What should we do for pages that has been set up as 301s to new URLs?

We changed our URL structure last October and set lots of old pages to no index.However, I just realized that many of these pages had also been set up as 301s to new URLs.Have we screwed up? And if so, what should we do now?

Webmaster Guru Asked on May 17, 2017 in 301.
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JOHN MEULLER (Webmaster Analyst from Google):

It’s hard to say if you’ve messed up there. In general, if a page is 301 redirecting, then we wouldn’t see that there is some robot’s meta tag associated with that page. So there is theoretically an option that it could be associated with an HTTP header, but for the most part, you would put a no index in them as a meta tag within the HTML page. And if that URL is actually redirecting somewhere else, then we wouldn’t see that no index anyway. So that’s something where probably we’re recognizing the redirects. Probably the redirects are the part that you’re more interested in, and not seeing any no index there because we can’t actually access page directly. So if that’s the case, and if the redirects are what you really wanted, then you should be OK. There’s nothing that broke there in that case.

Webmaster Guru Answered on May 17, 2017.
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