Is this even possible to do a 301 redirect a site that has been deindexed in Google? Here are the details:
I had an established site that was ranking #2 for it's main keyword (the domain name was "prefix+mainkeyword"). I also had 15 other posts targeting other keywords in the niche. I was getting good traffic from all these terms as well as the main keyword.
For some reason this site was deindexed from Google, but still ranking #2 in bing/yahoo, but the traffic is now like 15%. I sent Google an email to try to get it reindexed but nothing.
So this site has about 900+ backlinks with about 90% or so to the home page and the rest spread out among the other 15 keyword pages of the site.
Now I started a new site within using a keyword in the same niche (not the same KW as the old site) and the domain name is "keyword+suffix." I have around 180 links to this site and it only has 3 posts so far and ranking on page 5 for it's main keyword.
So would it be possible to transfer all the link juice from that deindexed site to this new site by doing a 301 redirect? How would this work in that I don't have as many pages on the new site compared to the old site? Could I just transfer all the links that are going to the top level domain of the deindexed to the top level of the new site by editing the .htaccess file of the deindexed site with the following:
"Redirect 301 olddomain.com hxxp://www[dot]newdomain[dot]com"
Would that be the correct code for doing something like that if possible?