Redirect from premium website was used for spam does it hurt my website?

C45HC0W

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I just bought a service which redirects from huffpost to my website via a 301 redirect. however I saw on ahrefs that this website was probably already used for spam.
So will this hurt my website?

huffingtonpost -> website -> mysite
 

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Yes I think it will but you don't know until you test.

Just make sure it's not your main website.
 

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Withot knowing what the website in the middle is, nobody can tell for sure.

If it's some spammed and formerly abused crap, then yes, that might hurt your site alright.

If it's penalized, then it will almost surely hurt your site, considering that 301 redirects pass penalties.

If it's some niche irrelevant crap, then you can screw your site as well.

Properly check the domain and make up your mind.
 
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