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Our plan would be to launch worldwidgets.com, with 301 permanent redirects from the already established site - regionalwidgets.
Will any penalties from regionalwidgets be carried over to the new worldwidgets if the search engines see it is the same company? or will the new site be ok. We dont want to risk doing this, if the new site gets tarred with the same brush as the old. We will learn from our mistakes and keep the new site totally clean.
Would it be best not to use 301 redirects from the old as this would link the two sites?
Thanks for any information
If you don't mind, what did you get penalized for?
Is thier anything we can do to give our rankings a boost? Is it something we need to wait and just give it time?
If thier is something that could be done, I would like to know. Please advise.
Domain1 is an existing site and has Yahoo penalty.
DomainX is a similiar domain name to Domain1, but has never been used. I brought it to keep competitors from having it.
Due to penalty on Domain1, i decide to make use of DomainX which has never been used for a site yet, but has been parked up and using 'framed web-forwarding' to point to Domain1, incase anyone should type it in to a browser address bar.
I have now discovered that Yahoo has DomainX in its index!, (if clicked on user goes to site Domain1 content but url is replaced with DomainX/filexx)
Someone must have linked to domain1 but typed in domainX as the domain name instead when creating the link (they are very similiar names) and so the search engines then picked it up
I hope this all makes sense.
So DomainX should not be in yahoo as I have never used it, only parked it up and had it pointing to domain1 if typed into a browser.
Now though, with it somehow getting indexed in Yahoo, i fear this domainX also has a penalty before i have even used it!
Yahoo will only show me the homepage (sign of a penalty?)
DomainX is also listed in google, again just the homepage with no PR.
This is devastating as it was a domain name i was planning to use to expand my current site with but now its porbably not worth using at all.
Will this domain have been penalised even though it was just framed web-forwarding, not an actual site? (although did show domain1's content if used)
Does anyone know?
Well, there are a few options (IMO) FIRST! FIX THE PROBLEM THAT CAUSED THE PENALITY. I would have your designer focus on that and make it priority. Second, if you don't want Domain X to get index, you could always implement a "no index" tag. This will tell the engine's simply not to index the site.