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    Should I redirect a penalized domain?

    I have registered a domain which has the same name as my site, but .info and I put up some social media platforms on there to test them.

    Then I didn't do anything with the domain and just recently was informed that one of those platforms has been so under attack with spam, my server crashed because of it.

    Now I have disconnected it and only a blank page is up there.

    Here is my question:

    Some of the traffic is targeted and good, most is not.

    Google has now completely deindexed the domain.


    Should I take a chance and redirect the traffic to one of my existing sites or will this most likely get them penalized?


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    I would never consider redirecting a de-indexed domain. Remember that little update named Penguin? The quality of the sites linking to a site can have a impact. if Google de-indexed the site, it has been flagged as a bad neighborhood.
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    I remember the home page ranking well for a while, even though the social network filled with spam was on another folder. Around the time of penguin the whole domain was deindexed.


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    I would never consider redirecting a de-indexed domain. Remember that little update named Penguin? The quality of the sites linking to a site can have a impact. if Google de-indexed the site, it has been flagged as a bad neighborhood.
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    You could try a 302 temporary redirect. (There needs to be enough traffic to take the risk.) 302s don't flow Pagerank. So, you could make an assumption that the 302 won't pass a penalty.

    Matt Cutts Interviewed by Eric Enge and discusses 302 Redirects:

    Eric Enge: Let’s briefly talk about 302 Redirects.
    Matt Cutts: 302s are intended to be temporary. If you are only going to put something in place for a little amount of time, then 302s are perfectly appropriate to use. Typically, they wouldn't flow PageRank, but they can also be very useful. If a site is doing something for just a small amount of time, 302s can be a perfect case for that sort of situation.

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    You may duplicate the site with a 302 redirect and wipe out the Google traffic for the good site. I saw that happen with the temporary domain forwarding (302 redirect) feature offered by GoDaddy. That problem went away when they added the permanent domain forwarding feature (301 redirect). I don't think it is a good idea to do any type of redirect with a penalized site.

    I think a 302 redirect can sometimes be appropriate for redirecting individual pages, but not an entire site. If you are going to experiment with this, be prepared to possibly sacrifice the good site.

    You have already lost all of your Google traffic for the penalized site. If you try a redirect, you need to ask yourself if the miniscule traffic you might get from Yahoo and Bing is worth the risk.

    A better plan might be to build a new site for the penalized domain using new URLs, then file a reconsideration request with Google and explain what happened with the spammers. You might see the old Google love return eventually. This doesn't always work, but it sometimes does.
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    Thanks a lot for all of the feedback. My decision is not to have a temporary redirect. I want something permanent. A news driven site based on my main keywords. 100 percent automated with Google ads (I can put them up there despite of the penalty?)

    Anybody know a good software for that?
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    I wouldn't mess with it at all unless you think there is ALOT of traffic to be had. Its better to just chalk it up to a loss rather than take the chance that you'll waste your time and energy. If Google has flagged it and a lot of those bad links are still there it sounds like it isn't worth it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Dammann View Post
    Thanks a lot for all of the feedback. My decision is not to have a temporary redirect. I want something permanent. A news driven site based on my main keywords. 100 percent automated with Google ads (I can put them up there despite of the penalty?)

    Anybody know a good software for that?
    i will advice you work on the spam first before putting any ad on that site

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Dammann View Post
    I have registered a domain which has the same name as my site, but .info and I put up some social media platforms on there to test them.Then I didn't do anything with the domain and just recently was informed that one of those platforms has been so under attack with spam, my server crashed because of it.
    Now I have disconnected it and only a blank page is up there.

    Here is my question:

    Some of the traffic is targeted and good, most is not.Google has now completely deindexed the domain.
    Should I take a chance and redirect the traffic to one of my existing sites or will this most likely get them penalized?
    ~ Mike
    Since Google has completely de-indexed your domain, I recommend you to delete the entire content(at least all the spam) and start a new website. You must request for reconsideration in webmaster tools and wait until your website is completely reindexed by Google.

    If I am in your position, I will not redirect a domain with penalty to other websites.
    Last edited by sijugk; 24 February, 2014 at 17:25 PM.
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