Can Redirects Cheat Penguins?

by Goath
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Hi,

I think one of my website is lost. To rescue the valuable content I want to redirect the whole website to a new one.

That's why I come up with some (maybe dumb) questions:

  • Will a redirect pass the "age of my current domain to the new domain"
  • Should I keep the old domain after the redirect, or can I let it expire?
  • Will Google consider the links that "****3d up my website also to the new domain and thus f3ck up my new website too?
Thanks for sharing your knowledge!
#cheat #penguins #redirects
  • Profile picture of the author Goath
    Nobody?

    I did research on the internet and there's not one answer. One says it works, another says not always..

    Did you try it and did it work for you?
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  • Profile picture of the author WarGasm
    If your site has been penalized then it will eventually pass the penalty to your new site because the same bad links will still be pointing to it. Just scrap the old domain and get a new one. You can still transfer the content just make sure its deindexed before you publish the new site.
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  • Profile picture of the author Tuned
    Originally Posted by Goath View Post

    Hi,

    I think one of my website is lost. To rescue the valuable content I want to redirect the whole website to a new one.

    That's why I come up with some (maybe dumb) questions:

    • Will a redirect pass the "age of my current domain to the new domain"
    • Should I keep the old domain after the redirect, or can I let it expire?
    • Will Google consider the links that "****3d up my website also to the new domain and thus f3ck up my new website too?
    Thanks for sharing your knowledge!
    If your rankings are gone far too down after the penguin update , then redirect is a good option to choose which will pass a good authority to your new website, however this will not pass the age of your current domain to new domain, secondly after the redirect you can not let the old domain to expire because after expiry there will be no link juice passes to your new domain and choose 301 redirect for the redirection. but in case the google has made a penalty on your website after penguin like getting deindexed then redirection is very bad idea as it will pass the penelty to the new website too on which you are redirecting.
    hope that helps.
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  • Profile picture of the author Goath
    Hi Siddhant91,

    Thanks for your sharing your experiences. I will test a few things out and I will share the results with you.
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  • Profile picture of the author GyuMan82
    There have been a lot of people if you dig around the forums that state that a 301 redirect will temporary alleviate the penalty only to have it eventually passed on in a few weeks. Whether this is true or not is anyone's guess, but that seems to be the experience I am seeing for those using 301s.
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  • Profile picture of the author Tom Albas
    According to Matt Cutt if your website not recover from Google penguin that mean you need to make a fresh website again.Now, its impossible
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