A client of mine was hit by Penguin, since he had bought links from India in the past. I decided to remove the pages that had the ugliest link profiles, and put the content online on different urls. This way, the bad links would not lead to real pages, just to 404's.
My whole plan doesn't seem possible, because somehow WordPress automacally makes 301 redirects from the previous url to the new url. Could this be because the urls are similar? It happens in all different browsers and also on different pc's and IP's.
Note: I didn't change the url, i really put the bad pages on no-index with Yoast and then even trashed them. Then, I rewrote the content that were on these bad pages and made new pages for it.
Does anyone have an idea on what could cause this redirection to happen?
I checked all plugins and all possible WordPress settings, but can't find the solution anywhere.