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Redirecting A Hit Website!

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by cloakme, Jun 12, 2012.

  1. cloakme

    cloakme Regular Member Premium Member

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    Any knowledge appreciated. I have never redirected a whole website over to a new domain before and am looking for some opinions/help.

    I had a website that was on the top of google in many different keywords before the update and now it is gone. Not in the top 100 at all. I still have been linking to it in a variety of ways and it hasn't budged.

    I was thinking about cloning the site and deleting the other and just redirecting this domain over to the new site since I have faithful customers that already know the url.

    Is this a good idea or will I receive a penalty to the new site from G.
     
  2. virginpose

    virginpose Regular Member

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    I wouldn't do it anymore, I did for a site and thought I had escaped the penalty but it got passed over about 3 weeks after the redirect. A lot of others have similar stories of the penalty passing over too.
     
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    VIC SEO Elite Member

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    Its a good thing you are doing.Dont delete the blog ,instead re-direct.Getting customers is hardest part.You can keep your customers with you if you re-direct.
     
  4. cloakme

    cloakme Regular Member Premium Member

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    Thanks for the replies. I appreciate it. Is there any more people that have any knowledge on this. I don't want to jump into it an have the same problem. It would be worthless. Thanks in advance..
     
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    If you do decide to go the right of setting up a new website then I would suggest using the Permanent redirect to let Google know the redirect is going to be there for good.
     
  6. codo3500

    codo3500 Regular Member

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    I made 2 sites after penguin.
    - One was a duplicate of a hit site, with a 301 to it from the old hit site
    - One was a completely fresh site

    While I'm yet to be hit again with the penalty, the 301'd site is being outranked by the new site that I've done sensible linkbuilding on. Sensible linkbuilding makes Panda your bitch - forget your old site.
     
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    cpaviking Newbie

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    301 redirect it to a duplicate domain. AND build a new domain. Maybe post on the old one that you are moving.
     
  9. Four Seasons

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    You can redirect the whole website into a new domain, still getting the link juice. Edit the .htacess file in the home directory of the old website, add the line:

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    RedirectMatch 301 / (.*) http://newdomain.com
     
  10. SuperNoobInc

    SuperNoobInc Regular Member

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    Will this pass the penalty to the new domain tho?
    I have read mix answers here.. I am a little confused here myself as well.
     
  11. cloakme

    cloakme Regular Member Premium Member

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    Ladies & Gentlemen, After all the replies I am still not sure on what is the best option. Should I just duplicate a new domain(site) and the do a permanent 301 redirect or should I just wait and hopefully it will be put back in the serps down the road. I will tell you I learned my lesson with the big G. I am actually building many different sites for the same niches now. I am then to be doing different seo tactics on all of them so if I get hit on one them I won't hopefully be hit on all of them. I am using different web-hosting and having all of my info private so they can't be linked in anyway. This way I can hopefully really dominate the niches also.
     
  12. Robby54

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    This is what I want to know to.. I mean weather to create a new site or not?

    As for the 301 It is a hit or miss. I tried it with 3 sites (before peguin) and all three of the passed the penalty. But for some it dose not hit until later and some not at all.

    This is why I say it is a hit more miss type of situation.