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Is it risky to re-use same theme and layout of one of my penalized sites on same niche?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by balsagoth007, Oct 28, 2013.

  1. balsagoth007

    balsagoth007 Elite Member

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    I had one good converting website that got penalized for using sape. Now i started from scratch and reaching page 1 very soon. My question is it risky to use the same design copy of the old one in a new one (on different host and ip) ? only the logo will change!
     
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  2. TheLinkGuy

    TheLinkGuy Power Member

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    Not at all!

    THink about how much easier negative SEO Would be if I could just copy someones theme, get the site penalized and then have them receive the penalty as well?

    JUST DONT 301 the penalized domain.
     
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  3. erickishere

    erickishere Elite Member

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    Pretty sure it won't...its just a theme lol
     
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    If you have all the other footprints like whois covered shouldnt be a big deal.
     
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    goosefrabah Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Definitely not. There are far too many themes and layouts used for Google to truly use it as a factor! I would go about my business without an ounce of concern.
     
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    I would probably change the background color and make some other minor changes to it.
     
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  8. balsagoth007

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    Thanks everyone for the responses, much appreciated!