301 Question - Smart People Step Inside!!!!

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Hey,

I have purchased some expiring domains (I am always on the hustle)...

Some of these sites have links that don't go to the homepage. Like one site i have now had 900 pages indexed in Google...

Basically though, i want to 301 all of the juice from every page on the site that will be a 404 to the homepage. Or every page that was a page...

So i want all the juice from the old pages flowing to the homepage. Is there a way to do this easily? I looked at some wordpress scripts but they didnt work.

Please advise smart people!!

Thanks!!!
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  • Profile picture of the author RedShifted
    I'm not that smart I'm just dropping by to give you a personal thanks.

    That ebook you wrote (on your blog) is absolutely incredible. For a while I was having problems finding solid, unbias advice on how to rank a website, and 2 weeks after reading that book I have various keywords showing up between pages 2-5 of google.

    I also purchased my first relevant/aged/high pr website thanks to you. So seriously man, I can't thank you enough!

    (must be weird getting random thanks from people you don't know lol)
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    • Profile picture of the author Make Money Ninja
      Originally Posted by RedShifted View Post

      I'm not that smart I'm just dropping by to give you a personal thanks.

      That ebook you wrote (on your blog) is absolutely incredible. For a while I was having problems finding solid, unbias advice on how to rank a website, and 2 weeks after reading that book I have various keywords showing up between pages 2-5 of google.

      I also purchased my first relevant/aged/high pr website thanks to you. So seriously man, I can't thank you enough!

      (must be weird getting random thanks from people you don't know lol)
      Thats pretty badass, i think your the first person to thank me like that.

      In the future im going to be expanding what im offering on my site, its just i make a lot more money atm doing seo than teaching seo. Id love to teach people full time, because posts like yours make my day.

      Just keep grinding, do the hard work and it will pay off in the end!
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  • Profile picture of the author limekyln
    When I buy a domain with links I fire up SEO spyglass to find all the backlinks. I then sort the links it finds according the the PR. I redirect all the high PR links back to the home page and let the PR0's redirect to a 404. Sometimes If I see an inner page that had multiple high PR links pointed at it, I'll recreate the page on my new site and 301 to that. Now I have some extra high PR pages to use on my new site

    I usually edit my .htaccess manually:

    RewriteEngine on
    ErrorDocument 404 /404.php
    redirect 301 /plants/
    hxxp://newplantsite.com
    redirect 301 /plants/yellowroses.php
    hxxp://newplantsite.com/plants/yellowroses.php

    in the example above, the redirect 301 /plants/ is redirecting the old plants directory to the home page of the new domain. I don't tend to tell it to go specifically to index.php or whatever index type I am using. I just send it to the domain root.

    in the example above, the redirect 301 /plants/yellowroses.php may have had some pr4's or pr3's linked to it, so I recreated that directory and page on my new domain and redirected the old traffic and links there.

    I 404 the no PR value links typically.

    I am no htaccess expert, and I usually have to do one line at a time in the file, save the file and then go check to see if the redirect is actually working. Often I'll get a 500 internal server error and I'll have to go back and troubleshoot the syntax. It's tedious, but onces it's working it tends to stay working forever.
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  • Profile picture of the author yukon
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    What I do on my Wordpress sites is run a 404.php page that redirects all broken links back to the Index page, this way I don't ever have to check for broken links, or If my traffic screws up the URL when they create a backlink, as long as the domain is correct a broken link will be redirected to the Index page.

    I've attached a copy of my Wordpress 404.php page (zip file below).
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