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PR2 expired domain and 404 redirection

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by fferraz, Jun 8, 2013.

  1. fferraz

    fferraz Junior Member

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    I just bought an expired PR2 domain and it has more than 150 indexed pages on Google, so I am using this plugin to redirect the missing pages: wordpress.org/plugins/404-redirection.
    It is a good plugin and really works. I am going to create new content especially to backlink my other sites. Now my question is, should I send new sitemap to the webmasters tool or this would delete the indexed pages and hurt the PR?

    Anyone got experience on this?
     
  2. blacat

    blacat Regular Member

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    Make sure you redirect the 404 pages NOT to the home page. Google lately specified that they treat internal 301 redirects as page not found (404).
     
  3. fferraz

    fferraz Junior Member

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    So what you are saying is that this plugin is useless... because it only redirects to the home page.. what if we redirect the 404 pages to another page say like "About"?
     
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    blacat Regular Member

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    I'm not familiar with this specific plugin. What I'm saying is that you'll make sure to redirect to a different page than the home page. Yes, it could be the about page.
     
  5. WayneInc

    WayneInc Senior Member

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    USE 301 redirect to get the Juice...
     
  6. fferraz

    fferraz Junior Member

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    This is what this plugin does, but to the homepage. Now i am trying to set the redirects to another page.

    This is the code for the plugin:
    Code:
    */
    
    function redirect_all_404s() {
    	global $wp_query;
      	if ($wp_query->is_404) {
           wp_redirect(get_bloginfo('wpurl'),301);exit;
    	}
    }
    add_action('wp', 'redirect_all_404s', 1);
    
    
    ?>