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(Entry was posted by Petter Magnusson on this post in the Dumb SEO Questions community on Facebook, Thursday, August 15, 2019).

I forgot to turn on noindex while developing my new site

I forgot to turn on noindex while developing my new site on a subdomain, so it started ranking. Now I killed it and moved to real domain, but can still see the old site when I google. Turned on redirect for the subdomain to the main domain, so old links will take you to main domain. Should I do anything else?
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Selected answers from the Dumb SEO Questions G+ community.

  • Clint Butler: That just takes time to work itself out, google will update in due time
  • Petter Magnusson: tnx! Should I even remove the redirect?
  • Clint Butler: No, leave it
  • Jason Mun: What Clint said! If you want to hurry the process along, you can nuke the subdomain using the url removal tool in GSC
  • Justin Mager: Resubmit your website for indexing.
  • Petter Magnusson: interesting, how would that help?
  • Justin Mager: will make Google recrawl the website faster updating all your information to the correct urls.
  • Petter Magnusson: right, tnx!
  • Bill Hartzer: Why do you need to redirect the subdomain? Is there traffic other than the rankings?

    Is it outranking the main site or just ranking for some keywords?
  • Petter Magnusson: tnx, no traffic, no high rank, so maby better remove, yes.
  • Petter Magnusson: but seems to be a bit various suggestions around that....
  • Rizwan Pasha: just take a cup of coffee, google will do the rest in some days or weeks may b

View original question in the Dumb SEO Questions community on Facebook, Thursday, August 15, 2019).

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