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What happens if you remove a 301 redirect?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by reallife, Sep 5, 2012.

  1. reallife

    reallife Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    That is:
    Site A is penalized.
    Site A is then 301 redirected to Site B.
    After a while, Site B is penalized.
    Question: if you remove the redirect, is Site B *still* penalized? Or does the penalty for Site B go away?
     
  2. bublifuk

    bublifuk Newbie

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    So you telling me that the redirection of penalized site A to site site B, make the site B penalized? I dont think so, i know that the penalization can not be redirected. If yes than you can bann any site you want , just do the new redirection, that is why i think it is not possible.
    Are you sure that site B is penalized because of redirection?
     
  3. reallife

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    Yes. There are many examples throughout the board of people who've redirected sites and found that the penalty extends to their new site a few weeks later.
     
  4. niggy

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    OP is probably confusing himself. You're not passing a penalty when you 301 redirect, you're not passing anything really. Instead you are just forwarding one URL to another URL. A consequence of that is that all the links that pointed to the original URL now point to the 301ed URL. If there is an algorithmic link signal that is suppressing your SERPs for a 301ed page, removing the 301 can get rid of that.

    301s have nothing to do with penalties really, just with the links that are pointing to a given page or domain. If the links on the page that your redirecting are shit, they're still going to be shit, period. If those links are causing a page to be suppressed, 301ing a page won't do anything to help that (except temporarily escape suppression until the next data refresh.)
     
  5. Maja92

    Maja92 Regular Member

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    Lol, wow... is this WF? Talking as if what you say is factual. You are wrong niggy. The OP is correct, if you 301 a penalized site to a new fresh site, that penalty will indeed carry over a few weeks later. I have TESTED this personally and tested it extensively.

    OP, based on my tests, the penalty will indeed be nulled if you remove the 301 redirect.
     
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  6. jamunkala

    jamunkala Regular Member

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    Even if the penalty carries over after a few weeks, it also go away after a few weeks.
     
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  7. reallife

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    Don't think I was the one confused, actually - I think the last two posters understood what I was saying, and had the answer I was looking for. Thanks :)
     
  8. tedchang8592

    tedchang8592 Regular Member

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    in my case:

    A site is penalized (drop to 500+)
    301 to B
    build some private network backlinks to B
    B now ranks at 10-15 for 2 months