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301 redirects on aged domain

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by cmw333, Dec 11, 2011.

  1. cmw333

    cmw333 Registered Member

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    Hi everyone,

    I'm new to this site and hopefully someone can advise me about 301 redirects. I recently heard that you can buy an aged domain which I did and use a 301 redirect on a brand new domain and this will increase the chances of ranking high in the search engines. I went out bought a PR2, 2 year old aged domain and did a permanent 301 redirect using the same hosting as my new domain. Before doing the redirect my site was at position 7. 2 days later I was at position 13 and haven't moved since. I've been continuously hitting it with backlinks everyday for the past 2 weeks and hasn't moved. The only thing I didn't do which could possibly be the reason for abysmal ranking is that I didn't enable whois privacy protection. I'd like to hear anyone's ex[erience with this.
     
  2. the_demon

    the_demon Jr. Executive VIP

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    You will usually suffer a penalty from using a 301 domain to main site for 1-2mo and then your rankings should improve.

    Given that your drop is pretty subtle it's probably a problem with your backlink strategy vs. the new domain... Are you just blasting the 301 directly? If so that's likely the cause. Use tiered linking instead.
     
  3. cmw333

    cmw333 Registered Member

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    thanks for the advice mate. I haven't used any tier system on my site, probably that is what is causing the drop in ranks. I will implement it straight away. I had no idea google penalized your site for a 301 redirect. I found out all about 301 redirects from a video cause I bought. The seller ranked for a super competitive term using the exact same system with 4 weeks. Nowhere did they mention google would penalize my site.
     
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    301 redirects can be very beneficial.

    Does that site have inner pages that have PR as well or just the main?

    If it's just the main, you might be better off creating a link from the homepage. By doing this you can link to several of your domains and give power to all of them instead of a 301 to just one.
     
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    This is a thought I've had too.
    I have a PR5 related to my niche but doesn't rank that great.
    My goal is to get it to rank high on a couple keywords, around #10, and 301 it to my money site, which is PR6 and ranked #6 for hard keyword.
    But at the same time, I think, what if I just use the PR5 juice and link to say 20 of my subsites and give them the juice, which then link to my money sites. Maybe that would be more beneficial.
     
  6. cmw333

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    The PR is only on the homepage and not on the inner pages. I like your idea about linking to the inner pages, that might do the trick
     
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    If you do link your sites together make sure you have SEO hosting. You need different ip addresses for your sites, preferably class c or better, or google will pick up on it and give no credit for the links or even worse slap you for it.
     
  8. Sharon Martin

    Sharon Martin Newbie

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    There is not guarantee of getting a boost in ranking with this method... In fact, domain does not play a major role in boosting rank, especially when you are redirecting it to your website.

    DO work on your backlinks, but keep the 'quality' thing in mind else you may get slapped with BLOOP (backlink over optimization penalty)
     
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    when we say aged domain, we are talking about 7 years and above and PR doesn't make a difference. you can get a PR0 11yr old domain and build links and create alot of relevant content interlinking each other (wikipedia way) and then build backlinks to aged domain url. once it ranks, 301 to money site.