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A site Ive bought has suspicious 302's still attached. What do I do?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by Iceman1978, Nov 15, 2013.

  1. Iceman1978

    Iceman1978 Registered Member

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    I have been an affiliate webmaster for approx 6 months. Blackhatworld has been a fantastic source of tips and hints for me so have joined to ask if anyone can help me with something I am confused about. I have bought many sites at auction with no problem but last week I bought one which,when I set it all up,I noticed still had 56 redirects going into it. I am not fully clued up on redirects but to me it looks a bit suspicious as they are all coming from topsites. I have been reading non stop to see if I can see either how its done or how to get rid of them. I am all for using black hat to manipulate search engines,its the only way to get decent ranking,but I am not interested in fullon black hat techniques. Esp if it involves "stealing" from someone else's site. I am wondering if I should come clean to the topsites concerned and ask them to remove my site or if you all think I should just ride it out till they realise. Like i say,from what I can gather,this type of 302 is real underhand stuff and thats not my thing. The redirect url looks something like this -

    topsitedomainurl/cgi-bin/toplist/topsites.cgi?out=596

    I dont want to put the actual url up for obvious reasons but if someone can enlighten me as to the best course of action,that would be greatly appreciated

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  2. socialblast

    socialblast Regular Member

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    I don't think it is anything underhand by what they are doing but more like the way they just redrect their traffic from the top sites list. You might want to contact them anyway and get them to take down your domain if you are going to be building a totally different site
     
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  3. djadstar

    djadstar Junior Member

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    If you think theyre harming your site get in touch with them and ask for it to be excluded and the redirect deleted. If you get no luck with that just disavow it showing you want no association with the redirect. Also if they are nofollow you wont have too much to worry about.
     
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  4. Iceman1978

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    Thanks for the replies. I'll just leave them. Ive got the same niche content on the site as the last one anyway so its all relevant. Can anyone also tell me wha the difference is between 301's and 302's for ranking purpose? Ive seen lots of sites with both types on and im just confused as to which is better.
     
  5. djadstar

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    With regards to redirects 301's tend to pass juice as they are permanent redirects where as 302's are a temp fix in googles eyes. If your doing a whole redirect from one site to another its "best practice" to notify Google in WMT.
     
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