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Ranking After Removing a 301

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by lanbo, Jan 21, 2013.

  1. lanbo

    lanbo Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    So here's my current situation:

    I have Site A and Site B (domain in the same niche).
    Site B was NOT being used, so I did a 301 redirect to Site A.

    If I were to remove the 301 redirect from (Site B -> Site A) will it still rank normally, without Google thinking the two are associated (the two are hosted on different IPs)?
     
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  2. Endire

    Endire Elite Member Premium Member

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    Ianbo,

    Both sites should be able to rank normally after you remove the redirect. If you have them both set up in webmaster tools, you could also notify Google there that these properties are independent of one another. That's just my opinion.

    This guy seems to think differently,

    http://getluky.net/2010/12/14/301-redirects-cannot-be-undon/

    Hope that helps,

    Shawn
     
  3. aka sam

    aka sam Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    if the site B ..had a lots of back links .. then you were passing a hell lots of link juice to site A...so once you remove those back links you may get a slight decrease in your ranking...

    as far as site B is concerned, it will rank normally..as it used to rank
     
  4. turbohacker

    turbohacker Regular Member

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    A 301 from site B to site A will pass link juice from Site B to Site A. Therefore this 301 WILL influence the rankings and have a negative effect on your rankings should this "link" between site A and B be removed...

    Resource:

    http://www.seomoz.org/learn-seo/redirection
     
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    Removing 301 will affect rankings only if you are gaining significant movements with the help of the 301'd site.