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Penguin and moving to a new domain

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by andreasmauer, Oct 15, 2014.

  1. andreasmauer

    andreasmauer Newbie

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    Hi,

    I have a domain that got penalized by Penguin 2.1

    I guess I am already late for the next update, so I will have to wait an extra update or refresh in order to "maybe" get my rankings back.

    I can't wait that long, so I am thinking about to start from 0 with a new domain, and use a js redirect from the old one. On that way I don't transfer the penalty but the users. What do you think about it?

    Some SEOs told me that by cloning the website, Google may somehow transfer the penalty, so I should rewrite all the content, or remove totally the content from the old domain before to launch the new one.

    Any thoughts?
     
  2. intruder2600

    intruder2600 Junior Member

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    You're to late. You have about 20% chance that 301 redirect will help. Google has simply disabled redirects.

    You can always try, but in my case - I've made lots of redirects and it didn't help in most cases. Think about new domains, new websites. Start all over again.
     
  3. NLhead38

    NLhead38 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    If it no longer ranks, I would do this: Redirect to a authoritive domain and try to see if this will get your rankings back.
     
  4. wizdorf

    wizdorf Regular Member

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    Why not try a final push before Penguin is rolled out? Nobody knows for certain when it will be released and there may still be a chance.

    Start cleaning up those links today.