Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by daddymax, Jun 5, 2013.
A 301 shouldn't take very long to pass the link juice, and in my experience it will retain original positions, though there is some talk of 301's only passing a certain percentage of link juice I've seen my secondary site just fall into the position of the original.
It will depend on what changes were made. It can take up to three months but then again, it will still vary with how huge these changes were. If you make major changes, recalculation will be done and this will cause delay. I suggest you don't make huge changes all at the same time and do it gradually.
There are a lot of factors to consider here. I think whether or not the URL would fall out of the SERPs would depend on what kind of redirect you use. For example the 302 signals a temporary redirect so Google may not strip those out of the SERP?s although I have no direct experience with this.
I have moved websites using a 301 redirect and old domains typically fall out of the SERPs after 2-3 months. Even though that is true, I typically strip content from old sites to be used on new domains and the old URLs simply serve as work horses to flow traffic to a new domain. I?m assuming in your case you will leave content on your site?
All that being said, if you plan on using the domain and content again after this deal is through, I would reconsider saying yes. If you do redirect your site for a short period of time and URL?s do fall out of SERP?s, you can?t just switch back to making money again. You will likely lose all of your rankings. It may be as if that other domain sucked all the life out of yours and then left it for dead.
Again I?m not sure if this would happen but if you plan on using the site after its over, you might not want to do it.
Try to get a deal to sell the site or monetize it to make more money with it on your own rather than redirecting. Most of the time redirected sites will lose ranking. Big-G is really sensitive these days. Once site loses ranking after redirecting it is tough to recover.
It's a gamble. Have you thought about offering them a better deal to just rent your site as is - make it sweet enough for them to go for - they save money, you have less risk.
301 should work, but who knows - personally I have 301 a penalised site and got it ranking again, so based on that I know that not everything gets transferred when you perform a 301.
Rent or sell them your site, if possible. There's too much risk otherwise.
Yes I would also rent or sell the website instead.
Thanks for your help guys, the site is now rented for 3 months as a trial.
Best of luck, I think the days of passing full rank over to the target site and having it stick for the long term are over. Hopefully it will last as long as possible though.
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