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Theoretical Link Question

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by blackberry, Jul 26, 2009.

  1. blackberry

    blackberry Power Member

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    Hi guys,

    I have a theoretical question of interest in relation to SEO.

    Imagine for a moment I have a website called example.com

    Now suppose example.com is currently being redirected, tempoarly to some CPA offer.

    Keeping in that in mind, if I go and start link building to example.com and then later decide to get rid of the tempoary redirect (from example.com to whatever the destiniation is), will example.com get credited with these links ?(ignore pagerank and and so on, just purely the link itself), and will these links bring traffic?

    Or will it be a case of building links being a waste of time due to the redirecting being turned off?
     
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    Jcsarokin Power Member

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    Id recommend just putting the redirect on example.com/titleforyouroffer

    Yes example.com would have all the backlinks that you built even though it was redirecting.
     
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    oldenstylehats Elite Member Premium Member

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    It actually depends on the kind of redirect.
     
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    ** oops I didnt know that the type of redirect matters. I usually just use html redirects and im good to go.
     
  5. oldenstylehats

    oldenstylehats Elite Member Premium Member

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    There are multiple kinds of HTTP redirects.

    Copied from Wikipedia because I'm lazy:
    • 300 multiple choices (e.g. offer different languages)
    • 301 moved permanently
    • 302 found (e.g. temporary redirect)
    • 303 see other (e.g. for results of cgi-scripts)
    • 307 temporary redirect

    Google and company don't necessarily care as much as they did a few years ago. However, if you're actually redirecting to a different domain for legitimate reasons, it is best to follow HTTP standards. If it is a permanent redirect, use a 301. If it is only temporarily then it is best to use a 302.
     
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  6. blackberry

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    Thank you, to all of you. I appreciate the answers.

    And yes, they were legimate redirects. I am testing a theory on links in terms of a 307 where if you get example.com and redirect that to a CPA offer (it just looks better than the shorturl etc) , and then later decide to get rid of the redirect and build your own site, that it would rank better and have more traffic.

    In other words build links and traffic using your own domain and some months later decide to unviel your domain with a good bit of traffic etc.

    Its hard to explain...but i let you guys know how it goes..