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301 redirect root

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by verilix, Nov 9, 2011.

  1. verilix

    verilix Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Hey,

    Just curious, as I don't know crap about 301'ing. One of my sites had their root domain removed a few months ago due to a DMCA, however all the inner pages are still ranking fine. The main domain was bringing in thousands of unique views every day however, and I'd like to get it back.

    Can I 301 redirect the homepage/root domain (eg., website.com/), to an inner page (eg., website.com/word), or would that end up getting a penalty? or end up being removed itself. I had a fair few backlinks pointed to the root so it'd be great if I could have the juice pass through.

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  2. ohaider

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    You can definitely redirect the main site, but it could eventually result in killing the page its redirected to. If you got DMCA'd already with that just ride out the sites worth one page at a time. Slowly redirect and reap as much traffic as you can.
     
  3. verilix

    verilix Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    I don't mind if it gets DMCA'd again, I know what I did to result in that and it won't happen again. I just want to know if Google will penalize the site as a whole, or just remove the URL it's redirected to. If either, it's not worth redirecting, but if it won't result in any penalty in the SERPs then I get a good percentage of my traffic back.