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301 Redirect = Domain Disappears from Google?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by muchacho, May 13, 2011.

  1. muchacho

    muchacho Supreme Member

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    I set up a htaccess 301 redirect 2 days ago from website 1 to website 2.

    Today I notice website 1 has completely vanished from Google.

    Whilst this is understandable as website 1 no longer has content on it, has anybody experienced the same thing and if anything positive happened to website 2 at a later date, or whether website 1 came back?
     
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    guyabr Newbie

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    this is actually the meaning of the 301 redirect. search here threads about it. website 2 SERP will take place of website 1. wait for a while for this...
     
  4. muchacho

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    Website 2 will replace website 1 in the SERPS?

    That wouldn't make sense as website 2 is ranked 4th, website 1 was ranked 8th, hence the redirect.

    Or do you mean, any links and PR from website 2 will be added to website 1 and increase it's rank?
     
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    Yeah the reason I've done this is because I want website 2 to move up from 4th to ideally 1st/2nd. Website 1 in 8th didn't get much traffic so I thought sod it, as it has a lot of links I'll aim to get all these links/juice etc added to website 2 to make it rise.
     
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    msaqib_301 Regular Member

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    Dont worry, shit happens.
     
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    yep, link juice and PR from website 2 will be added to website 1 and increase it's rank...
     
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    drogon Elite Member Premium Member

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    One thing you could also do now is only build links from now on to website 1 and you could even go on an aggressive link building campaign to push up website 2 knowing that if your site ever into a long term goggle dance or gets sand boxed then you simply remove the re-direct!
     
  9. muchacho

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    I know what you mean mate, but I've read/heard that heavily promoting a website that is redirecting will look suspicious to Google.

    Of course, when you think a step further this would mean you could destroy your competitors so doubt Google would even contemplate this as there's simply no way to know for 100% it's the same person, but think I'll see what happens first - and it can take 2-3 months apparently, before I could start to see any difference.
     
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    drogon Elite Member Premium Member

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    Not sure what you mean by destroy your competition?

    A redirect should take only a few days to notice the difference.

    Also not sure where you are getting your info from but i have a site ranking no.1 for no less than 15 keywords with all my direct links via a 301 redirect site. This 1 site earns $xx,xxx a year and so i protect it from potential sandbox using this method as i do with all my other valuable sites.
     
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    Resultz Newbie

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    301 can hurt your site if you don't use it carefully. It can blast it into the sandbox for sure.
     
  12. Vincent88

    Vincent88 Junior Member

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    I personally never used 301 on my websites. But from what I heard it can ruin your site. So I recommend for those who are using it, to be careful
     
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    Not sure how it can hurt any site other than the one doing the redirecting.

    Common sense should tell you if that was the case you could just redirect to your competitors and negatively effect their site.
     
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    I know from personal experience (sandboxed sites ) that can affect your site if you don't also use a mixture or wp robot sites.