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Htaccess and preserving PageRank

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by EditProfile, Feb 22, 2014.

  1. EditProfile

    EditProfile Newbie

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    I ran a site years ago that accumulated a lot of decent genuine white hat PR4 and PR5 page links, the domain ended up being a PR4. I closed down the site last year, but I figured why not siphon the link juice from the domain. I checked thoroughly, and all the high PR backlinks I earned are still there.

    So I setup a placeholder site using the domain with some backlinks to my current projects, so people know why the site isn't there any more. The site is literally just a .htaccess file and an index.html file, with the latter providing the page content and the backlinks to my main sites.

    In the .htaccess file I put...

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    RewriteEngine On
    RewriteBase /
    RewriteRule ^index\.html$ - [L]
    ...so the site displays the content contained in index.html.

    Bit of a silly question, but am I doing this in a way that preserves PageRank on the domain?
     
  2. BlueSteele

    BlueSteele Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    This is relevant to my interests. Subscribed.
     
  3. bartosimpsonio

    bartosimpsonio Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Don't you need some RewriteCond's before the rule?
     
  4. EditProfile

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    I don't know, that's partly why I made the thread.
     
  5. TheGamer

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    It depends on where the links are pointing to on your website. If they are simply pointing to your home pages, then just sit back and relax

    However if they are pointing to some old internal pages on your websites, then Google will get all those 404's while trying to crawl them which is not good because a page does get deindexed after consistent 404s. OP, So your best bet would be install Wordpress and something like Link Juice keeper and it will take care of redirecting any non-existent page requests to your home page.

    Moreover PR doesnt matter (I mean it does but not that much as usually assumed!) Good powerful backlinks are the real deal these days!