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A question about Domain Redirecting

Discussion in 'Domain Names & Parking' started by thehighmind, Dec 18, 2013.

  1. thehighmind

    thehighmind Regular Member

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    Hi guys,
    I have a website that has been penalized by google because of some bad backlinks that I build. For the past few months I spent my time removing those links and also made lots of reconsiderations requests in my google webmaster tools account. In the end I received an e-mail from google saying "Previously the webspam team had taken action on your site because we believed it violated our quality guidelines. After reviewing your reconsideration request, we have revoked this action." but my ranks didn't came back so I'm done with this. ( I still have good traffic on my website, but not like I had before )

    My last chance is to move my domain to another domain hoping to get back in the game.
    I see that many of you use a brand new domain to make a 301 redirect from the old domain, but I was thinking to move on an old domain.
    I have 2 domains from 2008 and 2011 untouch with blackhat methods, or linkbuilding. That 2 domains are active websites with content with very small amount of traffic ( 50-100UV/day) from the same niche as the domain that I want to redirect and similar keywords that I want to rank back with my panalized domain. That 2 domains are on the first page on some keywords with no backlinks.

    I want to redirect my domain on one of those 2 domains, meaning to delete the existing website and upload the penalized one.
    What should I do? Go for a brand new domain or it's ok to use an old one?
    I also want to mention that the 2 old domains have links indexed in google and if I move the domain there I must remove those and put the penalized domain in that place. I hope that isn't a problem.
    I really like to hear your opinion about this.
    Thanks for reading!
     
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  2. bartosimpsonio

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    If the old one is clean as you say, go with it. It gives you a head start. Also, don't 301 the penalized site to it in the beginning, give it some time before you do.
     
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    old one is best choice..:detective
     
  4. thehighmind

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    Thanks for your answer, but what do you mean by give it some time before 301. Should I move the the penalized content of the domain and let it be there for a while and only after that to use the 301?
     
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    Any other advice?
     
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    Is there the posibility that my traffic to go down after I make the redirect?
     
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    axemantech Newbie

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    If you received the email about Google revoking the penalty just a few days back, then I would suggest you wait for a week to see if your rankings come back. Often it takes time for the action to show up in the SERPs.

    If your rankings do not come back, then you can do a 301 redirect to your clean old domain. Remember to do this through the "change of address in GWT". This too will take a week or two to show up in the SERPs. So you will need to be patient.
     
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    Google said that they revoked my penalty 17 days ago and still there is no change. Thanks for the advice. I will do that.