Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by Anubis1980, Feb 11, 2011.
I would be interested in the answer to the this question also. I have a newer website A ranking no.2 for a keyword but i just bought a much older domain and want to 301 redirect A to B and hopefully B will get the backlink power and replace A at no.2 and maybe even go higher since its an older domain so long term should be able to compete with the no.1 site?
there is no definite answer to this, i've seen sites losing pr completely as a result of 301. if the bounce rate changes significanly, as is often the case here, that would flag your domain
Well i did the 301 redirect and obviously my newer no.2 domain as now disappeared but the older one is now sitting at no.6 and rising so looks like it did get some of the link juice. So kust need to build more links and should be back at no.2 and hopefully no.1 soon.
BTW, this has nothing to do with PR and personally dont care much about PR as both are PR0.
The 301 would definitely help give it a little boost. It would basically transfer about 65% -85% of the link juice from A+B to C.
Assuming they are all a related niche (but different keywords), my personal advice would be to 301 them to sub-pages of C that are optimized for the keywords of A & B.
301 WebsiteA.com to WebsiteC.com/Keywords-in-A.html
301 WebsiteB.com to WebsiteC.com/Keywords-in-B.html
Google will read the site as "Hey, it looks like Sites A & B have permanently become a part of Site C." And it will adjust it as such
Being on the same IP and all that jazz shouldn't matter much. If a big business were to change their domain url and do a 301, their old domain would likely reside on the same IP, so no red flags should pop up.
Separate names with a comma.