joined:Oct 30, 2000
Hi, I have a 20-year-old site that has plummeted in the rankings and seems to be dead and buried no matter what I do. Now I am thinking of slitting it up and moving it to two different domain names, both country code and good single word domains that have never been used. Half the site is on travel to this particular place and the other half is maps, I am a budding cartographer. What is the best practice here? I have so many spammy links pointing to my domain name so am I best just contacting all the good like owners and asking them to change the link or 301 the site and start with a disavow file straight out of the gate? I am, not even sure if this is the reason for my drop in rankings but I want to start these new sites off as clean as possible. Would there be any problems with 301ing half the site to one domain and the other to another?