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Hi guys,

A business partner and I have had a falling out. Long story short, I have a ton of blog content that Google has indexed on domain that my former partner owns. He removed the blog, and I have all the files (database, etc), but he is refusing to implement a redirect as he originally promised when we agreed to split up our partnership.

So Google has all the old pages / posts indexed. They are all dead links now.

Should I put up the content on my new domain now, or wait until Google de-indexes the original location first?

I'm worried that if I re-launch it now, Google may see it as a copy of the original, whereas if he implemented a 303, this wouldn't be an issue.

What a pain. Hoping someone can offer good advice.
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  • Profile picture of the author Punit12
    Originally Posted by Chris Thompson View Post

    Hi guys,

    A business partner and I have had a falling out. Long story short, I have a ton of blog content that Google has indexed on domain that my former partner owns. He removed the blog, and I have all the files (database, etc), but he is refusing to implement a redirect as he originally promised when we agreed to split up our partnership.

    So Google has all the old pages / posts indexed. They are all dead links now.

    Should I put up the content on my new domain now, or wait until Google de-indexes the original location first?

    I'm worried that if I re-launch it now, Google may see it as a copy of the original, whereas if he implemented a 303, this wouldn't be an issue.

    What a pain. Hoping someone can offer good advice.


    Dear Chris,

    As your blog pages are dead now, the best solution is to wait till the Google sees them dead.

    Try to bring them to googles notice then,
    upload your same content on your new domain & submit for fetch as Google or via xml sitemap.

    Thanks.
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  • Profile picture of the author namesbeyond
    Originally Posted by Chris Thompson View Post

    Hi guys,

    A business partner and I have had a falling out. Long story short, I have a ton of blog content that Google has indexed on domain that my former partner owns. He removed the blog, and I have all the files (database, etc), but he is refusing to implement a redirect as he originally promised when we agreed to split up our partnership.

    So Google has all the old pages / posts indexed. They are all dead links now.

    Should I put up the content on my new domain now, or wait until Google de-indexes the original location first?

    I'm worried that if I re-launch it now, Google may see it as a copy of the original, whereas if he implemented a 303, this wouldn't be an issue.

    What a pain. Hoping someone can offer good advice.
    Wait Until Google de-index you content and then submit your xml sitemap in google webmaster tool
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  • Profile picture of the author challanger
    de-indexing will take approx. 90 days.....

    first do little experiment by creating 1-5 pages with same content and url attributes (off-course on your new domain)....

    Such as

    abc.com/a-b-c (old location)
    efg.com/a-b-c (your new location)

    and it will not harm your site but remember... just do this on 1-5 pages/posts......
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  • Profile picture of the author abraham26
    Try to convince partner to implement 301 redirect from his site to your new site.
    In case he does not agree, I'll publish my content now,why to wait?
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