[Last Call] Learn how to a build a cloud-first strategyRegister Now

x
?
Solved

SEO: Automatically redirect traffic to new domain or let users click?

Posted on 2014-03-15
2
Medium Priority
?
422 Views
Last Modified: 2014-03-15
Hi,
We are trying to leave a bad domain behind with a manual penalty following a negative SEO attack.  We cant disavow all the links, 6 months later 500 new links are being discovered a day and no one website seems to list all the links.  We tried disavowing ALL links and Google still found some and keeps the penalty on.

We have set up a 404 page that returns the 404 status.  Blocked crawling using a robots.txt and used javascript in the 404 page to show the new domain link with a "Nofollow" in the header.

What we wanted to know was is there any dangers in that penalties and crawlers follow if we redirect all traffic using a very short time interval eg 5ms.  Does automatically redirecting have any effect on robots.

here is the script

<header>
<meta name="robots" content="noindex,nofollow">
</header>

<body>
<div id="main">
Our web site has moved.
  <div id="new">
  </div>
</div>
<script>
$deb="<";$fin=">";$col=":";$slash="/";$dot=".";
$adr= $slash + "DOMAIN";
$adr= "tp" + $col + $slash + $adr;
$adr += $dot + "co";
$adr="ht" + $adr + ".uk";

$new1="ef='";
$new1=" it at " + $deb + "a hr" + $new1;
$new1="You can now find" + $new1 + $adr;
$new1 += "'" + $fin + $adr + $deb + $slash;
$new1 += "a" + $fin;

document.getElementById("new").innerHTML = $new1;

</script>

<script type="text/javascript">
<!--
function delayer(){
    window.location = "http://www.DOMAIN .co.uk"
      
}
//-->
</script>
</head>
<body onLoad="setTimeout('delayer()', 0005)">
<h2>Prepare to be redirected!</h2>
<p>This page is a time delay redirect, please update your bookmarks to our new
location!</p>
</body>


Any advice gratefully received, thank you
0
Comment
Question by:Zoo71
2 Comments
 
LVL 58

Accepted Solution

by:
Gary earned 1200 total points
ID: 39931355
Crawlers won't follow that link as it is initiated by js and they don't execute js.
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:Zoo71
ID: 39931585
Thank you for your help.
0

Featured Post

Prep for the ITIL® Foundation Certification Exam

December’s Course of the Month is now available! Enroll to learn ITIL® Foundation best practices for delivering IT services effectively and efficiently.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

The online market is growing at an unprecedented rate and retail eCommerce sales are expected to reach $4 trillion by 2020. Yet, the profit is not just there for the taking because you have to set yourself apart from the competition.
This holiday season, we’re giving away the gift of knowledge—tech knowledge, that is. Keep reading to see what hacks, tips, and trends we have wrapped and waiting for you under the tree.
This tutorial demonstrates how to identify and create boundary or building outlines in Google Maps. In this example, I outline the boundaries of an enclosed skatepark within a community park.  Login to your Google Account, then  Google for "Google M…
This video explains how to create simple products associated to Magento configurable product and offers fast way of their generation with Store Manager for Magento tool.
Suggested Courses

831 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question