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302 redirect on overoptimised landing pages vs 404

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by Sylwia18, Jul 9, 2013.

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    I was wondering if it would be a good idea to 302 a few landing pages (LPs) which had been overoptimised (too many low quality links with keyword rich anchors) to a rewritten URL?

    The Home Page is fine and there is no manual penalty - just the Penguin 2.0 effect of falling to the bottom of 1st page or beginning of 2nd (occasionally out of first 2 pages) with the targeted LPs. I have noticed that after 22 May Google prefers to rank other pages over the LPs on this site, and it's not ideal for the business.

    Would 302 be a good solution to cut off the bad link juice and start again without losing traffic (what 404 may do). I know that 302 apparently is leaking some juice, but it shouldn't be enough to harm the new LPs.
    Anyone knows what would happen if i put no index on the old URL and 302 it to the new one? Is it even a point of doing it? I thought about it to prevent Google from ranking both pages.:cool:
     
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    Not sure if my questions is that stupid, that naive or that difficult...anyone?
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    Someone suggested 404 and meta refresh 10 sec - not sure if I like it - it seems very long time.
    Maybe do 404 and 302 it to the new uRL?