I have a bit of a problem and could do with some advice.
Some time ago an SEO expert did some optimisation [using dubious SEO techniques] on one of my sites which previously had a healthy amount of traffic and it subsequently got a very high amount of traffic for a short period. However it got penalised and since then it has lost all its Google traffic.
OK serves me right. I have learned my lesson and wont go down that road again. But the site in question has thousands of pages of original content which a lot of people used to find very useful. I would like to get this back out there.
I have thought long and hard about what to do and have read numerous threads suggesting I may have to wait a year or more after requesting a re-inclusion and it may never get reincluded.
And as I now have a much better domain name for this site anyway, I have decided to abandon the old site's domain and move most of the content over to the new domain name. I will then ask people who link to the old site to change their links to the new one instead.
I've got a lot of useful content here which people would appreciate if they could find it! I have no interest in using any dubious SEO techniques any more and want to play things by the book, but I want to avoid being punished twice for the one crime!
Has anyone else had any experience of moving to a new domain from a penalised one? Any thoughts or suggestions would be very appreciated.