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Blocking googlebot and 301

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by reallife, Jun 19, 2014.

  1. reallife

    reallife Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    I thought I knew the answer to this question, but now I'm seeing conflicting opinions.

    Site A is penalized. Site B is a fresh site with the same content.
    If I block gbot from site A via htaccess and WMT (so it won't see duplicate content)...and then 301 site A to site B...will G still see the 301?

    I thought it would, but I'm now seeing stuff saying that it won't. Anyone with knowledge on this?
     
  2. socialblast

    socialblast Regular Member

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    No it won't. You are blocking Google from crawling your site so it will not see the redirect. Why are you blocking Google anyway?
     
  3. reallife

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    just 301 right away they wont read the content on site A
     
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  5. OldFatGuy

    OldFatGuy Regular Member

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    Block crawling via robots.txt. I wouldn't use WMT for anything and would delete the site from it frankly.. 301 Redirect via htaccess and as long as there are links to site A that GBot is crawling, everything will work out fine. If it didn't, no one would be able to use 301s for anything.
     
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  6. SPQR

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    Yes, you should do this.
     
  7. reallife

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    Thanks. I don't put a site into WMT until it apparently has been penalized, then I add it just to confirm before moving on from the site.