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Several sites deindexed, 301 redirect all to a new site?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by dday162372, Nov 30, 2011.

  1. dday162372

    dday162372 Registered Member

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    I operate several highly ranking sites for the terms "xyz city xyz business". Recently most of them were deindexed, I think because of my manipulation of Google Places, but that's besides the point of this thread. I also own the domain "USA xyz business" which was never linked to the deindexed sites through any of G's services because I never really used it.

    I am thinking the fastest way to recover is going to be by doing a 301 redirect of all the deindexed sites to the main USA site. Does this seem like a solid plan?

    Secondly would it best to redirect them all to the home page or to sub pages that reflect the appropriate city? I'm thinking sub pages would be best, but want to get your guys opinions.
     
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    If the sites are deindexed is it wise to 301 them? I mean they are not indexed so they are not sending any linkjuice. Last week i had a somewhat similar problem, a client of mine removed some 301 from the sites which i was working on and they jumped, of course i was doing SEO. Oh yeah almost forgot he pointed those 301 to site that he was handling and those sites disappeared. The conclusion was that those 301 had a negative effect. Food for thought.
     
  3. dday162372

    dday162372 Registered Member

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    Thanks for your input, just did a little digging and I think you're right.

    So what's the best plan of action now?

    I think I'll wait about a week and if nothing changes submit a reconsideration request.

    Is that the best thing I can do?
     
  4. thehause

    thehause Registered Member

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    Do the 301, i had the same situation like you did a year ago, i did a 301 from my deindexed domains (14 of them) to a new domain, the new domain jumped in serps like crazy in 2 weeks and it has been there for a little over a year now.
     
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    Kiro?
     
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    This may be 'Black hat' World, but if you try to manipulate stuff like Google Places, it's likely you will get caught out at some point. Not just by G, but local businesses/competitor's could report you.

    There's 100% no point in doing a 301 redirect of de-indexed sites. Your first step is to find out why they've been de-indexed. Submit a reconsideration request to G.
     
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    dday162372 Registered Member

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    Do you have any evidence the 301 is not a good idea? The person a couple posts above seems to have solid evidence to the contrary.

    Also, the point of this thread is not about why I was deindexed. I was actually trying to delete my google places listings and I think it triggered the manual review, but that is neither here nor there. I think long term it would be best to have one big authority site anyways. I will be doing a reconsideration request anyways though, because I want to know why they were indexed, the only thing shady I really did was off-page. Again though, this isn't about that, I'm looking for a plan that doesn't rely on G support because we know how helpful they are.
     
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    sorry to tell you dude , but ive been down the re-submission request several times and google will tell u jack!! you gotta work it out for yourself.

    When you re-submit they will tell you some bull like "sorry but your site still violates googles search quality" or some pish like that!!

    p.s. ive deleted all my content from my site, written a ton of new content and Google wanks still not happy. so im like fuck it! 301 time!!Im planning on taking the 301 advice and going for it. I'll keep you posted.
    add me skype ruebell83 , ill let you know if any good things happen!
     
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  9. skohh

    skohh Regular Member

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    Id like to know how the 301 works out, I will add you on skype.
     
  10. novel92

    novel92 Regular Member

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    small question...

    do i need to inform that in google webmaster tools when i redirect my site ???
     
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    FireTheWild Power Member

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    So it isn't a good idea to redirect the deindexed site to the new one ?
     
  12. Comic

    Comic Regular Member

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    Nope. I have one now. Dead in the water. Sadly its a new domain that someone owned before I did.

    It might be best to start all over. No use and getting caught up again.