I am trying to understand if one way of using a 301 redirect could/would work. I was told this would work but I do mostly SEO work on my own pages im working with...not someone elses....so...The easiest way to ask it so to make up a situation. Lets say you want to do work for a client. They are on page three for a term that is fairly easy to rank for. You do the on page seo and such and get that out of the way. Now, I set up my own website with maybe keyworded domain and other good stuff like that and spend some time building up backlinks to my own site and basically get my own site to number one or page one...basically dominate that first spot. If I then setup a 301 redirect on my domain to redirect to the clients website which is on page three...does all my backlink power then get shifted to the client? I realize I will loose the onsite and keyword power from my site but if their site has good onsite seo already that shouldnt be much of an issue...but will the off site backlinks and stuff from my domain all carry over and basically instantly super charge up the clients site and as long as their site also had pretty good on page seo it SHOULD shoot up to first page or around where my domain was located. Is that correct understanding? I was told the reason you do this is in case the client stops paying you or screws you you can change the 301 redirect from your domain and instantly they loose all those backlinks and you get them back and they will drop ranks and loose the backlink SEO work you did for them (and then you could take your site and find another client and then setup the 301 redirect for them) Is the correct understanding of how this could work?