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|Redirect PR4 site to PR3 site to combine PageRank|
| 11:17 pm on Oct 3, 2013 (gmt 0)|
I have 2 sites with the same subject matter that have been hit "mildly" by Penguin.
All the affected pages are toast, but when I create new content it still ranks pretty well.
So the sites are not totally hopeless.
One of the sites has a pagerank of 4 although the domain name doesn't fit my needs anymore.
The other site has a much better brandable name and PR3.
Would it be a good idea to redirect the site with PR4 to the one PR3 and shut down the PR4 URL?
| 11:01 am on Oct 4, 2013 (gmt 0)|
I would personally not worry about PR. As your PR3 site has a better brandable name, this would be the way to go.
Would you be redirecting pages from PR4 site to a page on PR3 site OR would you in fact be merging sites (moving all/some of the content from PR4 site to PR3 site)?
| 2:35 pm on Oct 4, 2013 (gmt 0)|
The PR4 site content is worthless because it got Penguined...
So I will stop registering the domain name and redirect the whole site to the PR3 site.
Will the all the link juice from the PR4 site go to the PR3 site?
| 7:11 pm on Oct 4, 2013 (gmt 0)|
|Will the all the link juice from the PR4 site go to the PR3 site? |
Link juice (minus approx. 15%) will, but so may the penalty too.
Hence I think you should be very careful if you intend to redirect a site hit by Penguin, in case you do not pass on the penalty. Here is more on this - you should study these threads carefully:
Best Way To Redirect Home Page Without Forwarding Penalty / Penguin
301 redirecting Penguin-affected pages?
Moving on from Penguin - 301 domain question
| 8:40 pm on Oct 4, 2013 (gmt 0)|
|So I will stop registering the domain name and redirect the whole site to the PR3 site. |
In order to redirect you have to control the domain, so don't drop the registration.
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