OK so my sites got hit a couple of days ago but I do have a question. One of the sites ranked on the first page and this was because I redirected a previous domain to it that I used to use (in the same niche). The old domain never got penalised either now or previous to that I simply wanted to change my domain name a while back. My question is this - Since my new domain got penalised could I simple use the old site that hasn't been penalised and redirect it to another new domain? Google wouldn't pass the penalty backwards surely?