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301 Redirect for a Website with Potential Penalty

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by menutd, Sep 10, 2014.

  1. menutd

    menutd Registered Member

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    I have a website which has been running for around a year, was slowly trying to build links to it and it was working until early June when it seems to have got hit by a Penguin penalty. I've tried to recover it but without much luck.
    My next step is to transfer all the content over to a new domain and shut the old domain down. What is the best way of redirecting the old site to the new site in the short term so I get the traffic it's still getting, whilst I try and build links up to the new domain. Also, will this cause the penalty to transfer to the new domain?
    I'm sure there is a way of doing this properly, as I've seen other websites do it.
    Any help appreciated.
     
  2. IceHD

    IceHD Power Member

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    A 301 redirect will pass much of the link juice but will also pass a penalty, don't know about 302.. waiting for another reply :)
     
  3. SEO Power

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    The penalty will transition to the new domain. The best way to redirect the site is a 301 redirect.