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301 Redirect - changing back will restore PR?
SE and SE visitors get one domain, others get original domain

10+ Year Member

Msg#: 4175876 posted 6:52 pm on Jul 24, 2010 (gmt 0)

Redirected a bunch of domains to one domain years ago, for SE's and SE visitors only. Bots and human visitors from the SE's got the same content.

However, anyone coming to the re-directed domains from _other_ sources, like type-ins, articles or directory listings, got to the original domains and their content. They weren't redirected.

This was so the main site could get the backlink power but listing sites wouldn't delist the old domains because of the redirects.

I notice now that the PageRank of the redirected domains is a grey bar. QUESTION: If I stop the redirects, will the PR of the old domains be restored, say, in three months?



5+ Year Member

Msg#: 4175876 posted 5:19 pm on Nov 5, 2010 (gmt 0)

From my point of view: Getting your PageRank back is unlikely.

Grey bar means "unranked".

What you did was to trick the search engines and sculpt PageRank. If I was a Search Engine, you would have lost my trust.

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