TestingDriveThru: Challenge from last week - Finding Old site url's on google search after new site is launched.

TestingDriveThru: Challenge from last week and How I dealt with it.


Challenge: Finding Old site URL's on google search after New site is launched.

  • Most of the times, when a new or redesigned site is launched, the old site URL's still remains on the google web search
  • Problem: If URL re-directions are not specified to the URL's displaying on google search, when a user clicks on the old site URL , It redirects to Blank/No content available pages.
  • This can reduce the Google page ranking or loss of ranking for the site.

  • Challenge: When the customer is not aware of the URL Re-directions to be done, Be proactive to find out the Old site URL's and inform the stakeholders to get the re-directions to them.
  •  How to Find:
    • Go to google search
    • Enter as -  site:svit.ac.in
    • This displays results of site urls starting with svit.ac.in
  • Challenge: Ok, we found the results. But how can we extract all these urls to a file ?
  • How can we do ?

    • Install the ginfinity plugin for Chrome. This will un-restrict the number of search results per page by seamlessly appending the next page of search results to the current list.
    • Drag and Drop Chris Ainsworth’s Extractor ‘bookmarklet’ http://www.chrisains.com/seo-tools/extract-urls-from-web-serps/  on bookmark bar.
    • Navigate to google search results of site:svit.ac.in
    • Then click on settings of google search 
    • Then click on Search settings
    • Then increase the results per page = 100


    • Then scroll down  the search results of :  site:svit.ac.in
    • Using ginfinity, it shows all pages results in a single page

    • Then click on Google SERP's Extractor Bookmark
It lists all the URL's and Anchor text for the results listed.


Now, we can copy the URL's from the results list.

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