301 Redirect Hurt Rankings?

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  1. 420friendly

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    Hey guys out of curiosity... If you had a domain that was un-related to your niche site but strong like 60's DA/PA TF30 with no spammy links and you 301 that to your niche have you seen that it could hurt your rankings? I have recently done just that 30days ago and the domain was clean with great links edu, gov, hufpost, wallstreet etc. but for some reason I am falling in the ranking and not moving up. Very weird...

    Whacha think?
     
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    It was clean, I checked by setting up a single page in GWT and waited a week before forwarding.
     
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    Did you check waybackmachine etc for signs of previous spam? It should have helped out a little.
     
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    It was a legit political news site in Russia
     
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    Why would a legit news site in Russia drop a site with these metrics? Maybe, because they are fucked? Moz metrics (PA/DA), can be gamed hard. Never use them as an end all.
     
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    Here is what I got, again this was a news site that was legit and I have checked again in GWT no actions of any kind:
    OSE = DA55 PA60 Root = 252 Total = 34,478
    MAJ = TF25 CF41 EB53549 RD2669 RI2083 ERB55 GRB3055 ERD12 GRD65
    SEM = TB14000 RD1345 IPS1298
     
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    I was going through your reply and you are certain, sure that this domain is clean. The only advice i would give you is this.

    Since this domain already has the power, why not use it to build a blog around the same niche, then wait to see it's power and Serp movement.
    I won't even advice an enemy to 301 a domain to a ranking website, the possibility of losing ranking and everything is high, too high to gamble with.
     
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    unrelated 301 is spam google isnt thick
     
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    Just because Google hasn't given it a Penalty in GWT, doesn't mean it hasn't been tagged. Did you go through the link profile?

    This being said, I agree with wisdomkid, why not revive the entire site or partial from archives? Then use it as a legit link. You could even write an article on the site, which is relevant to your niche and paste a link to said article on the homepage.

    I'm not a huge fan of 301s, especially non-relevant 301s. Just my 2 cents:)
     
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    Why not build a moneysite on it if it's that strong?

    I am betting your current money site isn't a DA50+ with legit links ?
     
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    This ratio tells me it's been spammed.
     
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    You would be correct it is a 40 50
     
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    What makes you say that? I am not seeing anything out of the ordinary other than a site wide on a government site.
     
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    I did notice one thing out of the ordinary, though I am not sure it will make that big of a difference... but at the time I was ranking well the 301 was going to the way my domain is setup with the www and for some reason I just checked and it was going to the non www version creating 2 hops when checking the header instead of just the one single 301 to the 200 so in other words for some reason it was going 301 > 301 > 200 when it should have been 301 > 200.

    You think that could be the reason for the dip in all my pages ranks? I just changed it back to the way it should be and we will see what happens... I will report back on if that may have been it.