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It really depends on how severe Google feels your infraction was on the original site.
Search for the domain if you don't see it in the 1st spot your under a penalty. If you see it then you were hit with the update not a penalty.
Question why would you want a site under a penalty sent to a new more improved site? Links, traffic, or just don't know what to do with the old domain. Is the content (or most of) the same on both sites?I just don't understand the mad rush to start all over again. Seems to me it would be best to clean up and work through this. But the important question is it a penalty or just you were hit with the update, there is a big difference in what direction to go.
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