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Would 302 or meta refresh redirects pass Penguin penalties?
smithaa02




msg:4565772
 9:14 pm on Apr 17, 2013 (gmt 0)

A number of people have tried to counter penguin by 301'ing their old domain to their new domain.

eg

penalizeddomain.com > 301 > newcleandomain.com

From what I've read this works for a bit...then google catches up and whacks the new domain.

What if we used 302's instead? Would that get the new domain in trouble?

Our old domain has value because of offsite marketing and branding. So what I would like to do is to clone my bad domain content to a good domain. Would this new domain be penalized?

What if I used meta refresh redirects? Would that hurt to go to the new domain? How does google treat meta refresh redirects?

 

TheOptimizationIdiot




msg:4565794
 11:29 pm on Apr 17, 2013 (gmt 0)

302's and meta refreshes have been treated very much like 301's for quite some time, so I doubt a "trick" with the type of redirect or status code served is likely to fool the algo for very long.

Probably much better long-term to find and fix the issue rather than looking for a new "trick" to try and fool the algo with.

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