Link Juice - Is It Gone After Removing a 301 Redirect?

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Hey Guys,
I have 2 websites, Site A and Site B.
Site A (high PR) is 301 redirecting to Site B.
But now I want to remove the 301 redirect and build a legit website on it.

Will I still have the link juice on Site A (the high PR site) after I remove the 301, or is it permanently gone towards Site B?
I'm asking this because a 301 is supposedly "permanent" but I'm not an expert on these things so if anyone can clarify this it would be much appreciated.
#301 #juice #link #redirect #removing
  • Profile picture of the author nik0
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    Compare it to a water pipe, when you break it there's no water flowing anymore.
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  • Profile picture of the author Smoker2
    Lol, from your answer we can understand it in 2 ways:

    1) The pipe (301) is now broken so there's no more juice flowing and it's now stuck on Site A.
    2) All the water (juice) has already flown to Site B and there's nothing left in Site A.

    Can you clarify which one did you mean?
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    • Profile picture of the author nik0
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      Originally Posted by Smoker2 View Post

      Lol, from your answer we can understand it in 2 ways:

      1) The pipe (301) is now broken so there's no more juice flowing and it's now stuck on Site A.
      2) All the water (juice) has already flown to Site B and there's nothing left in Site A.

      Can you clarify which one did you mean?
      Ok replace the water pipe with an electric wire then

      Once you cut it the machine stops working / the site stops ranking!
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  • Link Juice is constant. If you remove the 301 redirect, Site B will lose the link juice when Google notices that it is missing and Site A will retain the PR that it rightfully has since it is no longer providing Link Juice to Site B...

    Hope that makes sense.
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  • Profile picture of the author Smoker2
    WritersAtYourService,
    Thanks for the clarification, the term "permanent" is very misleading and I was confused by it.
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    • Profile picture of the author Icematikx
      Originally Posted by Smoker2 View Post

      WritersAtYourService,
      Thanks for the clarification, the term "permanent" is very misleading and I was confused by it.
      It is not misleading. A 301 redirect indicates to Google to pass along PR. A 302 (temporary) redirect would not.
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    • Profile picture of the author MikeFriedman
      Originally Posted by Smoker2 View Post

      WritersAtYourService,
      Thanks for the clarification, the term "permanent" is very misleading and I was confused by it.
      It's not misleading at all. You are just looking at it from the wrong point of view.

      A 301 redirect is to let Google and other search engines know that YOU plan on this being a permanent redirect. It is not to command them to make it a permanent redirect.

      You are just letting your intentions be known.
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  • Profile picture of the author Smoker2
    nik0, that's a better analogy
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