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My Experience Regarding Penguin and 301 Redirects

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by Santa Claus, May 18, 2012.

  1. Santa Claus

    Santa Claus Registered Member

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    Here's what I did and what happened:


    1. Selected a website that used to rank really high but was hit by penguin
    2. Registered a new domain
    3. Took all the content and put into the new domain (changing links of course)
    4. 301'ed the old domain to the new one
    5. In about 5 days I got my rankings back
    6. It lasted for like 10 days
    7. Now the site is dropping by the minute

    It seems to not work all times, I did this exact same thing for another domain and nothing happened.

    I also tracked highly competitive terms, payday loans for example the top websites rank through 301 for like 10 days then drop, then they change the redirect again, more 10 days, another drop (e.g. http://whitepaydayloans.org.uk/ was first up until very recently). The TOP 3 right now have PR0 and some of than were registered in less than 30 days ago. There's a thread about it: http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackh...fully-scam-google-into-ranking-your-site.html
     
  2. wingman80

    wingman80 Regular Member

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    probably the penalty has been passed down.
     
  3. KevinA

    KevinA Regular Member

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    I did exactly the same thing, however its been a week and the new site hasn;t ranked even for a second.
    Quick question - have you been backlinking to the new site? I haven't and maybe that's the reason.
     
  4. mrmidjam

    mrmidjam Regular Member

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    I was thinking about trying this, might not be worth the effect then. Please let me know if the site ever improves.
     
  5. zoomsixx

    zoomsixx Senior Member Premium Member

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    I have decided to start with a new domain. I want to make sure my customers find the new site. I don't want to do a 301 redirect. Should I maybe just have the page link to the new site with a message?
     
  6. VHSEO_Mike

    VHSEO_Mike Junior Member

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    But if your earlier site dropped due to Penguin, then how will people find it in the first place to then connect to the new site through the message? Apologies if I this is not what you meant.
     
  7. zoomsixx

    zoomsixx Senior Member Premium Member

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    I have existing customers, repeat costumers that is. I also receive traffic from other places besides Google. Yes, it is possible. I actually just sent out an email telling my customers about the new site and did a meta refresh on my old site with a noindex and nofollow just to be safe.