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Can 301'ing a site hurt the site that has the redirect on it?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by reallife, Sep 21, 2013.

  1. reallife

    reallife Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Not sure if the title explains the question right.

    Site A has been penalized, has excellent DA/PA/PR etc.
    I'm going to 301 redirect site A to site B (a clean site).
    I *eventually* want to clean up site A and reuse it.
    Can the short-term redirect add to site A's already-existing penalty in any way?
     
  2. Henrik8000

    Henrik8000 Registered Member

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    IMO penalties are not passed through a 301 redirect, but i am not 100 % sure about it.
     
  3. reallife

    reallife Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Not asking if penalty will be passed. I'm going to take that risk.
    I'm asking if the *already-penalized* site that's sending the juice can be hurt worse.
     
  4. dinkish

    dinkish Power Member

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    How would site A become worse? You can pass a penalty as backlinks transfer, as does \authority\rank to site B, but that wouldn't worsen a penalty.

    I've never thought of sanitizing a desired domain in this manner though.
     
  5. reallife

    reallife Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Not sure how site A would become worse, logically it wouldn't, but just wanted any feedback I could get before I did it.
    Not doing it to sanitize either domain, just "using" site A for its juice before I try to clean it up. (Already tried once, but not surprisingly without much luck.)
     
  6. drogon

    drogon Elite Member Premium Member

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    Not the question you asked but i would recommend ditch site A and work on building up site B to the same status that site A has/had. Its much easier and cost effective to build fresh clean site than trying to clean up a site as 99.9% it will not happen and even if penalities get removed it will still have 'history' (penalty record) just like an ex convict having a criminal record so will never be thesame again!
     
  7. reallife

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    Working on sites C, D, E, etc. to build them up ;)
    Meanwhile, want to get as much as possible out of site A and site B (which is a churn and burn) as I can, while I can.