Why has Google dropped all my webpages from search results?
I recently changed the link structure of an eCommerce site I started a month ago. It was driving a small trickle of traffic at the time.
I changed the link structure from /shop/*products to /buy/*products.
After this change I got hundreds of 404 errors in WMT (WebMaster Tools. Then, as my content was re-crawled, I noticed that my pages weren't appearing back in Google search results under the new URL.
Now my site does not show up for any keyword; NONE! It's still indexed, and I submitted a request for reconsideration which stated "no spam action taken". I then created 301 redirects for ALL the 404 errors.
Its been a month and no recovery in Google's search results. The only good thing is I don't see any 404 errors anymore. Other than that I think I am about to abandon my site. I think that the penalty still counts past existing pages even if they were deactivated as duplicated content.
What's going on?
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