I made the switch from VB to Xenforo just over a month ago. We set up redirects for old urls and have re submitted info to google. Its showing we have 26,500 pages submitted to google and 8000 images. So far we only have 542 pages indexed and 0 pictures. Any tips would be great!
Yes we have submitted a sitemap. We do have a high number of crawl errors. We had a large number of sub forums and removed over 2ooo and narrowed it down to under 100. All of the threads and state names remained in the same url location. We removed each individual race track name that had sub forums and changed them to prefixes.
I checked the redirects and they seem to be working fine. As of the last update we have 575 of 25,560 indexed from the sitemap we submitted. Under index status it is showing we have 4603 indexed but many are old sub sections.
When I switched over to XF back in 2012 on our big board, I used redirects and we were seeing pages with the new URLs within 36 hours. It may have something to do with our volume (we are almost near 13 million posts), so it could just be that we were being indexed at a higher rate (more Googlebots, IOW). We never saw traffic dip. If anything, it held steady then snowballed within three months.
If your redirects are working properly, I think you'll eventually be OK! Especially with the sitemap. When I used to code sites for a living, I made major changes to a client's site to boost page ranking, and it took about three months before we appeared on top again.
Just offhand--do you have anything in your robots.txt file limiting the speed at which your site is spidered? Likely not, but it might help to remove or modify it if it's there.
It come from each race track and series, they send us the releases about there events. The site has been around for many years and in the past we used yetanotherforum and VB and both ranked much better in google. for us.