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Redirecting a penalized website to the new one

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by badhomaks, Feb 16, 2014.

  1. badhomaks

    badhomaks Newbie

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    Hey guys I wasn't sure where to post this but seeing as it's a way to boost rankings artificially I'll just post here.
    Long story short, my main keyword is suddenly unranked from google searches after being in 30~ies for a week or so. I'm guessing it's a penalty which would be somewhat understandable as I have a lot of guest comments (pretty much all my backlinks are) as I didn't have a private blog network back then. So should I just redirect the website to my new one (which will have pretty much the exact same content down to the theme cause I worked pretty hard on my old penalized one) or just let it be?
     
  2. deane877

    deane877 Newbie

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    Google isn't stupid, i would just make a post saying that the website was moved.
     
  3. indescent27

    indescent27 Newbie

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    According to Hayden at NoHatSEO:

    Many people when hit by a penguin/panda refresh think they have to wait until the next refresh to get their traffic back. If you have an expensive or otherwise non-expendable domain (IE a client) then you?re shit out of luck and you?ll have to wait. If your domain is under your control and expendable however (IE bluewidgetinfoworld.com) then here?s what you do:
    1. Clone your existing site on a new domain like bluewidgetinfoworld.net.
    2. Put in a global 301 redirect from your old .com website (just google this)
    Voila, within about a week you should be ranking again (often higher than you were before). HOWEVER ? if you don?t fix whatever caused you to get hit by the refresh, the new domain will also get hit during the NEXT refresh. You could always rinse and repeat? but why not just fix what was wrong with it in the first place.
     
  4. TropicalSun

    TropicalSun Regular Member

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    LOL, just redirecting a penalized domain will eventually pass along that penalty to the new site. Why not just fix the problem as advised in the message you posted?
     
  5. DamageX

    DamageX Elite Member

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    Wanna bet? If it were all that smart then there wouldn't be any blackhat SEO to begin with. ;)

    Because you never know whether the next Penguin/Panda update will be a week from now or a year from now. So while you're fixing what's wrong, why not keep rolling in the cash in the meantime?
     
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  6. Gogol

    Gogol Elite Member

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    Use javascript redirect instead. Your new domain will not get the penalty carried over, but the users will get redirected...
    inside your old page write the following :

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    <script>
    document.location.href="http://newdomain.com"
    </script>
    
     
  7. DamageX

    DamageX Elite Member

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    This won't pass on any linkjuice or rankings. You need to do a 301 redirect, in order for that to happen.
     
  8. Gogol

    Gogol Elite Member

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    Yes agreed on that point. He has to build everything up again. Doing 301 would be too risky though. I would rather prefer to fix the penalized domain anyway.