So i have two sites targeting the same keyword, one site is not ranking that well as i haven't really done much link building for that site. The other site was ranking no.2 until it got penalized and lost 50 positions. My question is can i redirect the penalized site (and therefore the backlinks) to the other site to regain the rankings? The back links are diverse but recently mostly high pr blog links and both sites are over 1 yr old. i also did a small test and redirected the site to another site at no.10 and that site immedately jumped up to no.8 and rising! What i want to check though is if penalization will eventually get passed on? Cheers.