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    Exclamation 301 permanent redirect will it hurt links and seo?


    Hi guys. Thanks for reading my question. I have a dilemma.
    I have two websites one pointing the domain to the other. Both of the domains contain important keywords, and both domains are around 5 years old. I am now building a website, and I am going to switch the domains. The domain that has been pointing to my old website will be my new domain, and the old website domain, will point to my new website with a 301 permanent redirect.
    The links (which are not many) have been pointing to my old website domain for more than 5 years. This old website domain has been doing pretty good ranking for my chosen keywords.
    My question is:
    Will it hurt my old website ranking, if I transfer it permanently to this new domain name?
    I read in places it will not hurt if it is a permanent redirect. But I wanted to check if anybody here has experience with this, and what are your thoughts.
    Sorry if this is a bit confusing.
    Thanks for your help in advance.
    Maria.
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    Assuming the pages are 1:1 and each page from one domain is redirecting to a page with the same concept on the second domain, then in theory there should not be a problem. If the domain you are 301 redirecting has low quality backlinks, it could hurt one you're redirecting to. If you have steered clear of any link buying or black hat techniques, you should be good to go.
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    Ignore me. I'm just accidentally posting in the wrong place...
    Last edited by BbdLea; Dec 12th, 2014 at 11:20 AM.

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