Old URL appears when searching for products in Google search engine - receive page error

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Hi,

I made the dumb decision to change my URL so that 'stores' was no longer in it. Updated Network Solutions to point to Bigcommerce. So thankful that Homestead rep assisted with Bigcommerce TXT, A, MX records and such. But I didn't realize at the time how much other stuff was actually involved - I think I've tidied up Google Analytics, Merchant Center, Search Console, and AdWords so they're happy with one another.

1. I'm not sure if it's okay that Homestead still shows URL with 'stores' (screenshot below).

2. I did a Google search for a few of our parts. Results still show 'stores' in URL. When I clicked on them, I got an error message (screenshot below) instead of being directed to current URL.

Is there something I need to do with 301 Directs? They are all dynamic, so I thought they would automatically update. Or maybe I just need to wait a few more days for Google to catch up with the URL change? It has been 3 days since the modification.

Any thoughts would be most appreciated as it currently looks like we're out of order.

Thanks!

This is what it currently looks like in Homestead:

This is a sample of the Google search results:

This is the error message received when clicking on the above links:
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You would not be able to utilize any 301 redirects since the domain as a whole has been changed (from stores.crimetech.net to just regular crimetech.net), but it will take time for Google to update these listings. You have options to try to expedite this process, such as making sure your website is crawled by Google and that you're using Webmaster Tools.
If you have already made sure to have checked both of those, and still wanting to make sure you are found on Google, then that may warrant a conversation about SEO. If you have any questions about SEO, I can certainly have someone reach out about that.
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Thanks very much, Todd. :)  I've gone into Webmaster and did the various tests and submitted the site map, etc. I fixed a couple of minor errors. Looks like the indexing has begun (77 out of 942 pages complete). I guess the old 'stores' search results will eventually dissipate?
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Yes it will! Google will eventually clear out any non-working pages, and will eventually load up the new active pages.

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