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Does google know when im rediirecting expired domains to my site?!

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by Holla1, Nov 8, 2014.

  1. Holla1

    Holla1 Regular Member

    Aug 26, 2014
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    Does it matter what the old site used to be also?

    I think the site is completely unrelated to what my site is about.

    Does google check this.:cool:
  2. Silverbak

    Silverbak Junior Member

    Sep 29, 2014
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    Google will figure it out - how else do you think it passes link juice.

    Personally, I only redirect sites in the same exact niche but I'm going for authority long term sites and I normally only redirect one or two (after I've placed content on it a while and let it "age"). If you're going for churn and burn, I've read many times that it doesn't matter the niche - that being said those threads are from six months to a year ago or more.

    To do a 301 that completely makes Google happy (and if you're using it for what it was designed for) - the best way is to 301 via .htaccess AND then tell Google in Webmaster tools that you are moving the site. Bing has a similar process. The only time I do domain register redirects is when I'm buying up the other extensions (i.e. .net, .co, etc) for branding.

    I want to reiterate my approach is from a long term pre authority site setup and others do it differently for churn and burn.


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  3. SEO Power

    SEO Power Elite Member

    Jul 14, 2014
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    Some might argue that Google wouldn't know but I believe they would because they are also a domain registrar. That said, it doesn't really matter because people buy and sell domains all the time. It's a normal thing. It only becomes dubious when you 301 an irrelevant domain to your site.