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Ranking drops after 301 redirect

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by peterstern9, Jul 15, 2014.

  1. peterstern9

    peterstern9 Regular Member

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    I bought expired domain with real PR 3, PA/DA 20+, backlink profile looks good, around 100 backlinks, few years old domain and I've redirected it to my money site yesterday. Today, I am facing little SERP drops for almost all my keywords. Is it possible that really quality (I have checked it with many tools - it is good domain for sure) domain that is 301 redirected hurts my rankings? Or it is just drop before big positive SERP movements?

    I mean, is all that authority and link juice that passes to my site puts my site in "waiting period"?
     
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    mickyfu Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    If the domain has a penalty, it will drop your site. It probably is just a Google dance.
     
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    peterstern9 Regular Member

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    No, domain is not penalized. Never spammed or something like that. I hope it's Google dance.
     
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    I have actually noticed in the past, when I have used 301's one of my websites vanished for a few days, and came back stronger.
     
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    how do you now so sure it has no penalty..?
     
  6. peterstern9

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    I am 99% sure it is not penalty, there is no reason for penalty. 301 redirected domain is good, PR 3, PA/DA 20+, never penalized, never spammed and there should be no problems with it.

    Some long-tails are going to Page 1, but some of the main keywords dropped a little bit. If it is penalty, all keywords would go down.
     
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    Get ready to witness a BIG stride forward in your SERPs. Hope your site didn't get stuck in this Google Sandbox period.

    Also update here once you see the positive movements, it will really help us.
     
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    peterstern9 Regular Member

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    Thanks, as I already said in "waiting period" thread, I will do some graphs or something like after all that to help others.

    I hope big SERP jumps are on the way, I have build tons of Web 2.0s, contextuals and all kind of backlinks for diversity, and pushed site with High PR niche related PBN links + SAPE + 1x 301 redirect.
    I am currently stuck on Page 2/3 for most of my main keywords due to waiting period, but my theory is that "link age" matters, so I have SAPE links 32 days old, and will test out will rankings go UP significantly after that "first 30 days of link age" passed.

    Will inform you.
     
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    Sometimes penalties can be difficult to detect particularly on pre-owned domains. Add the expired domain to Google Webmaster tools and check for any manual penalties.

    Something else you have to check for is relevance. Was the expired domain ranking for keywords in the same niche as your site?
     
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    I do, and they always seem to help. Although I do not just by a 301 and redirect it. Most of the times I build five quality web2's for the old domain. I then blast the web2 with url shortener pyramids then I blast the pyramids with spam. I also build url shortener pyramids direct to the old domain and spam this pyramid too.
     
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    It just google dance. 301 would hardly so any effect in 24 hours time. Give it a week or so and you can expect great things!
     
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