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Catching the Linkjuice to dead pages on a site?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by SebastianJu, Apr 26, 2010.

  1. SebastianJu

    SebastianJu Power Member

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    Hello,

    I lately tested a bit around these statsites that create backlinks to your page. While these I found that there are sites that place a direct backlink but even more sites that place a backlink to a non-existing subdirectory.
    For example you want to promote domain.com then there are sites that create backlinks like http://domain.com but there are sites too that create backlinks like http://domain.com/somewhere/subdirectory/andsoon/.
    This means the domain is right but the targetpage doesnt exist. So you wont get these backlinks on normal sites while you will see on a page parking at parked.com that there are a bunch of more backlinks because pages at parked catch all visitors.

    Because it makes no sense to create page or a 301 for each of those backlinkurls Im asking myself if you can recover these backlinks. Maybe about the 404-page. Does it make sense to create a custom 404-page and place a backlink to the maindomain there? Or doesnt count google such backlink when it gets a 404-signal at the same moment?
    Would it be adviced to 301-redirect all accesses to not available pages to the maindomain root? Without sending a 404? That should spare the linkjuice but is it advisable?
     
  2. SebastianJu

    SebastianJu Power Member

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    Can someone answer this? Does Google take linkjuice from links on 404-pages? Or is it advisable to forward each 404 to the maindomainurl? So that no 404 is send?