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Discussion in 'SEO Search Engine Optimisation' started by retired_member33, Jun 27, 2012.

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  1. retired_member33

    retired_member33 Retired Member

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    Guys,

    I have a site which has been hit by the recent Panda/Penguin update and now I want to move on to a new domain.

    The site has a lot of great content but I feel that is has been hit by dodgy links.

    What to do?

    Do a straight 301, with a new theme?
    404 the old domain and move the posts to my new domain?

    Thanks
     
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  3. Adem United Kingdom

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    I had a site do this with Panda 9 months back and it dropped from page one to page six. It'd been hit due to some short articles and some dodgy backlinks but I knew the content as a whole was good.

    I registered a new domain, went through all my articles and in some cases combined some content to create better, longer articles, and then I 301'd each article to the new ones on my new domain. I also changed the theme and improved the menu structure.

    This new one ranked back up to the top of page one within a couple of months.

    Although my initial site got smashed, some of the articles still ranked ok and so boosted traffic to the new site.
     
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    Cheers Adem.

    Have decided to keep the old one and start a new site as well :)

    Better to spread the risk :)
     
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