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PBN - redirect all non-existing pages to home

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by nonai, Mar 29, 2014.

  1. nonai

    nonai Power Member

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    I had a question about setting up PBN

    so I know a lot of guys do this when they buy a domain: you redirect all previously existing pages to homepage. So if the old domain used to have a page called example.com/article123, obviously article123 no longer exists because the domain expired, so that gets redirected to example.com so you can get all the possible link juice.

    my question is, does this really work in terms of ranking you? It doesn't raise red flags? because if there are 40 domains in a PBN and all 40 domains redirect all pages to homepage, I think that's pretty suspicious?
     
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  2. allaboutdomains

    allaboutdomains Junior Member

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    I would actually suggest going to Top pages in ahrefs or some other tool and recreate the urls where there are a lot of external links pointing to the pages. As far as looking fishy, it is not unusual for sites to change the url structure of the site from article123 to something more descriptive like best-expired-domain-practices.
     
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  3. Vic Sage

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    It's not really suspicious if you have all sites on different IP's.

    Yes, it works pretty good. Though, I didn't see much of a difference if it's not done. You can do it on 50% sites of the network and leave the rest without it.

    Better go with aged domains which carry much more firepower.
     
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    i read on webhostingtalk that doing a 301 to the root on all the 404's is "SEO Suicide"

    any pros care to shed some light on that?
     
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    Redirecting the 404 pages is definitely a "Suicide". But op is talking about pages that the site previously had and isn't indexed as 404 by Google yet.