image, google image will take it offline for only a couple of days. At least in my case that's the way it has been.