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Redirecting a penalized domain to an other one

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by and5rey, Jun 6, 2016.

  1. and5rey

    and5rey Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    I have a website A that is on the 2nd page on Google for my keyword and I also have a website B that is ranking on the 11th page for this same keyword. This website B was #1 on Google for this same keyword a few years ago, but then it got penalized.

    I wonder if I do a 301 redirect of the domain of the B website to the A website, can this help the A website? (I'm struggling to get to page 1) Or will it harm it, as B is a penalized website?
     
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    My experience has been that redirected toxic domains cause harm... If they have truly been permanently penalized by google then redirecting them, pointing DNS, or using them for new websites is usually pointless and in a few cases harmful at least temporarily.

    I suggest you work with a toxic domain experimentally can keep it away from your money sites and primary google accounts. See what you can or can't do with it so you know in the future. And then share what you find here! :)

    Ted
     
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    I used this method like magic back in 2013.. site down, redirect, down again, redirect... got my original ranking back up in a few days.. But the big G no longer let's you have it of course.. I doubt it'd do any harm, but probably won't benefit you either.. Of course if most of your seo of site A will depend on the 301 from site B, then it may do harm.. So I wouldn't use it at all.
     
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