301 redirect to subpage

by pjp007
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(domains are fictitious)

I have classicmovies.net which is ranking great for "classic movies". Say top 5 position in google.

I also own movieworld.com (no rankings). That website has a subcategory called "classic movies" at movieworld.com/classic

Now I'm going to redirect (301) my old site (classicmovies.net) to the subpage movieworld.com/classic.

What happens with the rankings? Will they "move" as well?
Will movieworld.com/classic get the same rankings from the old site?
#301 #redirect #subpage
  • Profile picture of the author Johnsena
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  • Profile picture of the author massping
    Ranking will transfer to subpage, dont worry !
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  • Profile picture of the author pjp007
    I would love to get an answer from an SEO expert. Not from people who desperately want to promote their signature links...
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    • Profile picture of the author paulgl
      That's not really what a 301 redirect was designed
      for. Its intention was for internal pages that may
      have been changed or deleted.

      If you 301 the site, everything gets lost over time.
      Everything.

      Why not put a link, front and center, to the page
      you wish to now promote? That's a much better
      idea. Instant high profile backlink.

      Besides, with a 301, you still need to pay for hosting.

      If you really want to obliterate the site, just do a
      domain forwarding. No hosting and virtually everyone
      does this for free.

      BTW: Obliterating is not a good idea. Hosting is
      dirt cheap now.

      Keep the site intact and you now have your very own
      place to create links. Big secret, I guess.

      Paul
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  • Profile picture of the author pjp007
    And can I do it at the registrar?

    Or is the .htaccess necessary?
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  • Profile picture of the author nkneuper
    Originally Posted by pjp007 View Post

    (domains are fictitious)

    I have classicmovies.net which is ranking great for "classic movies". Say top 5 position in google.

    I also own movieworld.com (no rankings). That website has a subcategory called "classic movies" at movieworld.com/classic

    Now I'm going to redirect (301) my old site (classicmovies.net) to the subpage movieworld.com/classic.

    What happens with the rankings? Will they "move" as well?
    Will movieworld.com/classic get the same rankings from the old site?
    Google has a dampening factor of 15% in it's PageRank algorithm. Many SEO's notice a slight dropoff in traffic after a 301, so I assume that there's some dropoff in PageRank... which may impact your traffic slightly.

    I still think the 301 redirect is a good option for you.
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    • Profile picture of the author pjp007
      Originally Posted by nkneuper View Post

      Google has a dampening factor of 15% in it's PageRank algorithm. Many SEO's notice a slight dropoff in traffic after a 301, so I assume that there's some dropoff in PageRank... which may impact your traffic slightly.

      I still think the 301 redirect is a good option for you.
      And where should I do it? Registrar or .htaccess?

      At the registrar would be the easiest for me, but will the effect be like a .htaccess redirect?
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  • Profile picture of the author HostWind
    Just a heads up, I googled classic movies and classicmovies.net was not on the first page for me.
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    • Profile picture of the author pjp007
      Originally Posted by HostWind View Post

      Just a heads up, I googled classic movies and classicmovies.net was not on the first page for me.
      Read the first line of the first post...
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  • Profile picture of the author zettax
    That is fine, I think this is big problem
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  • Profile picture of the author luxl85
    I suggest you not to 301 the ranking site to no ranking site except the old site banned by google.
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  • Profile picture of the author gigpayrrseo
    I think, if you 301 the pages, you might lose the serp ranking
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