Move domain. Transfer content. Good or Bad?

by devdes 8 replies
Greetings Professionals and Comrades.

Please indulge me with the following:

Ive been experimenting with the following and i am trying to reach a decision:

I have 2 domains:
example: noranking[dot]com (mostly related to motoring),
example: decentranking[dot]com (related to Tech)

noranking[dot]com has no search ranking but the domain is dear to me, I have it forever and i dont want to lose it!
Over a period of 8 years or so, the domain had very poor content and it was just outright terrible.
There are no penalties. Webmaster tools has no crawl errors or any errors of any kind. The website was just old, crappy and infested with tables and php errors for a very long time.
I have been working on the domain for a few weeks. I can see some improvement even though its very very little of nothing. Google and bing have started scrolling the site more frequently. But the results are nowhere in the search results. This domain also has zero organic traffic.

I have another domain (decentranking[dot]com) which is better in terms of ranking but quite frankly, the name is silly!
I have good ranking for some phrases and it gets decent traffic from organic traffic.

On Monday i did an experiment, I uploaded all the content from noranking[dot]com to decentranking[dot]com for +/- 24 hours and the next day, like magic, the content was indexed and visible in google search. the pages that were scrolled landed on page 3 "not very good, I know" but atleast it was there!
With the other domain, i waited for a month and there was absolutely nothing!

Now im thinking of permanently moving all the content from noranking[dot]com to decentranking[dot]com and making that my primary and only functioning domain.

I will be doing this WITHOUT a 301 re-direct as there's no benefit in having users redirected. There are no users at all and I dont want decentranking[dot]com to be effected by the diseases of noranking[dot]com

Im thinking of deleting all the content on noranking[dot]com

Kindly give me your thoughts on the above, am i missing something?

Please bare in mind, both of these domains have been scolled by google, bing, yandex, yahoo etc and i am a little worried about the duplicate content story.

also, i have acquired 2 quality backlinks to noranking[dot]com, i can ask them to change the URL to the new domain but is this advisable?
#search engine optimization #bad #content #domain #good #move #transfer
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  • Profile picture of the author PromoA
    Google in the policy said that if they found that if your site is cloned from another (violate copyright) it can be banned from search engine. Google said that redirect should normally be done.
    You might consider to check the policy first.
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    • Profile picture of the author paulgl
      Originally Posted by PromoA View Post

      Google in the policy said that if they found that if your site is cloned from another (violate copyright) it can be banned from search engine. Google said that redirect should normally be done.
      You might consider to check the policy first.
      They never said anything of the kind.

      Besides, our comrade is copying HIS OWN FRIGGIN SITE!

      No after all he nonsense blabber about duplicate content from the clueless....

      Your domain might have been hit in the past, something else is wrong.

      I think it will take months for some of your brains to clear.

      Paul
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      If you were disappointed in your results today, lower your standards tomorrow.

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      • Profile picture of the author devdes
        Hi Paul. Thank you for the input.
        As of today, there has been a little movement on the old previously crappy site. Its not WAM BAM as i would like or what I expect to receive from a migration but there is a fraction of notable progress.
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  • Profile picture of the author devdes
    Thank you. I understand,
    Please take note: there is no copyright violation.
    The content belongs to the owner of both domains.
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  • Profile picture of the author Spacevt
    The content is cached on the other site so when you transfer it will flag it as duplicate content, unless your do a re-direct.
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    • Profile picture of the author devdes
      I just realised this!
      I was looking into the website visits and i noticed a crawl from [something_something].googleusercontent.
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      • Profile picture of the author devdes
        After a bit research, there has been success in deleting the pages and cache from google search
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