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301 redirect to spoof domain age and make ranking easier?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by Astrael, Aug 23, 2013.

  1. Astrael

    Astrael Newbie

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    Hi.

    I read something about this, and wanted to check what you guys thought. I'm hosting a blog on a 13 year old domain right now, I've posted a few articles and let them get indexed on their own. I've built some backlinks to the 13 year domain. Now I'm 301 redirecting it to my new domain, which is only a few months old. I read that this transfers like 70% of link juice, but it also convinces the serps that your new website is actually older. Is there any truth to this?
     
  2. the_demon

    the_demon Jr. Executive VIP

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    No, that's not true. Google is a domain registrar and has unlimited whois queries. You'll get some juice from the 301 yes, but don't expect a life changing event to occur because of it.
     
  3. Astrael

    Astrael Newbie

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    But a 301 redirect implies that we're the same website that has been around for 13 years, simply going by a new name now, right? Wouldn't it convince the serps that my page is an aged page?
     
  4. Absynth

    Absynth Registered Member

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    Logically you would think yes.
    But personally, looking at the state of the serps, I don't think Google have quite worked out the 301 redirect themselves.

    Let us know :)
     
  5. innozemec

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    regularly thats more likely to be true for pages/folders.. for whole domains i doubt it, because if you are 13 years in biz and decide to get brand new name and domain you are most likely doing something shady and thats why renaming your whole biz.. Did Mcdonalds or any other giant changed its name?
     
  6. StraussCan

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    Google uses an algo to rank websites, it has got nothing to do with renaming or whatever. It's just that old domains are more trusted by google and it is one of their parameters when they rank sites
     
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    Google uses an algo to rank websites, it has got nothing to do with renaming or whatever. It's just that old domains are more trusted by google and it is one of their parameters when they rank sites
     
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    the only way to hold onto your ranking that way is to contact G to let them know you're changing your domain name but forwarding the entire thing. just a simple 301 redirect won't do it. if you transfer the entire old site to your new one (all links, posts pages, etc) then you keep it.

    if you just bought an aged domain then you're better off keeping the domain going as it will eventually begin losing pr, especially if it's inactive.