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I had a website with 2 domains like these: and

The main domain was and the other one was 301 redirected to first one. The main domain got a Google Penguin penalty some months ago. I uploaded the site on an new domain and removed Google index of old domain by using the remove URL tool in Webmaster Tools. Now, I want to use (which was redirected to the penalized domain) for a new and fresh website with new and perfect content.

Is it probable that history of this domain affects the new website and harms its ranking?

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Just to clarify, was redirected to but was the one that got slapped? – nathangiesbrecht Jul 24 '13 at 20:05
yes, exactly! was 301 redirected to but was penalized. An another point is (which was redirected) has same page rank as – MiladSafaei Jul 24 '13 at 20:12

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I would see what links are pointing to If you got a Google Penguin adjustment because of bad links pointing to then that wont affect, unless the same links also point there too. If is free of links because it was never marketed then you would be pretty safe from Penguin .

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Thanks a lot, but an important point is that in Webmaster Tools panel, there is no any external link reported pointing to, even just one link, but has same Google pagerank (PR 4) as! Its what I'm worried about! – MiladSafaei Jul 25 '13 at 10:05
Maybe you see the pagerank 4 when it is pointed at the other domain, if so - you could be seeing page rank. – user29671 Jul 25 '13 at 10:10
Yeah, the point was logical if was redirected to yet, but now, it is not redirected and has a same pagerank! – MiladSafaei Jul 25 '13 at 10:12
Do any other tools show links pointing to the site ? If you really cant find any bad links, especially not in Webmaster Tools then Penguin is not really a worry. – user29671 Jul 25 '13 at 10:17

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