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Is it possible to rank a domain that redirects to another?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by Nauthiz666, Jan 15, 2013.

  1. Nauthiz666

    Nauthiz666 Senior Member

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    A clients website got penalized before he signed up with me. His site is pretty much out of the serps big time. Is it possible to buy a new domain for him that redirects to his regular site and rank the domain that redirects?
     
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    2011nfl Supreme Member

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    I used to own a website back in the days, and I had .co.cc domains directing to it. Somehow those domains were ranking (not sure how because I didn't know anything about seo back then) So, I really don't know but I guess its possible.
     
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    Endire Elite Member Premium Member

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    Nauthiz666,

    I don't see why this wouldn't work. If it were the other way around (bad domain to new domain) then there would be a problem there but as long as you keep the new domain clean you should be able to rank it.

    You could also submit the domain to web master tools and put in a notification to Google that the domain has changed and is being redirected to the old domain (that isn't showing up in search).

    Most of the info online talks about redirecting penalized domains to new domains (which doesn't work). I think you should be alright here.

    Best,

    Shawn