I had a hobby website
A.org. After years I was lucky to acquire
B.org which is a bit easier. I wanted to slowly move stuff over to a new domain and put a 301 Permanently moved on the A, so google search will not forget everything learned over years.
So I went to Rules → Page rules and forwarded
B.org. The issue is,
A.org/aaa/bbb.jpg always forwards to
B/aaa/bbb.jpg. But there is no way I can add every single url, maybe this is the cause of the whole failure I experienced?
Google Search Console says for every URL crawled on
a.org it’s redirected (and thus failed). Zone
B.org is partly crawled but not indexed yet after weeks, not sure why. There are still links visible from the old website before I took it, all with 404 obviously. As a result, I completely disappeared from google.
As a containment, I just reconfigured the virtual server so both domains open as websites. But ultimately I will need to shut down
A.org and the whole goal of permanent redirect was to ‘teach’ google that all references and the search score is now on
What have I done wrong in the process?