Starting over again on a new(ish) domain
Been trying to help a client recover from Panda/Penguin for some time - previously they had loads of thin, keyword rich content on their old site with loads of low quality links - as well as a load of client site wide footers - been working to clean all this up, which has been time consuming, and organic visibility doesn't improve - so I think the domain is basically burnt to a degree.
They still have visibility but def under perform - and new link building efforts look to be diluted by what's gone on previously and it's difficult to demonstrate the value of the new, good, high authority coverage they get.
So decided to start again on another domain they own, which may have had some low quality links in the past, but nothing like the main domain - this "new" domain currently 301s to the live one.
Have said we will review the link profiles of both and see if it's worth the switch, or perhaps even a totally clean domain - as well as id'ing what we want to keep from the current live one.
I've seen a process such as this for migrating to a new domain post Penguin:http://www.linkresearchtools.com/case-studies/google-penguin-recovery-redirect-method/
but i don't want to 301 anything at all from the current domain, I want to start again as cleanly as possible.
has anyone ever done anything like this below and have any tips, or a guide on best practice etc?