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Question about 301 redirect

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by bibirisca, Apr 14, 2011.

  1. bibirisca

    bibirisca Junior Member

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    I have 2 sites ranking on page one in google for a keyword.

    Site 1 is ranking 1st
    Site 2 is ranking 4th

    If I do a 301 redirect from Site 2 to Site 1 will Site 2 lose it's position in the serps?

    Thank you.
     
  2. beazt

    beazt Power Member

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    I would like to know this too. I think it will because 301 would tell SE crawlers than site has moved permanently to a new URL, which in this case is site 1. So it doesn't make sense for site 2 to still rank for its keyword.

    Anyone who has experience with this?
     
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    beazt Power Member

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    Bump. Any inputs on this?
     
  4. bibirisca

    bibirisca Junior Member

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    I really need to know the answer...

     
  5. schwagoo

    schwagoo Jr. Executive VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Yes once you 301 a site, it will lose it's rank and pass on the link authority to the 301 target. It may take days, weeks, or more than a month...but the 301 site will fall off the SERPS
     
  6. supportnhelp

    supportnhelp Regular Member

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    yes site 2 will loss it's position. Not only postion, but it will deindex in 1 to 2 weeks.

    As you are telling google, you want site 1 only, and all link juice on site 2 will pass to site 1

    I did it. Site that i redirect , it lose position then google deindex it and rank site 1.

    OOPS: i just notice, its old thread, i was searching 301 redirect and post comment on it. anyway, it may help some one.

    Thanks.
     
  7. Kaithe.Clarke

    Kaithe.Clarke Regular Member

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    As soon Google discover 301 status on your site 2, it will redirect everything (traffic and crawlers) on your site 1...
    Although, results of site 2 may appear in search results but on clicking the results traffic will be redirected to site 1.
     
  8. mbhmirc

    mbhmirc Regular Member

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    this is a really old post thats been answered already guys NO NEED TO POST :p
     
  9. Ignition

    Ignition Regular Member

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    I got my exact rankings back within 1 month after 301 redirect from my blogspot.com subdomain to custom domain.
     
  10. j1300

    j1300 BANNED BANNED

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    Is there a way to 301 redirect all pages of site1.com to site2.com? (so site1.com/abc will still redirect to the homepage at site2.com)
     
  11. milian

    milian Power Member

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    So you want all pages from the old site to redirect just to the new site home page?

    if so put this in the .htaccess file on the old site:


    Options +FollowSymLinks
    RewriteEngine on
    RewriteRule (.*) http://www.newsitegoeshere.com/$1 [R=301,L]
     
  12. j1300

    j1300 BANNED BANNED

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    Hm, it is redirecting the homepage correctly but is still redirecting site1.com/page.html to its equivalent site2.com/page.html
     
  13. milian

    milian Power Member

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    hmmm, is there anything else in the .htaccess file?

    Try this code, see if it works better:


    Options +FollowSymLinks
    RewriteEngine on
    RewriteRule ^(.*)$ http://www.newsitegoeshere.com/$1 [R=301,L]