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Does a penalty pass on to a sub-domain?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by Iceman1978, Aug 7, 2014.

  1. Iceman1978

    Iceman1978 Registered Member

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    I had a site which was slapped with a manual penalty for thin content. I know what the problem is and am in the process of changing the site to pass the manual review.
    In the meantime,can I make a subdomain of this site? Or will it pass the penalty on?
    Any thoughts appreciated as the site took me a year to build up to have strong url and domain rank
     
  2. mlmin2014

    mlmin2014 Newbie

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    I would switch over to a new domain altogether, though I do not think the penalty would pass over to a sub domain.
     
  3. Nick Flame

    Nick Flame Executive VIP Premium Member

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    A couple years ago i read a seo study that showed domain passes penalties to subdomains, but no viceversa. Subdomains don't pass penalties to main domains. Not sure how it is nowadays, but i would start on a new domain. 10$ is nothing compared to the headache you'll have if you pass the penalty.