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Question about 301 redirects

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by famalam, Dec 8, 2012.

  1. famalam

    famalam Registered Member

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    Hi,

    I'm currently using a hyphenated domain name for my money site, as the unhyphenated domain was taken by someone else. They've forgotten to renew, and I've just snatched it and now want to set up a redirect to point it to my old name.

    My question is, will that affect the page rank or SEO of the old domain?

    Ie. www.nameofwebsite.com -------->301 REDIRECT-------->www.name-of-website.com


    Will my old website, www.name-of-website.com be affected?
     
  2. the_demon

    the_demon Jr. Executive VIP

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    So long as their SEO was good it should only benefit you.
     
  3. Mrbagino

    Mrbagino Newbie

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    that have no, negative effect to give your pages..
     
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    acotut Elite Member

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    Unless they were penalised or something else,you'll enjoy the link juice they had before :)
     
  5. famalam

    famalam Registered Member

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    Excellent, that's great.

    In which case, I have one more question:

    I have found an expired domain vaguely in my niche with about 300,000 backlinks. If I buy this domain and then do a 301 redirect, will it help my SEO overall, or will it dilute the work I've done specifically for my keywords and end up putting me lower?
     
  6. pooinmyloo

    pooinmyloo Regular Member

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    I, personally, wouldn't do that. I'd buy the domain, host it with a different provider, stick on some info relevant to your niche and pop in a link to your money site. Try to keep that as the only link on the homepage. This will then direct the traffic to your site and pass on some PR.