Hey guys, did a few searches and found this: http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackh...31168-301-redirect-got-me-manual-penalty.html But my attempts failed! Hoping someone can help me with the below: I've had a manual penalty happen on my site 3 months ago, from SAPE type links. Afterwards I had the person remove the links, all of them and filed for reconsideration - it failed. Subsequently I created a new domain about 4 weeks after SAPE links being removed, and setup a 301 redirect to a new domain. The rankings have all returned, and are increasing by the day. However, my question is this. Does Google only look at the ranking signals coming from a 301 redirect, or does it actually have something in place where it sees the old penalty and then passes it over eventually? I'm asking this because I know for a fact that all the bad links are gone. I've only got around 15-18 links remaining and a few social signals. Would it be better to cut the risk and turn off the 301 and continue building on the current rankings or should I just keep it considering it should be safe now? (3 months after) I could also remove the 301, disavow any other crappy links I see on the other site and file for reconsideration. Once it goes through (If it does) setup the 301 again to help any rankings restore. Let me know what you guys think of this messy scenario!