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Site Penguin slapped, moving to new domain(question)

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by trizzypballr, May 14, 2012.

  1. trizzypballr

    trizzypballr Regular Member

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    Ok to start off, one of my best sites got slapped by Penguin. I believe its because of crappy backlinks. I have decided that I believe the best thing to do is to scrap the domain, and move the entire site onto a new domain. I found a good domain for the site, and grabbed it. Once I began to move everything I realized that this is a lot more work than I thought it would be. Is there an easy way to move everything over, or must I pretty much do everything from scratch? Copy and Paste posts, upload pics again, all of that stuff...

    Any tips are appreciated. Btw I do plan on totally wiping all the files off the original domain once I get it all moved over, so that there is not dupe content for me to worry about.
     
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    jdwurn Registered Member

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    download the database and then reupload it to the new server. Then just copy the files and change any configuration settings such as the db username and pass.
     
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    trizzypballr Regular Member

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    So the actual posts are all saved in the database? thats why I couldnt find them in the files. LoL
     
  4. loulou

    loulou Newbie

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    Very easy!. Go to old site -tools- import ( import everything from old site like xml file to your computer, then go to new site -tools-export ( export everything to a new site)! Done!
     
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    Why the hell are people doing this?

    This blows me away.

    Penguin was an algorithmic update, not manual penalty. That means you CAN fix whatever problems you have run into. Starting over is just that, starting over. Sure a 301 can retain SOME of the linkjuice that you created, but it doesn't retain all of it.

    You are falling into the game exactly as G would have hoped for. Don't do that. In fact, I bet they are laughing their asses off in the response that their several algo updates have caused. People are canceling services, killing domains, and doing a bunch of unnecessary actions that set themselves farther back.

    Figure out WHERE you fucked up, and try and fix it. If you are so anxious to start over, then do that, start completely over on a fresh domain while trying to fix your preexisting domain.
     
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    If you have built 10 000 blog network links, thru 100 networks, linkwheels, blog comments.... You simply cant fix the issue.
    New domain sounds like a reasonable solution. (do not redirect old domain to new one, would will redirect a penalty with it)
     
  7. jdwurn

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    Penguin is an algorithmic penalty which is refreshed periodically. That has been confirmed by Matt Cutts who actually suggests starting over. Starting over is a quicker way to recover in most cases. I have already proven this in my own personal case studies. The only exception is if you have a really big site with thousands of pages that will be impossible to recreate. In that case, repair is the better option. For small sites it is easier to start over.

    I am not sure about moving the same content though as the op is trying.

     
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    krzysiekz Senior Member

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    My advice; don't follow everything Matt Cunts asks you to do.
     
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    Link?
     
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    trizzypballr Regular Member

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    There were a few odd things I needed to fix, but this really worked like a charm! Was so much easier than moving everything manually!
     
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    I bought some pretty crappy links that I was able to get away with, until Penguin. I also had like 60%+ anchor text being the same main keyword(Im new, didnt know not to do that when I did it) also had a 10k SB blast on my root(once again didnt know any better when I had it done).