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De-valued link sources

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by tony_d, Jun 12, 2014.

  1. tony_d

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    When G discovers a site they think is selling links, they de-value that site as a link source, meaning those links stop passing link juice.

    Has anyone tested taking a de-valued site and 301'ing it, and if so, does the 301 pass the authority?
    Or does the de-value action mean that it passes nothing at all?

    Logic tells me the 301 should pass the authority, because even when a site is de-valued as a link source it still retains its own ranking ability, and still has its incoming authority intact.
     
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    How could it pass on any authority, if Google disregards it altogether?
     
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    definitely not. Played with it before when i had a disastrous year with a project last year. Google virtually disavows (don't take the use of the word too literally) the devalued site and any associated links down the trail.

    I tried 301'ing. It had no positive effect on my new project last year.

    Sorry I can't be more specific but it didnt work for me anyway.
     
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    Well that's kinda my point - G doesn't disregard it altogether. I have some sites now that I think are de-valued (expired domains that I snapped up) but they're ranking incredibly strongly for the articles, but don't seem to pass any value from OBL.

    I see... did you find any negative effect by linking out from the de-valued sites? Ie, did the target sites slip ranking, or nothing happened?
     
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    Test it indeed, it may pass along nothing and potentially a penalty.

    I'd recommend finding a site ranking top 10 for a term and 301 the domain and see what happens to the sites rankings.