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301 or not 301 advice from experienced user pls

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by Anubis1980, Feb 11, 2011.

  1. Anubis1980

    Anubis1980 Regular Member

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    Hi all,

    i got 2 websites non keyword domains and 1 keyword domain at same niche.
    i don´t want to run all 3 domain at time.Just wanna put fresh new
    content to one of them an keep freshy everyday.

    Here my situation ;

    A + B - 2 websites 2-3 yrs old same niche at 3-4th page for my targeted
    kws.few unique visitors only (non keyword domains)

    C - 1 website 0,5 yr old same niche like the 2 old ones , placed at top10-top20
    for few targeted kws (and even more keywords i didn´t target) and getting
    more hits every week. (keyword domain)

    i want to set 301 from A to C and a week later from B to C .

    would this kick my site from the good positions?
    They are hosted on same ip.

    Need advice.will post results here.
     
  2. drogon

    drogon Elite Member Premium Member

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    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?
     
  3. Anubis1980

    Anubis1980 Regular Member

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    bump ?
     
  4. fiesta

    fiesta Junior Member

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    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

     
  5. drogon

    drogon Elite Member Premium Member

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    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.
     
  6. Anubis1980

    Anubis1980 Regular Member

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    Well,

    my newer domain is ranking for 10 keywords between top10 and top30.
    It has ~ 30 backlinks only , unique good content.

    the older ones are still at top 20-40 , but i didn´t update for months.
    The newer and older domains ranks on some keywords at top 30-40
    together and i still want to redirect the older ones, wich is not ranking at
    top10 on any targeted keyword, to the new one (keyword domain)
    because its same script but optimized. I also update regulary the newer
    domain every week with content.

    I´m not sure if i should do a 301 from one older dom to the new one and
    see whats happen.won´t loose rankings and traffic, because the traffic for
    the newer one is increasing. starts with 50 /day, weeks later 150/day ,
    2 weeks later now 300/day. :(
     
  7. snwbrdstylee

    snwbrdstylee Registered Member

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    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.

    For example:

    301 WebsiteA.com to WebsiteC.com/Keywords-in-A.html
    and
    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.
     
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