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Do links to deleted pages still give link juice? (Deleted/expired domains)

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by CrazeWiz, Feb 8, 2017.

  1. CrazeWiz

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    You should do a redirect on the page that the links used to point to.. 301 re-direct to the new page you want to rank
     
  3. asap1

    asap1 BANNED BANNED

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    Wont pass any link juice. Thats a soft 404 in Googles eyes.

    If you want to link juice you have to make that page live again.
     
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    Hi OP,

    You won't get link juice from the deleted page.
     
  5. laur.laurix

    laur.laurix Power Member

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    Are u saying that if u redirect all 404 to the homepag, via 301 redirect, the links to those 404s won't matter? That's very untrue.

     
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    asap1 BANNED BANNED

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    Ok, believe what you want my friend.

    Its also a major footprint, Easy Blog Networks released some info that said something like 80% of all de-indexed domains 301'ed a lot of urls to the homepage. I cant link to the article since their blog is down for some reason.
     
  7. laur.laurix

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    Agreed it's a big footprint, but i don't worry much because redirecting 404s to homepage is a common seo action and would be impossible to slap via algo. As a conclusion 301 the 404s to homepage works like a charm if done right.

     
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    Yup you cant really penalized a website just for that one thing but its add to the list of red flags.

    If you add one of your sites to GWT that currently 301s 404s you will see they all come up as soft 404's.

    My question is why does Google show them as soft 404s now? Wouldn't it just be a normal 301?

    https://www.seroundtable.com/google-soft-404-links-20728.html
     
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    No, you wouldn't get any link juice by this method. 301 redirects are the best in this scenario. Agreed with laur.laurix
     
  10. rejoin14

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    I'm not sure but couldn't he not easily install wordpress instead of www.example.com directly on www.example.com/page1 ?

    Or will this help: Create a new post (just an empty page) with an interlinking to homepage?
     
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    Just recreate the pages with the highest metrics/links and link those pages via a contextual link to your money pages/homepage
     
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    No, You won't get link juice from the deleted page.