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301 Redirects - how much to pay?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by JakeD, Jan 8, 2013.

  1. JakeD

    JakeD Newbie

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    First, I'm not sure if I should post this anywhere specifically, so I just posted here...

    I need to get 301 redirects for an ecommerce website I just rebuilt with roughly 7,000 products. I threw an ad up on elance, but I was curious if anybody here knew of an easy tutorial or cheap alternative.
     
  2. myownhero

    myownhero Power Member Premium Member

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    All it costs is the price of the domain. Most domain registrars allow you to setup 301 redirects right from their control panel (I know internet.bs does).

    Unless you mean you want to buy high PR/DA 301 redirects?
     
  3. stratocentric

    stratocentric Junior Member

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    PM me with the list of the urls you need to redirect and I try to think of a cheap / quick way to write the .htaccess file...
     
  4. JakeD

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    I should probably clarify... I asked a similar question here a while back about keeping my SEO when switching my domain over to the new website. I have 7,000 products and so at least 7,000 links pointing to those products (plus category pages, etc., so probably lots more). I was told that the best way to keep my link juice flowing would be to use 301 redirects so I didn't leave dead links all over the internet.

    So 301's are the correct option for something like this, correct? Thanks!
     
  5. Endire

    Endire Elite Member Premium Member

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    JakeD,

    Yes 301 redirects are the best option if you are moving (changing) the website to where to original URL's will no longer work. You should know though that not all of your link juice will pass through to the new URL. I have heard some say that it is 10% others say more. In my personal experience, I redirected old pages to new pages on a site with the original pagerank being 6 and it fell to a one. I wouldn't be too worried about that though because PageRank is just one of many factors taken into the ranking equation. As long as you are capturing all of your old traffic then you are good to go.

    Here is a good video on the topic,

    http://support.google.com/webmasters/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=83105

    Hope that helps,

    Shawn
     
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  6. JakeD

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    Awesome video, Shawn... Thanks for the info.
     
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    My space is bluehost, two days ago, i made some 301 redirect, beause some people build many wrong black links, but, yesterday, i found what i do were disappear. So if you use bluehost, you should rewrite .htaccess file. Hoping i can help you.
     
  8. cherrybomb

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    My suggestion would be to extract all of those links into a text file, then find a piece of software that will do search and replace. If you are still using the same url structure this could possibly work. Then create an htaccess file to 301 the links to the new links. Not really sure though.