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Redirecting multiple aged sites to one

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by Netvertiser, May 26, 2016.

  1. Netvertiser

    Netvertiser Registered Member

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    This is an old tactic and I wonder does it still work...

    I plan on buying a website from competitor that isn't working on it anymore and then just 301 redirect to my website, trying to match content, not just redirecting it all to the homepage.

    My question is how does Google see this?

    Also, how far can I got with this - can I buy more competitors' websites and 301 redirect to mine?
     
  2. redrays

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    I don't know if it still works, but I saw a similar setup working well in one of my niches ~12 months ago. To be more specific, this guy bought about 10 aged domains, all from different niches, and redirected them to his homepage. He was then able to rank 1-3 for a nice basket of long tail keywords.
     
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    I think that Brian Deen wrote about that not too long ago and called it the "merger method". As long as the other website is niche relevant it still works because in the real world this happens all the time with buyouts and rebranding.
     
  4. Netvertiser

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    I figured it should be a part of a natural thing.
     
  5. ThopHayt

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    10 seems risky unless it was done over a span of years. 301 is still valid but MUST be done with relevant sites in your niche that have good link profiles and are well aged. And if you blast too many Google WILL come after you. The downside out weighs the gains of over doing 301's. But one or two QUALITY ones is something I myself like to do.
     
  6. Netvertiser

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    It could be it also depends on the size of website being redirected vs the original site.

    Too many too fast could be a problem unless the original is long standing authority and/or isn't moving close to some other penalty thresholds. I guess it's like with backlinks. 10.000 are fine added over time. Added overnight and you have a problem.

    I guess you could put the redirected website on a separate host so it's not seen like it's owned by the same entity.
     
  7. Aiden_1

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    Google crawler crawls regularly and find many new sites and modified sites. In the same way, it crawls your site too. This assumes as a new or modified site that seen in the google page.

    It crawls only robot.txt which has the follow and no follow links of your site. If 301 redirect to your new domain, it crawls the link of your main site.

    But bunch of links to the same page of the same site from the various different site, will hurt your main site and it may penalized by google.
     
  8. hatsatz

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    Redirecting multiple aged domains to a domain is good. It helps you to increase your ranking. But your domain should be little aged and with quality contents.
    I think, If your website is new means, 301 redirect from multiple domains is not good. You can put less number of 301 redirects to a new domain until your new domain gets aged.
    If you do redirect multiple aged domains to new domain you get penalized by Google.
     
  9. SEO FOX

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    Yup its a good idea to redirect the aged sites
     
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