I am planning to offer SEO consulting to small businesses and I am trying to clarify few things regarding 301 Redirect & Offsite SEO.
I will be using an aged domain of mine and create a directory for each client
Then 301 Redirect it to the client's domain : client.com
1. Can I create a multiple pages Silo inside www.Olddomain.com/client1-Keyword/
then Redirect www.Olddomain.com/client1-Keyword/ -> client.com root ?
Will most of the link juice pass through even though it's from a folder to a root domain (where I will not be able to recreate the same silo structure and pages).
2. I've heard that 301 redirects do not pass anchor text if old page is too different from new page.
I was thinking of making copy of the client index page (with hi/her permission of course) on www.Olddomain.com/client1-Keyword/ and build my silo from there. So when it 301 redirects, content will be quite similar and anchor text can pass through.
3. I will build all my links to www.Olddomain.com/client1-Keyword/
If I do a backlinkwatch or yahoo site explorer on the client.com domain, will all the links i've done show up there ? if they don't show up, would the link juice still pass to the client.
I am aware from Matt Cutts response that some link juice may be lost in a 301 redirect but it's a small price to pay to be able to control your Offsite SEO strategy