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18k Backlinks - Harmful?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by hotantivirus, Apr 7, 2014.

  1. hotantivirus

    hotantivirus Registered Member

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    Hi guys,

    Few years back I coded a vbulletin plugin and added a link back to my website in the footer for anyone who installs the plugin. I somehow couldn't maintain the plugin but I see a forum using it and I have almost 18k backlinks from a single forum pointing to my website. I was planning to do a 301 redirect to one of my other website as I don't use the older website anymore and if there is any juice here, it might help my new website.

    My question is will harm my new website if I 301 redirect the older one? My domain is almost 5 years old.
     
  2. tony_d

    tony_d Elite Member

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    A 301 is reversible, so a great way to test :)
     
  3. scorpion king

    scorpion king Senior Member

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    Make sure the forum you are getting backlink from is not penalized by google. And then do 301 redirect, since your old site din't got penalized your new site(301 redirect site) won't get any problem. You are good to go.
     
  4. davids355

    davids355 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    what are the stats of the forum (alex rank, pagerank, DA/PA etc)? that would be a good indicator.

    And as said above, no harm testing it with a 301 anyway, if it does harm, just remove the 301.
     
  5. hotantivirus

    hotantivirus Registered Member

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    Here are the forum's stat. I don't really want to mess-up my new website, really confused whether should go ahead with this experiment.

    DA: 23
    PA: 35
    PR: 1
    Alexa: 1,759,377