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301 Re-Direct Question (Current Site to Expired Domain with Metrics)

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by NovaflareFX, May 18, 2015.

  1. NovaflareFX

    NovaflareFX Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Hello All,

    I'm not sure what the best answer for this question would be. I want to start a new business website based on the success of my current (poorly named) website.
    • URL 1: Poorly named, but ranks highly for Website Design Keywords, great link profile all towards the brand name and website design. DA: 50, TF: 40.
    • URL 2: An expired domain with a generic business name, but the back-link profile suited to the former brand name and Mobile Apps. DA: 45. TF: 20.

    If I was to 301 re-direct URL 1 to URL 2, would URL 2 rank for my keywords like URL 1 currently is?

    I'm assuming that because they are both Topically Trusted in Computers/ Internet, that this will provide some bonus.
    But from another angle, i'm re-directing a Web design website in a (former) mobile app domain and expecting it to retain rankings.

    Would these merge well to form a well ranking website or would the topic of the website clash and form a ranking loss?
     
  2. antonjones

    antonjones Regular Member

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    I'm not a fan Majestics topical trust and believe it isn't always accurate.

    Personally I would re-direct URL 1 to URL 2 without any worries.
     
  3. asap1

    asap1 BANNED BANNED Jr. VIP

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    Redirects pass 90% - 99% link juice (according to moz)

    Most likely you will keep your rankings if you 301 it
     
  4. hotguy640

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    somtime ranking increases and sometime decreases
    so,until and unless you try by yourself you will not know...
     
  5. praetserge

    praetserge Power Member

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    you can easily 301-redirect url1 to url2 and keep your rankings (you might see some swings in serp for about 2 weeks but then it'll settle and url2 will rank in se's instead of url1).
    it's a known practice.
     
  6. jimbobo2779

    jimbobo2779 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    It is probably more likely to rank than not. There is a chance you will lose some rankings but I would say that given a couple of weeks you will likely see the rankings return.

    Most rankings will continue after a 301 and if you are also adding in the backlinks and history of your expired domain along with it it is probably more likely to rank higher after a short rankings dance.
     
  7. infoking1

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    Redirect general work well, sometime you may see fall in rank for some time but the rank will bounce back.
    As long as new site is not back marked by google go ahead
     
  8. webhostingproviders

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    Just an extra note though, If URL2 site is built on worpdress then use the plugin REDIRECTION it will make your life easier