Will Multi domains 301 to one site jeopardize SEO?

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I bought some domains from auction marketplace.
Because these domains still have same traffic,
I am thinking to make these domains all 301 redirect to one of my site to make that site more traffic.

Will multi domains 301 harm the seo ranking of the pointed site?
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  • Profile picture of the author SEO-Dave
    Depends, if the domains hold penalties they can be passed on to your domain.

    Interestingly doing this can also recover link juice from penalized domains.

    So in theory you should benefit from the link juice recovered from the domains, but be careful with what you redirect just to be on the safe side. Basically clean domains a redirect should be an SEO plus, anything that looks iffy think twice before redirecting to a money site.

    If you do have iffy domains redirect them through a third party, could send it to a free BlogSpot blog for example so if there is a penalty it's just a free blog you can drop from your link profile easily.

    Got the T-shirt on this sort of SEO :-)

    David
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    • Profile picture of the author patadeperro
      Originally Posted by SEO-Dave View Post

      Depends, if the domains hold penalties they can be passed on to your domain.
      It depends what type of penalty for example duplicated content or not enough content dont hurt the new domain

      The issue I have had with a simple 301 is that sometimes the anchor text of the previous domain is somwhat different than the terms I want to rank so it will bring you some natural traffic, but with phrases you are not specifically wanting to rank, for me the best solution is to recreate the old site or at least re create the pages that have the higher PR, and from there insert contextual backlinks with the anchor text you are interested to rank for.
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      • Profile picture of the author paulgl
        There's only one real penalty---a deindex.

        Very hard to "pass it on."

        Link juice? Forget about it.

        Very foolish to get a ton of domains and 301 them.
        You have to pay for hosting. That's dumb.

        Take them offline, again, and redirect from the domain account.
        Virtually every one does it free. That way, those are never
        really indexed.

        The problem with 301ing a ton of domains, is that they start looking like
        doorway pages. Google had to recently reiterate this in a more strongly
        fashion, as people decided that pages does not mean domain.

        In fact, forget the whole idea. Redirecting a domain or two is a normal
        thing. Any more than that, and it gets dicey.

        Paul
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  • Profile picture of the author yukon
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    Temporarily put the domain on a host & test to see If you can index some pages.

    Now you know...
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    • Profile picture of the author wedreamseo
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      Multiple 301 redirects from irrelevant domains will hurt your rankings, tried and tested

      It went wrong when I added the 4th domain so there is some space for trial and error without tanking your site instantly.

      Perhaps better to follow Yukon's advice to see how the domain responds or just grab some random page at page 5 or something and point it at that and see what happens, you can always remove the redirect in case they drop.
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      • Profile picture of the author Tim3
        Originally Posted by wedreamseo View Post

        Multiple 301 redirects from irrelevant domains will hurt your rankings, tried and tested

        It went wrong when I added the 4th domain so there is some space for trial and error without tanking your site instantly.

        Perhaps better to follow Yukon's advice to see how the domain responds or just grab some random page at page 5 or something and point it at that and see what happens, you can always remove the redirect in case they drop.
        If that's who I think it is...
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