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The best way to keep the link juice from links to pages not existing anymore?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by Fking, Jul 16, 2012.

  1. Fking

    Fking Regular Member

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    Let's say you've acquired a domain with lots of links. Since the site used to have 100k+ pages, recreating them is not an option, neither setting up individual 301 redirects for each. But you want to keep as much as possible from the link juice.


    If you "catch-all" them with a 404 page and from there you do a 301 redirect to the homepage, do you think you keep the most of it, or going through a 404 page kills it?


    Any better method to do it?
     
  2. Marcink99

    Marcink99 Power Member

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    do 301 redirect to home page instead of 404
     
  3. Fking

    Fking Regular Member

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    yeah but how do you do a catch-all 301 redirect? :>
     
  4. theonly1

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    This?
    Code:
    RewriteEngine on 
    RewriteRule ^(.*)$ http://www.newdomain.com/$1 [R=301,L]
     
  5. nanavlad

    nanavlad Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    theres a plugin called digi link doctor,
    it redirects broken links to any place you want,
    definitely the easiest method

    Its somewhere on the forum
     
  6. Fking

    Fking Regular Member

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    this redirects the old domain to the new one

    in my case we have just 1 domain that has been acquired
     
  7. Fking

    Fking Regular Member

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    not if you have 100k broken links, which you don't even know them all
     
  8. mikie46

    mikie46 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Sounds like you purchased an expired domain with lots of links. Simply recreate the most important pages, the ones with high ACH ranks. You can find those by using Majesticseo. Then, for the rest of them, install Link Juice Keeper. Thats it!!
     
  9. Fking

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    not an option since they were really spread over 100k pages

    Link Juice Keeper seems to do exactly what i need but i'm not sure how it works
    if it also does 404 and then 301 it would be the same as what i do now

    have you used it?
     
  10. mikie46

    mikie46 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Why is not an option? I have a domain with 75k in links. I used Majestic to find the top 10 pages which i recreated. Then i used LJKeeper and it redirects all 404's to the root domain.
     
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    I also use link juice keeper for purchased domains. It redirects any 404 to the homepage.
     
  12. Fking

    Fking Regular Member

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    i'm already redirecting the 404s via 301 to the homepage, but wasn't sure if by going through a 404 page we still keep the link juice
    301 is confirmed by Matt Cuts to keep most of it, but there is no info what happens when there is a 404 redirect in the loop
     
  13. Fking

    Fking Regular Member

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    from the research so far seems that 404 probably kills the link juice

    and Link Juice Keeper doesn't go through 404 page so it might just do the job perfectly! :)
     
  14. Markthedude

    Markthedude Power Member

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    I installed link juice keeper since it seems like the way to go for me as well even though it's super old in terms of when it was last updated but I see others posting that it still works.

    However, I can't find the configuration menu, is there even anything I need to configure or no?
     
  15. seorank

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    good thread, bump!
     
  16. TheLinkGuy

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    I havne't tried linkjuice keeper, but as others mentioned just 301 the 404 page.

    If you are using wordpress it's dead simple and retains the link value of the lost pages, even though it does end up going to the homepage.
     
  17. Fking

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    the thing is that i researched and seems that going through 404 even if 301ed after that might kill the link juiceits better to catch it and 301 directly, especially when you don't want to do it for each page separetely, the plugin mentioned above will do great.