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301 redirect and Penguin

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by konst666, Jun 1, 2012.

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  1. konst666

    konst666 Registered Member

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    Hi!

    One of my sites was heavily hit by Penguin. Over 80 unique articles 1000+ words each but backlinks are from automated scrapebox, xrumer and senukex submissions with I think too much exact kw anchors.

    My traffic now is only 5 % from pre-Penguin traffic, from google a receive traffic from only 2-3 keyphrases.

    My articles are targeted to long tail phrases and I have these phrases in url, title and descriptions.

    Now I think about redirecting all my articles using 301 redirect to other urls, like redirecting mydomain.com/my-long-tail-keyword to mydomain.com/articles/my-long-tail-keyword

    I am going to set 301 redirect only for 2-3 days, I want Google to index new urls and after that I am going to remove the 301 redirect before the penguin penalty was transferred to my new urls. After that I am going to remove old urls from index through GWT link removal request.

    All my articles will be with zero backlinks and I think they could rank better, but there will be a lot of 404 errors.

    What do you think about this plan?
     
  2. bhspiderz

    bhspiderz Registered Member

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    I was tracking my friends site when penguin hit. He took a major blow to all pages on his site. I just so happened he was in the middle of a new design behind the scenes.

    A few days after the penguin and his penalties he imported the new wordpress template and made some title adjustments. He recovered most of his lost rankings pretty much over night. I would say a 70% gain from the loss. Not sure why a template change and a title change would help because he used SB direct to site and all but it did. Just another 2 cents in the pot.
     
  3. deki33

    deki33 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Hm...interesting plan...please updates us how it's going.
     
  4. konst666

    konst666 Registered Member

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    Started yesterday. Renamed all urls, redirected in htaccess via 301 all old urls to new urls and mass pinged all the old and new urls.
    Today there are no any changes in traffic and no new urls in google index. I am going to ping all my urls again.
     
  5. dgthiyagu

    dgthiyagu Regular Member

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    update often.. looking forward to the results :)
     
  6. konst666

    konst666 Registered Member

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    I ping my old and new urls every days.

    Part of my redirected urls now are indexed in google but the old urls are indexed too.

    I removed all the 301 redirects today.

    No positive results in traffic so far...
     
  7. ScottBaxter

    ScottBaxter Newbie

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    Hello,

    Did you get anywhere with this?

    Thanks,

    Scott
     
  8. konst666

    konst666 Registered Member

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    No any success. All my urls were recrawled and reindexed but my traffic is dropped again. Now I lost traffic from Bing too. I am waiting next penguin update - may be my it can restore part of my traffic. If not I decided to change my urls back.