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I use to have a PR2 on duplicate sites( several domains names pointing to the same ip ), then about 9 mths ago I did 301 perm redirects from all these sites to one main site( this was a new domain name, i.e 1 yr old ), I was trying to get clean because I heard of duplicate sites being penalized, now after 9 mths none of my pr has transfered and all the sites being redirected now have a pr0, Anyway to confuse matters more I have once again have done a redirect on this and the other sites to a new site, ( I have finally found a domain name I really like and will stay with now. ) Over the last 1 mth I have been building up links,( report with other related sites ), both inbound and outbound links, My site is like a picture site, my outbound links are credits to the artist, while my inbound links are artists talking about what a great site I have. I currently have about 1000 pages, I have also setup a google sitemap, and google has visited all my pages. As well other bots are coming by daily.
My question is: Am I better to break all ties with my other domain domain names, in otherwards stop redirecting them, my intentions are to use the other domain names for other purposes once the search engine all learn about the redirect, or is there a way to tell if I am being sandboxed, or penanlised for some reason, or should I just be playing the waiting game. This PR0 thing is really bothering me
PR doesn't mean so much anyway - PR2 means nothing.
Are your pages listed in Google, is your site navigable by Googlebot. There's every possibility that you could have triggered some kind of filter.
Clean the links up, make sure the site can be spidered.
I have a problem that is looking somewhat similar to yours, at least part of it. You can check it out at [webmasterworld.com...]
But that is not the reason I'm replying to you. I'm sure you have already heard about a conference is going on at this moment in New York, called SES NYC 2006 (Search Engine Strategies New York City 2006).
I found a transcription that seems to be precious for problems like ours: [seroundtable.com...]
Fourth and fifth paragraphs:
Mirror sites: 1 website, 2 domains. Shows example of rsdfoundation.org. Somebody in the academic CPU center decided that “since SE’s like .edu domains,” they should put the content live on the University of Florida site. Confusing the Bot: 2 URLs. Links to multiple root domains from other sites, with inbound links pointing to different domains for the same site. Describes the real domain and “canonical” domain of a client of hers causing the whole site to not be listed.
Confusing the bot: dynamic URL’s. As robots find dynamic content, the site may be returning a different URL with the same content…this is also a problem. Use “repeat the search with omitted results included” feature to see this happening with some websites. Recommends using robtots.txt exclusion and 301 redirect. 301 redirects: “your hero” Server side redirects to a single canonical domain. Test the page to make sure it works, ensure you use 301’s instead of 3o02. Find code for this at beyongink.,com/301redirect. You can also contact Google and use the “reinclusion request” in the subject line to get help.
Wish the best luck for you sites.