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I recently did some restructuring of the URLs on my site, https://www.strategiccontent.com, following the instructions to map original urls to new with the "->" and the 301 at the end. As an example:

/content-strategy -> /services/content-strategy 301

What I apparently failed to do, however, was disable the original instance of the page; instead I just edited the URL slugs for each page and then put the redirect code in. Now, Google is not indexing any of the redirected pages. 

Is there any way to fix this?

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If you change the URL Slug and add the old slug pointing to the new URL Slug via URL Mappings you should be golden as far as doing what you can to protect search engine ranking.

It may take Google some time to figure out the new urls.

Your changes are not forced on Google or any other search engine, when you make changes. They poll your site on their own schedule.

If after some reasonable (reasonable here is not what we think but what the search engine crawlers think) amount of time they have not caught up with your sites changes, there is a way to request that they crawl your site. You can read about how to do it via using a search engine. Again, making such a request is not a demand but a request. The search engines will do what they want to do, not what we may want.

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Thanks for your reply. I do re-request indexing from Google every time they send the search console report with indexing issues, so it sounds like I'm doing all that I can at this point. I made the changes over a month ago, so it's taking a frustratingly long time, but as you say, Google works on their own schedule! 

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