Hey everyone, I want to get your advice on something. I have a PR4 site (built over 3 years, 100% unique content) which lost 1/3 of its traffic after penguin. This must have been after a directory blast I had done, since most of the links were deindexed. My conclusion is that penguin does indeed penalize sites that have a high-ratio of deindexed backlinks. I have tried every single method on the planet to get my traffic back to no avail. Because I own the .NET of the site, I plan to make a completely new site in the same niche but with a new wordpress theme and outsource someone to re-write every blogpost with 100% uniqueness. My question is whether it would be safe to place a link to the new site on the old site so that some of the PR juice passes on, or would that also transfer the penalty? Note: I am not simply doing a 301 redirect. This will be like a brand-new site.