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- 50 Penalty Redirect Question

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by drogon, Feb 25, 2012.

  1. drogon

    drogon Elite Member Premium Member

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    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.
     
  2. drogon

    drogon Elite Member Premium Member

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    Bump anyone?
     
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    drogon Elite Member Premium Member

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    bump.
     
  4. the_demon

    the_demon Jr. Executive VIP

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    Chances are the penalty won't last so it's prob. safe to do the redirect.
     
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    MBW007 Junior Member

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    Do the redirect. You should be fine.
     
  6. SuperLinks

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    You'll likely be fine, but I've never attempted a redirect from a penalized domain to a non-penalized domain.

    The biggest thing is to take the penalty and learn from it, Google's obviously changed the game lately and most people are overlooking why.
     
  7. drogon

    drogon Elite Member Premium Member

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    Thanks. i definitely learned alot from it. Only ting is though that i have no less than FIVE sites targeting thesame keyword. So could get past this penalty fairly quickly if it doesnt pass it on....
     
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    I burned two aged domains trying it. But I guess you can always remove the redirect if it has a negative impact.
     
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  9. drogon

    drogon Elite Member Premium Member

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    How long did it take before the penalty got passed on? I dont want to end up with my backup website (now in top 5 position) also ending up with a - 50!! So i need to be fairly certain it will work.