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Is 301 redirect/penalty reversible?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by born2drv, Nov 11, 2013.

  1. born2drv

    born2drv Newbie

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    So back in 2010 I had 2 websites penalized, both ranked for same keywords on page 1 before penalty.

    Fast forward now.....
    Site #1 (older, more links) still has algo penalty...
    Site #2 (newer, some links) gets completely redesigned, and via reconsideration requests and disavow tool MANUAL PENALITY LIFTED!

    Site #2 started to slowly recover it's rankings....

    BUT I then 301'd site #1 to site #2, and rankings fell. (DAMN!)

    So 1 month later, I just now changed the 301 of site #1 to some other website.

    Do you think the site #2 will recover when Google sees the 301 going somewhere else now? Is 301 reversible? Did I screw it up?
     
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  2. gavinb

    gavinb Junior Member

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    sorry but site 2 will not recover. You get manual penalty lifted and then screw it and then want to get it back. Not gonna happen. Also the backlink profile of your site 1 matters a lot. If they were junk links they will be passed to any site so i would suggest to stay away from both these sites and build a new one.

    Cheers,
     
  3. bartosimpsonio

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    When you directed the penalized site to the new one it clobbered the newer domain.

    If you build a good link base to the newer one it'll be more immune to that sort of attack. Remember, any competitor can redirect their penalized sites to yours....
     
  4. born2drv

    born2drv Newbie

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    OK i screwed up... but by redirecting site #1 to somewhere else now, won't google stop passing the links and link juice / penalty to site #2????

    how can 2 or more websites get the inbound links from a 301 redirect?????