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Can you check on my new site and make sure it is pointing to it's own domain and not homestead.  I did change it once I was done building it and I have done sitemaps, google submitting etc.  If I check on the site buy googling site:onewayspikes.com it still looks as if it is attached to my secure-lane site and page 404 appears when you click on a page.  I think something has gone wrong maybe.
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http://www.onewayspikes.com/ is what I see. Get the point?
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Hello,

When I search for onewayspikes.com in Google or go directly to your domain, your website does pull up properly. What are you searching or clicking that takes you to the 404 page?
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google:    site:onewayspikes.com and a bunch of pages show up that are on my other site and not this new site and when you click on the page it takes you to a 404 error page.  Why are pages from my secure lane site showing up on my onewayspikes site when I did not put them there.
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type in "site:onewayspikes.com"  it is the way you can test to see what google has indexed.  These pages with the 404 error are pages from my secure-lane.com site, these pages are not even on my onewayspikes.com page, they are from the secure-lane site.
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Then this would be an issue with Google. If you said you have submitted a sitemap, and had Google re-index the site, then it should be fixed from that. This may be fixed over time, but ultimately it's Google who controls what pulls up when the search is performed.
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I am thinking the same thing.  If I search Bing and Yahoo with my key words, I am showing up on first and second pages, if I search those same keywords with Google, onewayspikes.com does not show up unless I type onewayspikes.com in the keyword box.  no spaces and it only shows up if I use the .com  anything else..nothing.  What should I do?
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If you google onewayspikes (all together no spaces)  You will see the 5th one down still points to homestead.  Why is that?  If you click on it it takes you right to my site.  Google still thinks the domain is .homestead I think.  Something just doesn't seem right because I am easily found with simple keywords on Bing and Yahoo but not google.  Is this just nothing to worry about?
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how the two sites are crossed up
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Because of the association to the site and Google indexed the pages. After you change the association, Google still hangs on to the pages it indexed, until they determine they should remove it. Google webmaster tools can encourage them to index and and update their cache, but this still falls on Google until the recrawl and update everything.

This is not a fault, just an unfortunate outcome of the way Google works and that they happened to crawl it when it was associated to the other site.

Keep in mind that Google only follows a domain to its various pages. It has no idea if they are the correct pages or not. I believe that Google Webmaster tools also has a way to request a page be removed from search results, so you may want to do that for the extra pages from the other site.
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http://onewayspikes.com/1167-assemb​ly-heater-cable-specifications.pdf 404 0
http://onewayspikes.com/1610sign.pd​f 404 0
http://onewayspikes.com/blog.html 404 0
http://onewayspikes.com/cobra-12300​-sm-brochure-20132.pdf 404 0
http://onewayspikes.com/cobra-hd-11​310-11610-ig-brochure-20131-1.pdf 404 0
http://onewayspikes.com/direct_buri​al_instructions.pdf 404 0
http://onewayspikes.com/installatio​n_instructions_sb.pdf 404 0
http://onewayspikes.com/micro_drive​_info_sheet_for_website.pdf 404 0
http://onewayspikes.com/saw_blades.​pdf 404 0
http://www.onewayspikes.com/Brochur​e_Micro_Drive.pdf 404 0
http://www.onewayspikes.com/Guardia​n_Gate_Hardware_Catalog.pdf 404 0
http://www.onewayspikes.com/KING-CO​BRA-12360-SM-BROCHURE-20131.pdf 404 0
http://www.onewayspikes.com/Micro_D​rive_MHTM_Barrier_Gate_Info.pdf 404 0

It appears that it also happened with BING too.  all of these pages are not even on my onewayspikes site.  How would they have known to crawl the new site before it was even created?  There is something weird going on.  This never happened with my other sites.  barriergatearm pointed to secure-lane while I was building it too.  Where else would I have pointed it? This never happened with that site.I feel like how the homestead still shows up when you search onewayspikes has someting to do with this.  it is like it is still stuck to homestead.com.  Ugh, oh well.
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They don't know anything about the site. They found the domain and it was associated with your other site. It crawled that site. Those pages were existing at the time. Your other sites were lucky not to be crawled while it was associated to the other site. It will sort itself out in time for sure, as they do more crawling.

You could create a "coming soon" page on the new site and associate the domain to it right away, then build the site and at the end make the homepage and overwrite the coming soon page. This would mean that this sort of thing would not happen. Your other option is to build the site first, then register the domain when done.
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too late for some of that though.  I guess I will just wait it out til it corrects itself.
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I have a similar problem. Built a site for a client using homestead address, when I purchased a .com name and republished with that name it didn't matter. It has been 2 years now and I still can't get them to recognize the .com name, it still pulls up the homestead name. And of course my client was not happy and I can't correct it. I did not charge them last year because of that. What can we do? From now on I'll buy the .com name first and build it and publish it under that name to begin with.

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