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backlink juice question

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by 7yearitch, Oct 25, 2014.

  1. 7yearitch

    7yearitch Regular Member

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    hi guys,

    lemme get straight to business:

    i have this expired domain that has backlinks from kotaku and some other authority domains. but the backlinks aren't homepage backlinks. like they're not to myexpdomain.com, instead they point to an inner page like myexpdomain/news/randomshit.com

    so how do i preserve the linkjuice? do i 301 the non-existent page to homepage? would this work? or should i build a decoy page that uses the same url but fill it with junk content.

    and how do i 301 the 404 to home? should i just use a wp plugin to redirect? i tried that before but the linkjuice didn't flow. any other method to do it? thanks guys
     
  2. tony_d

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    If you're using WP, there are now two plugins that will do what you need.
    You can use either Link Juice Keeper, or the other one that appears when you search for Link Juice Keeper (I forgot its name, but I first saw it appear a few weeks ago).

    Link Juice Keeper does work, and is simple to install.

    Alternatively, you can change the 404 error page in the WP theme, and use a PHP code in that page to 301 to the home page - I made a post on how to do that quite some months ago, I'll find it and link it here.

    EDIT: here's the other post I made back in May
    http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackhat-seo/black-hat-seo/673680-pbn-building-tip.html
     
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  3. 7yearitch

    7yearitch Regular Member

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    excellent! exactly what i needed! thanks a million, tony_d!
     
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  4. SpookSEO

    SpookSEO Senior Member

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    For people not using WP:

    You can check the Web Archive and see what was there before and try to recreate it.