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What does it mean when a website redirects on archive.org

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by Wisiu, Dec 4, 2016.

  1. Wisiu

    Wisiu Registered Member

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    After crawling dozens of domains, I found a decent amount of good ones, however, when I check archieve.org it redirects all of them to a different domain name?

    What exactly does this mean? Good? Bad? Doesn't matter? Should I dump the domain?

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  2. djp371

    djp371 Elite Member

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    If the site is redirected to something like a new version of their old site then it could be that new owner migrated the content to a new site and applied 301 to pass the link juice, this is just fine. But also, there are domains that were redirected for SEO purposes and I dump these kind of domains.
     
  3. Nargil

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    It depends.

    Often, these domains are redirected to parking pages, which is the most common redirect you will see and you shouldn't be too worried about it. Then there are redirects like Dip mentoned, that redirect old site to a new site. These are okay too. And then there are redirects for SEO purposes. In my opinion, and this is higly subjective, I don't see any issues with these either. The penalty can pass one way from redirected domain to the new domain, but never heard of it happening the other way around. Even then, it's quite easy to check what kind of domain the new domain was. If it's spammy shit, avoid it if you want, if it's legit... I would go for it. It's up to you.