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On merging sites - including a possible penalized site

7:05 pm on Apr 4, 2012 (gmt 0)

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Hi guys,

I have a couple of sites that I'm planning to merge mostly PR3-PR5 sites, I think one of them might have a penalty, is it a good idea to include the one with the penalty into a merge.

The sites will merge into a non-penalized site.

any advice or thoughts about this?

best regards.
7:40 pm on Apr 4, 2012 (gmt 0)

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If it's Panda, then I'd clean up the content and only merge the best performing pages. Cut everything else.

If it's an unnatural link penalty or something of that sort, I would be cautious.

Between January - November 2011, I had a site that was doing well with some shady link building. In December i transferred it with a 301 & Change of address to a better domain I had just registered. I didn't build any new links to the site and it received the unnatural links notice a few weeks ago.