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What is the proper method to do 301 redirect to a new domain

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by lumiux, Sep 12, 2019.

  1. lumiux

    lumiux Registered Member

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    Hi,
    I have redirected two expired relevant domains to my money site. The 301 redirects that i have applied are from the domain dashboard(web forwarder). I am not hosting the domains. The redirect i applied is like this:
    www.exp-domain.com >> www.domain.com

    Now the problem is :
    If The try to open any internal link of the expired domain(www.exp-domain.com/xyz)..it opens (www.domain.com/xyz) and shows a 404 in the money site. I want all internal pages to rediect to the home page of money site.

    How can i achieve that? I am not hosting these domains .I have just applied forward from the domain dashboard. Please advice
     
  2. KenWalker

    KenWalker Junior Member

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    handle 404 on the new domain
    create links , find the links to create from ahrefs , run a small script to create those links n the directory structure
     
  3. KONODIODA

    KONODIODA Junior Member

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    . htaccess
     
  4. lumiux

    lumiux Registered Member

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    Will redirecting all 404s to Homepage of the new domain resolve the problem?
     
  5. lumiux

    lumiux Registered Member

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    I cant use .htaccess because the expired domain is not hosted anywhere. I have just applied a 301 redirect from the domain dashboard of the domain registar
     
  6. KenWalker

    KenWalker Junior Member

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    it should but honestly i would do it a different way ( as explained )
    others with more knowledge can tell you .
    i would make sure all old links still work
     
  7. KenWalker

    KenWalker Junior Member

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    and 404 to homepage as a backup
     
  8. CanuckSEO

    CanuckSEO Registered Member

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    Not sure if this is what you mean but when I changed domains I just redirected pages to the homepage, and from the homepage I redirected to the new website domain.

    Let me know if this is what you mean.
     
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  9. lumiux

    lumiux Registered Member

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    Can you explain what your approach should be?
    1: redirect all internal links of the expired domain to the expired domains home page
    2: then 301 redirect the expired domain to the main website.
    3: Redirect all 404s of the main website to its homepage.

    Is this method correct?
     
  10. lumiux

    lumiux Registered Member

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    You mean to say, first you redirect all internal pages of that expired domain to its home page, then apply 301 redirect to the money site...Am i correct here?
     
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  11. CanuckSEO

    CanuckSEO Registered Member

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    You're correct. It didn't seem to affect the websites SEO, but I would hate to see your SEO affected by this so you might want to wait for a different answer.

    Best of luck my friend!